Simple Kimchi

This is a recipe for my cheater kimchi. It may not be authentic, but it’s easy, inexpensive and tasty!


– 1 head napa cabbage – 1/4 C of kosher salt – 1/2 C of rice wine vinegar – 2 tbsp of sugar – 1-2 tbsp of sriracha hot chili sauce – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 2 green onions, chopped

Chop napa cabbage into bite-size pieces. (Or a bit larger/smaller, whatever you prefer.)

In a large colander, toss with kosher salt. Set colander in sink and allow cabbage to drain and tenderize for two hours.

After two hours, rinse and dry cabbage well, squeezing out any excess water.

In a large bowl, whisk together rice wine vinegar, sugar, chili sauce, and garlic. Add chopped green onions. Add cabbage and mix well.

Store in the fridge (I used two quart jars.) Kimchi can be eaten immediately but will be even better after a few hours in the fridge.