Monday, May 31, 2010

Super Simple Peanut Rice Noodles

These noodles are a great accompaniment to anything that needs a little Asian flair.  Feel free to add any vegetables such as julienne red and yellow bell peppers, shredded carrots, fresh bean sprouts, scallions that you might like to make this dish your own.

10 oz thin rice noodles, softened according to package directions
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbs olive oil
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
6 tbs soy sauce (gluten free)
2 tbs fish sauce (gluten free)
1/2 to 1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2 tbs lime juice
1/4 cup crushed peanuts (optional)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

In a large saute pan cook the onions with the olive oil until tender crisp.
While the onions are cooking mix together in a small bowl the peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce, sriracha, ginger, and lime juice.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add the softened rice noodles.
Add the sauce.
Mix well to ensure that all the noodles are evenly coated with sauce.
Serve topped with the optional crushed peanuts, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges if desired.

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