Korean Spinach (Sigeumchi-namul)

Korean Spinach (Sigeumchi-namul)

Sometimes, I just want to have an easy dinner. But something that is tasty and healthy. This Korean Spinach recipe just hits the spot and I love having it with avocado, sauteed mushrooms, cucumber, rice, soy sauce and miso soup.

Name Korean Spinach (Sigeumchi-namul)
Serves 4 to 5 people as a side dish
Dr. Greger Points 2
Costs US$ 5
Cooking time 15 minutes
Difficulty Absolute Beginner


  • 1 bunch of spinach, cleaned and washed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 green onion, light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 2 - 2.5 tsp soy sauce
  • 1.5 - 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil.
  2. Add spinach and let boil for 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. Drain the spinach and run it under cold water.
  4. Squeeze handfuls of spinach into balls to gently squeeze out the water.
  5. Cut each ball into roughly 3 parts.
  6. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  7. Serve with rice and other toppings such as mushrooms, avocados, cucumber, and some miso soup. Enjoy :)

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