Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cashew Noodle Stir-fry

Cashew Noodle Stir-fry

Ingredients:

1 package rice noodles, cooked per package instructions

1 cup of cashews or cashew pieces

3 large carrots

3 stalks of celery

1 bell pepper (any color)

one large onion

1 head of broccoli

2 cups of whole sweet peas

Cut all veggies into similar sized chunks and stir fry, starting with onion, carrots, and celery, and then adding the pepper, broccoli, and peas a bit later as they take less time to cook.

When all are firm-tender, add in rice noodles and cashews and toss with the following sauce.

Sauce:

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp ketchup (if you buy a kind with HFCS then bring the sugar down to 2 tea)

3 Tbsp fish sauce

1 Tbsp lime juice

2 tea rice vinegar

1 tea soy sauce

Mix together and toss with the stir fry. Salt to taste. (Ours didn't need any added.)

I think this dish could have a hundred variations... If you add meat, however, I suggest cooking it beforehand and adding it in with the cashews at the end of cooking.

Enjoy!

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7 comments:

Aiming4Simple said...

Yum yum yum! This looks fantastic! I'll be putting it into next week's menu plan for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us. I think it will be the perfect antidote for my daily lunch dilemma. =)

diannadesigns said...

Omigoodness, that looks so good!

The Homesteading Apartment said...

This is wonderful!! We don't eat soy anymore, so I wonder if leaving the soy sauce out would change the flavor too much? Can't wait to try!

Aiming4Simple said...

I tasted it without the soy sauce and it was still delicious. I did end up adding the soy after I located a new bottle. We really enjoyed this for dinner tonight, and that's coming from a family who used to live in Asia. Thanks again, Val!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Aiming4Simple: That's great! Thanks for coming back and letting me know what you think of it. I plan to add it to many of our menus as it can be just jammed full of veggies (my yearly goal is more veggies than anything else... even put together. Tonight on the menu was a dinner salad with artichokes on the side. It was WONDERFUL!)

Have a fantastic Wed! :)

Val

Val in the Rose Garden said...

The Homesteading Apartment: I have left the soy out several times and we still enjoyed it. We had to add a little salt though... but it is still a wonderful dish. :)

Blessings,

Val

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