Peanut Noodles

Ingredients

  • 2 squares pre-portioned rice noodles or enough for two big servings
  • 1/2 big block tofu chopped into cubes or triangles
  • cilantro chopped (for garnish)
  • leeks chopped thinly (for garnish)
  • fried onions for garnish
  • Sriracha sauce optional, if you like spicy

For the sauce

  • 4 heaping tablespoons peanut butter of your choice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar to taste
  • chili pepper flakes to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons red curry paste optional

Instructions

  • Take some rice noodles from the Asia market, I got ones that already come in pre-portioned squares (I used 2 squares). Break up a bit in a bowl.
  • Boil enough water in the kettle to cover them, pour the hot water over the noodles, cover and let sit about 5 minutes.
  • After five minutes, strain over the sink, rinse with cold water and separate with your fingers or a fork so everything isn't stuck together. Set aside.
  • For the sauce, combine the peanut butter, warm water, sugar chili flakes and red curry paste (if using).
  • Stir in a small sauce pan on the stove over medium heat until the sugar melts and everything looks uniform. You want to add enough water that it's smooth and a bit runny, but not super liquidy, so add more water if it's too thick and more peanut butter if it's too thin. Set aside.
  • In a frying pan, fry up some tofu in canola oil and toss until browned with some salt.
  • Add broccoli and whatever veggies you want. If you don't want the veggies mixed into your noodles, pour onto your plate now.
  • Combine the rice noodles and peanut sauce in the frying pan medium-low heat and toss until the noodles are covered and everything is warm.
  • Pour onto your plate. Top with thinly chopped cilantro and leeks, peanuts or cashews, fried onions, Sriracha and a wedge of lime.
  • Eat!

This vegan peanut noodles recipe is really easy and super delicious. I actually made it for a hungover brunch…for myself.

Here’s a question…what do you put in your peanut sauce? I find that everyone makes theirs a little different.