The Miracle Noodle - Shirataki

February 8th, 2012
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The Miracle Noodle is a “new” product out on the market now that uses an old shirataki noodle recipe as its base.  The only ingredients in these noodles are essentially water and fiber.  They provide great filler for any dish.  By ingesting high amounts of fiber, you help prevent heart disease and diabetes, promote digestive health, and encourage weight loss.  Also, because of the slow digestion of fiber, you also experience feelings of fullness from eating these noodles.  They contain no carbohydrates, fats, or protein; which is important to keep in mind when structuring a meal around these noodles. Here are a couple recipes. Enjoy!

PAD THAI

By: MICRONERDCHICK

2 (8 ounce) packages shirataki noodles
2 chicken breasts

1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Sauce:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Slice the chicken breasts into thin slivers. Drain the Shirataki noodles very well and dry completely.

Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan and heat. Saute’ garlic and ginger. Stir in chicken and cook until browned. Stir in noodles until separated and coated.

Separately, combine the soy sauce, peanut butter, water and red pepper flakes. Pour the sauce over noodles and chicken. Add vinegar and brown sugar and toss altogether. Allow the sauce to heat through.

SUKIYAKI

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sake or dry white wine
1 1/2 pounds chicken, sliced very thin

1 pkg Shirataki

3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large garlic clove, chopped
¼ sweet onion, sliced

½ piece of ginger, sliced
2 bunches green onion, cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
3/4 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
1/2 won bok cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 bamboo shoots, sliced
1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 block tofu, drained and cut into cubes

Mix together sugar, soy sauce, sake and chicken. Set aside.

Rinse and drain shirataki. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over moderately high heat. Saute’ the garlic, then add the onion and saute’ as well. Add chicken mixture and heat chicken till cooked through.

Reduce the heat. Add green onion and other ingredients. Heat till veggies soft. Add tofu and shirataki and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

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8 Responses to “The Miracle Noodle - Shirataki”

  1. NKHEA:

    Hi Lori

    Sounds good would love to try dem noodles. Who sells them.

    take care


  2. Ukuhead:

    Yes. Please let NKHEA know where to buy dem noodles so that he can cook something for us.


  3. snow:

    if you use the shirataki noodles, you might want to make sure to rinse them well (some people do not like the slime factor or the smell - these are konnyaku noodles) then drain them well (so your dish does not get watery). i've seen then at the regular markets (like foodland) and at marukai.

    @nkhea - so, now that you know where to find them, please bring samples for lori, ukuhead and me when you make something with them. ;)


  4. M:

    Inclued me too for the sample.


  5. Ukuhead:

    Alright!!! Shirataki noodle party at NKHEA's...


  6. NKHEA:

    Shoots.... looks like its party time :mrgreen:


  7. Lori Okami:

    Hey NKHEA!
    The supermarkets here all carry it and I'm sure the Asian ones in particular would.

    So Ukuhead!
    Are you inviting all of us to NKHEA's party?

    Thank you snow! Yes, rinse and drain. Looks like we are all waiting on NKHEA!

    Hi M! That's it! I'm with you! Let's party!

    Fun group!!!
    Lori


  8. Jeri:

    Hi Lori,
    Whew! I found your blog again...not sure why I got an error the last time I visited.