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Jan 24, 2006 01:08 PM

looking for recipes with rice noodles

  • s

I've oodles of rice noodles and need some interesting recipes to use them up. I'd prefer low-sodium ideas, veggie or not. Can you help?

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  1. f

    There are 3 or 4 recipes using rice noodles in the current issue of Fine Cooking.

    1. I love rice noodles as an addition to coconut-curry soup. Great recipes abound, but you can adjust them all to your prefered vegetables and salt levels, and if you are concerned with fat, you can use light coconut milk.

      1. h
        Hungry Celeste

        You need a good vietnamese cookbook; many dishes with rice noodles abound in this lovely cuisine. Use wide ones in pho, vermicelli in bun with toppings or spring rolls, press vermicelli into patties for bahn hoi, etc.

        1. Sandra- "Fine Cooking" this month has a whole article on rice noodles and recipes to use them in. I would pick up a copy if you get a chance, b/c they all sound good!

          1. Not exactly a recipe, but just tonight, I heated up some chicken broth and simmered it with chopped garlic, grated ginger and then added bok choy, broccoli and tofu cubes. I soaked the rice noodles in warm water while the soup was simmering. Then I poured the soup over the drained rice noodles and seasoned with a little fish sauce, Vietnamese rooster sauce, lemon juice and cilantro. Nothing authentic about it, but healthy and quick. Only problem is I sort of ruined it because I was reading chowhound while the broccoli cooked and it got all overcooked and mushy. Such is my life.

            Another good thing to do is to soak the rice noodles in warm water, drain them and then saute some garlic, ginger, green onions and Thai chilies or serranos (if you like chilies) in peanut oil. Add the drained noodles and cook and toss at really high heat, then add shrimp or chicken or crab meat and toss it all together until the chicken or shrimp is cooked. At the very end, add the typical Vietnamese mixture of fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Sorry, I don't have the recipe, but there are many online. Garnish with cilantro, mint or holy basil and you've got dinner.