Dan Dan Noodles …errrr Rice (GF) (V)

Dan Dan RiceI didn’t feel like noodles last night, so this recipe is my take on Dan Dan Noodles – but with rice instead.

Dan Dan Rice

The ingredients:

Sauce Ingredients

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 ounce minced green onion
  • 1/2 block drained, plain tofu (for veggies) or 4 ounces cooked ground chicken (for meat-eaters)
  • 14 ounces cooked egg noodles
  • cornstarch

Garnish

  • bean sprouts
  • julienne cucumber

The method:

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Cook rice according to package or internet directions. I like to cheat and use the frozen rice is venting bags from Trader Joe’s and Sprouts. All you need is 3 minutes in the microwave to perfectly cooked rice.
  3. Heat 2 woks. Add one teaspoons of oil to each. Sear chili paste, garlic, and minced green onion for 5 seconds to release flavors.
  4. Add tofu to one pan and cooked ground chicken to other and sear, stirring and tossing for 5 to 10 seconds.
  5. Add sauce mixture and simmer for 20 seconds.
  6. Thicken proteins  and sauce with a mixture of corn starch and water (equal parts). Consistency should be a very thick sauce to stand on top of the noodles. Pour over center of rice.
  7. Garnish with bean sprouts and julienne cucumbers.
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