Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
In this beautiful dish, nearly transparent noodles mingle with shimmering snow peas and shredded carrots. From Vegetarian Times Cookbook.
- 8 ounces uncooked rice noodles
- hot water, for soaking or cooking
- 2 -3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot, fresh grated
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 scallions, sliced thinly (green and white parts)
- 1 fresh green chile, seeded and chopped
- 1⁄2 cup finely shredded carrot
- 20 snow peas, trimmed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash sesame oil
- 1 dash hot chili oil
- chopped fresh cilantro leaves or fresh parsley, for garnish
- Soak or prepare the rice noodles according to the package directions.
- Drain and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the ginger and garlic, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the scallions, chili, carrots and snow peas.
- Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the salt.
- Add the noodles and toss to coat.
- Remove from the heat.
- Stir in the sesame and chili oil.
- Garnish with cilantro or parsley.
- Serve at once.
Really delicious and exotic recipe, with lots of ginger, that we enjoyed so much. I had bean thread noodles instead of the rice noodles and they worked ok. Next time I'll make a trip to get the rice noodles, though. I also added a few shitaki mushrooms to the vegetable mixture, which we enjoyed. The preparation and the cooking was a breeze, Sharon, thanks to your good instructions.
Rule#1. . .do not leave out the chilis. Rule#2. . .do not omit the chili oil. My DH doesn't care for hot stuff, so I left them out and the meal was very bland. That being said, I added some soy sauce and that cured it for me. I used a 6.5 oz bag of noodles and decided we would still like more veggies. . .so I threw in some additional broccoli slaw (which was a great addition). Tomorrow I plan to add some broccoli florets to the leftovers and have it for lunch. I will photo then. THANKS! Made for VEG*N tag.
Very tasty and simple to make. I had no hot chili oil so I used tabasco sauce and it worked just fine. I'll be making this again.