Once you buy a few things for your pantry the noodle making fun can begin!
The best noodles to use are rice noodles. They cook in boiling water or broth in 5 minutes or less . I prefer the Presidents choice variety as they already come divided into 5 individual servings .
There are many combinations you can use here. Ideally homemade stock would rock this - but organic chicken or vegetable stock works well too. If you have neither simply use water.
The balance of sweet, salty, sour and heat helps elevate the flavour of the noodles.
Tamari or Soy Sauce - salty
Sambal Olek or hot sauce of your choice - heat
Lime - a kick of acidity to lift the flavour of noodles
(lemon or rice vinegar works equally well)
Other Quick Cook Additions
All of these can be added in during the last 30 seconds that the noodles are cooking.
Thinly sliced mushroom
Leftover chicken, beef, pork, shrimp
Thinly slices green onion
Fresh Herbs - cilantro, parsley, basil, chives
The above noodle bowl is my 13 year old son's favourite!
1 Portion PC Thai Rice Noodles
1 1/2 cups broth
1-2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp sambal olek
- Place medium pot on stove over medium heat.
- Add broth, tamari, sambal olek and bring to boil.
- Add rice noodles and cook in boiling liquid for 4-5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add lime juice and cilantro