Rayu is a sesame chilli oil. Its most often used in Japanese dishes to add heat and flavour, but can be used for anything that calls for chilli oil.
Is RAYU chili oil spicy?
An interesting factoid for you: Taberu Rayu is a fairly new Japanese condiment. Created in 2009 and hitting peak food trendiness in 2010, this Japanese version of Chinese chili oil is mild in spice, but big on flavor.
What is Chinese chili oil made of?
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. Commercial preparations may include other kinds of oil, water, dried garlic, soy sauce, and sugar.
Do I need to refrigerate homemade chili oil?
Homemade chili oil will keep, refrigerated, for at least 6 months. Cool the oil to room temperature, strain out spices if desired, and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
How Long Will homemade chili oil last?
When its ready, chili oil can be stored at room temperature in a sealed jar for several weeks, or up to six months in the refrigerator.