This 5-ingredient homemade chili oil will be your next pantry staple item. This condiment is gluten-free, delicious, and easy that you can make in less than 5 minutes. There are many variations of chili oil but this recipe used the most basic ingredients. It is one of my favorite condiments for many recipes. Check out how to incorporate this chili oil in your day-to-day meals.
This is the most basic chili oil and there are other ingredients that you can add to this chili oil. Some of the suggestions include, mushrooms, black beans, chopped long beans, spices such as garlic, Chinese 5-spice or Sichuan peppercorns.
5-ingredient homemade chili step-by-step:
- Chili flakes – dried chili flakes is one of the best options, but fresh ones will taste just as great
- Oil – use oil that can withstand high heat such as avocado oil
How to use and store chili oil
- Serve as a dipping sauce for dumplings or crispy spring rolls
- Add a spoonful to stir-fries or fried rice
- Add to noodle sauce for a spicy touch
- Store at room temperature for up to a month as long as the oil covers all the chili flakes. It can be refrigerated for a longer shelf life but some oil may harden.
This Homemade Chili Oil is
- Easy and Quick – using only 5 ingredients and be done in less than 5 minutes
- Customizable – use tamari or coconut amino for a gluten-free option
- Delicious and Spicy
- a Perfect condiment for stir-fries, rice, and noodles
- Stores well at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or refrigerate for longer shelf life. Note: some oil may harden in the refrigerator.
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Easy 5-ingredient Homemade Chili Oil
- ¼ cup [20g] chili flakes used crushed pepper
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce/tamari
- 1 teaspoon sugar (use less sugar or omit if preferred)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup [75g] oil use oil that can withstand high heat
- Place all dry ingredients in a heat-safe bowl or mason jar.
- Place oil in a tall shallow saucepan, then heat the oil to around 300-320°F (150-160°C).
- Slowly pour hot oil into the ingredients' jar and stir to combine.