For many people, onions cause heartburn or other digestive discomfort. If onions interfere with your enjoyment of a meal, or if you don't have one when preparing a recipe that calls for it, onion powder works as a substitute. A pinch of onion powder also works in a pinch if you don't have time to peel and chop an onion.
- Use onion powder in place of onion in any instance. If the flavor of whole, fresh onion complements a food, onion powder does as well.
- Substitute 1 tsp. of onion powder per every small onion or 1/3 cup of chopped onion a recipe calls for. Replace 1 tbsp. of dried onion flakes with 1 tsp. of onion powder.
- Add onion powder to food during the final 15 minutes of cooking, even when a recipe calls for onion to be included earlier on.
- Pour onion powder into your hand first when adding it to a pot or pan. Dump it in from your hand, rather than from the container, to avoid letting steam into the container.
Tips and Warnings
Onion powder has a shelf life of about one year. Help preserve its flavor and color by storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry location. Don't store it over a sink, dishwasher or stove, where steam and heat rise.
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10 Sep, 2016, By Nicole
I love this onion powder. It tastes great, is not overpowering and is such a pleasure to cook with.
28 Jan, 2015, By Amelia
I love this onion powder, I add it to almost every savoury dish I make.