Tasty and mostly simple food for the whole family.

Tasty, healthy, simple, verstile, practical, seasonal, fun food for all to enjoy. I will endeavour to make things gluten-free, dairy-free (cow's milk only here, I'm not super-human), and low sugar as able. I hope others feel motivated to add their recipes to this collection so we can all try them. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rice Noodle Quick Stir-Fry

I have had to get pretty creative with my starches now that semolina pasta is generally off the list for me.  Currently in our family's heavy rotation is this rice noodle dish.  Quick and easy and Mia loves it as much as Mike and I do.

1lb Rice noodle sticks (linguini or fettucini shape- I love Trader Joe's brand)
1 clove garlic minced or grated
1-2T olive oil
2-4T Soy sauce or Tamari
2-3T Toasted sesame oil
Toasted black and/or golden sesame seeds for garnish

Bring large pot of salted water to boil and cook noodles as directed on package and drain.  These give off a ton of starch, so lots of water is good, even if making a half batch.

Meanwhile, stir-fry the garlic in the olive oil in a large saute pan or wok.  When the noodles are finished, toss them into the pan and coat throughout with garlic and oil.  Drizzle the sesame oil and tamari/soy sauce liberally over the noodles and continue to cook for maybe 4-5 minutes longer. Feel free to add more tamari/soy sauce and sesame oil if it needs more as you taste it in the pan. 

Note:  On occasion, we have had a few noodles left and found that they do not hold up well as left-overs, so I stronorgly recommend just eating them all!

Another Note: to make this more of a main, add some chicken, tofu or other meat and veggies in and cook with the garlic before adding the noodles!

1 comment:

Lisa Eaton said...

So I tried this for Caroline and I today. I modified it to be like fried rice with noodles instead---veggies, scrambled egg added to the mix. I liked it a lot. Hard to know how much Caroline liked it---but I will definitely try it again.