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Easy Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Easy Hot Chili Oil Recipe

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I absolutely love adding chili oil to most things I’m cooking or eating. Sometimes it’s because I love the spicy kick of it and other times it’s just because it adds an additional flavor profile to the dish! Turns out it’s not super hard to make chili oil at home if you prefer some homemade chili oil! This is my easy Hot Chili Oil Recipe!

What is chili oil?

Chili oil is typically red in color. It is made from vegetable oil, often soybean oil or sesame oil, although olive oil or other oils may be used. Other spices may be included such as Sichuan pepper, garlic, or paprika.

Where to buy chili oil?

At your local Asian super market! H-mart, Hong Kong Supermarket, Kam Man Food, Grand Asia Market, 99 Ranch Market, you name it! Of course if you live somewhere completely not close to any super Asian super market you can also order off amazon! Here’s some recommendations from Amazon:

Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp 老干媽 香辣脆 油辣椒

Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chili Oil

Of course…. if all else fails, there’s this recipe!

How to use chili oil?

There are so many ways you can use chili oil! You really can add it to anything by adding some chili oil on to a plate and dip things in it when consuming. However, here are some other recommendations:

  • Noodles – including both noodle soups and dry noodles (stir fry or boiled) – this is probably when I use it the most. (Think beef noodle soup or fried rice noodles!)
  • Dipping sauce – The second most I use chili oil is dipping sauce – what I mean by this is for dumpling, wontons, or hot pot!
  • Fried rice – add a kick to your Fried Rice!

Also – if you absolutely love different various chinese sauces and condiments – check out my article on the various sauces and condiments and spices I use to cook with here! It includes the various soy sauce, sesame oil, hoisin and oyster sauce, and more!

How to store homemade chili oil?

Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Always use a clean utensil when handling to prevent spoilage. It can last for up to 6 months if handled in this way.

How to make chili oil?

There’s plenty of ways to make it – but this is the bare basic / easiest way to make it!

Variations of these will include adding minced garlic, ginger, scallions, five spice, star anise, and more! Please let me know what your faves are in the comments section to help me and other readers with ideas!

Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff! Here’s how you make chili oil at home!

Ingredients

  • 3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 cup Sichuan chili flakes
  • 2 tsp salt or as desired

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together Sichuan peppercorn, Sichuan chili flakes, and salt together.

In a large wok or skillet, heat up vegetable oil on medium heat for about 3 minutes. It should be very hot but not overly heated. One good way to tell is if there are slight ripples but before it is bubbling.

Once it is hot enough, pour the oil over the bowl of spice mix we just made earlier.

It will sizzle! Leave it to cool uncovered, and mix well before serving it or using it with other delicious dishes!

Here’s me using it in a dumplings dipping sauce!

Easy Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Easy Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 cup Sichuan chili flakes
  • 2 tsp salt or as desired

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, mix together Sichuan peppercorn, Sichuan chili flakes, and salt together.
    2. In a large wok or skillet, heat up vegetable oil on medium heat for about 3 minutes. It should be very hot but not overly heated. One good way to tell is if there are slight ripples but before it is bubbling.
    3. Once it is hot enough, pour the oil over the bowl of spice mix we just made earlier.
    4. It will sizzle! Leave it to cool uncovered, and mix well before serving it or using it with other delicious dishes!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 64 Serving Size: tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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