Sunday, March 4, 2012
Spring onions / scallions / green onions is one of my MUST HAVES in the fridge, besides butter and eggs. I must replenish it whenever it runs out. It's one of the crucial dinner ingredients. No spring onions, no fried rice. Somehow, I don't like my fried rice without it. And with spring onions I can cook a lot more of other emergency dishes like ginger onion pork or ginger onion chicken. Or even cook pork and mussels porridge or my husband's favourite Salmon Congee. I need it all the time.
My girl loves spring onions. :) and it adds colour to my dishes.
I have also come to know that a lot of people do not like to buy and store them, because they wilt and spoil easily, even when chilled. Ok. But that doesn't happen to me. Read on.
The major problem is, wilting. It wilts because the air in the fridge is dry. It can dry up within 2 days in the fridge if left exposed. It's considered exposed when it's wrapped in newspaper or partially wrapped in a plastic bag.
Try this method and gimme some feedback.
Take note that the duration of it staying fresh depends on how fresh the spring onions were when they were bought. The fresher they are, the longer they will keep.
I have been doing this for 10 years and this method has never failed me.
Any plastic container will do. Even those you get from takeaways, thin transparent ones. Or ice cream containers. Tupperware or my fridge is not the magic here. *Lena, not my fridge, ok* LOL.
Lastly... this picture was taken few days back of 18 day old spring onions from my fridge. Still looking good right? I think this must be my freshest spring onions ever. Usually they only last 2 weeks, but this time I think they can last 3 weeks minimum!