This was truly FANTASTIC – you have to try this quick spicy noodle dish! I don’t know what else I can say: I had fresh basil, I had rice noodles and this is what happened.
Rice noodles are a terrific substitute for semolina based pastas and for people who cannot tolerate wheat or flour in their diet. I love their glassy appearance and how they taste great cold or hot.
Anyway, the real point is that you have to make this, especially if you are a little timid to try Asian stir-fry dishes. It will win you over. It is also good with tofu or another meat like sliced beef or pork.
*A note to Blood Type A diet followers: If you want to ignore the fact that spicy is off-limits and break the rules a little, this is a great dish for you. You can always use the beneficial tofu instead of the neutral chicken to make the guilt go away (I did!)*
You will need:
4 tbs oyster sauce
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs chile-garlic paste
2 tbs mirin
1 tsp sugar
2 tbs olive or vegetable oil
1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced (you can also use cubes of tofu, sliced beef or pork tenderloin thinly sliced)
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced into 1/2 moons
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
big bunch fresh basil leaves (about 3 cups), roughly chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 package rice noodles (the wide variety) – about 14 ox (396 grams)
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)
*Put pot of water on for the noodles. Time noodles to be rinsed right around the time you will be adding them to the rest of the dish (right at the end)* Once you have prepped the ingredients (chopped the chicken, & the veggies) the cooking time is round 15 minutes, give or take*
1 – Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Put large saute pan on medium heat and add the oil. When it has warmed, add the onions and the garlic and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
2 – Turn heat up to high and add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring after about 3 minutes. Add half of the sauce and stir and continue to cook for another minute or two.
3 – Turn heat down to medium and add the chopped basil and stir quickly.
5 – Add the noodles and rest of the sauce and heat until noodles have warmed through Add the beaten egg and stir into noodles. Cook for about 1 more minutes and turn off heat.
Serve with some chopped peanuts and a little chopped fresh basil. This dish is also great at room temperature or cold!