I’m a sucker for anything with rice noodles. I really really like rice noodles. I am eternally thankful that white rice and therefore rice noodles are an acceptable paleo cheat, to have occasionally. I found this recipe in my cook book choice of the moment: Russ Crandall’s The Ancestral Table, and made it for James and I on Friday night. It is a great Friday night comfort meal/takeaway replacement; equally tasty and far healthier. I added lots of extra vegetables because I can never resist extra veg, especially of the stir fry variety.
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
- 2 portions of rice noodles
- 1 tbsp of fish sauce
- 2 tbsp of tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp of coconut palm sugar
- 1 tsp of chinese cooking wine
- 1 tsp of shrimp paste (I decided not to add this because I didn’t have any/ don’t eat seafood)
- 0.5 tsp of white pepper
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 chicken thighs, sliced thinly
- 2 pak choi, roughly chopped
- A bunch of asparagus, chopped into 2 inch pieces
- A handful of mangetout
- A handful of tender stem broccoli
- A handful of spring onions, chopped
- 1 medium green chili, finely chopped
- Soak the noodles in warm water for half an hour, then just before you are ready to serve, soak them in boiling water for 30 seconds then drain.
- In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, tamari, coconut palm sugar, cooking wine, (shrimp paste) and white pepper, stir well. Set aside, this is the sauce.
- Add 1 tbsp of the coconut oil to a wok and warm it on a medium heat. Add the egg and using a spatula, stir occasionally until cooked and then scramble it. Place the egg in a small bowl and set aside.
- Add the rest of the coconut oil (2 tbsp) and turn the heat up. Add the garlic and cook for ~20s until it starts to brown.
- Add the chicken and stir fry for about 5 minutes, until it is mostly cooked through. About 4 minutes in, add 1 tbsp of the sauce.
- Add the vegetables and continue to stir fry until the vegetables begin to wilt but still have some crunch. At this point, place the noodles in the boiling water.
- Add the noodles and sauce, and stir.
- After a minute, add the egg and chili, stir through and then serve.