Pickled ginger in less than 10 minutes

Last night I was using my beloved Personal Trainer:Cooking for DS to make my lunch for today. The dish was a simple sushi rice with tuna and broccoli. The best thing to come out of it though was a way to make pickled ginger in a snap. I personally love pickled ginger and would be content to just eat a pile of it smothered in wasabi soy sauce, so this is a nice way to make a quick little pile if you dont have time to run to the market.

Pickled Ginger


  • Ginger root
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Water

In a pan boil some water and add a bit of sal.  Peel the ginger root and VERY thinly slice it…I would suggest using a vegetable peeler or cheese shredder to get them paper thin.  Once the water has come to a boil, toss the ginger in for a few minutes.

While the ginger is boiling mix together equal parts sugar and rice vinegar in a bowl and add a touch of salt.  Make sure all the ingredients dissolve!

Remove the ginger from the pan and blot on a paper towel to remove the water.  Drop the ginger in the sweetened vinegar and let sit for a minute or two.  Remove the ginger from the vinegar, drain and enjoy!

Simple huh? FYI depending on the age of the ginger and how long you let it sit in the vinegar, it may or may not turn pink. Dont worry the taste will be relatively the same. Mine happened to stay a yellowish color but it still tasted delicious.

2 Responses to “Pickled ginger in less than 10 minutes”

  1. 1 Tracy December 4, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    yummmmm! i must try this.

  2. 2 Tracy December 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    yummm! I must try this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow Domestic Geeks on Twitter!

Past Domestic Geekery

%d bloggers like this: