15 Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

by Sheryl

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 15 mins | Servings: 4

This is one of my favourite and go-to when I am too lazy to cook. This fifteen dish with the most luscious peanut sauce is gluten-free, vegan, and incredibly easy to whip up! Serve this winner dish with some freshly chopped veggies for a cold noodle salad or with steamed broccoli and grilled chicken for a filling, quick dinner.

INGREDIENTS

16 oz. brown rice noodles
3 large cloves garlic or 4-5 small
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon oil
⅔ c. creamy peanut butter (low/no salt)
4 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
⅓-1 c. hot water (hot water mixes with peanut butter easily than cold)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1-2 tablespoons sriracha
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (can omit for less spice)
Optional: 2 teaspoons chilli garlic sauce

How to make 15 Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

Step 1: Following the package directions, cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling water.

Step 2: Meanwhile, add the finely minced garlic to a saute pan and cook in a tbsp oil for about 2 to 3 minutes over low heat until golden brown. You can use any oil. Add in the grated ginger and cook for another minute or two, stirring.

Step 3: Take away from the heat before adding the rest of the ingredients, beginning with 1/3 cup water. Whisk until smooth, adding extra water until you reached your desired consistency.

Step 4: Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly (add extra soy sauce, sriracha, or other seasonings).

Step 5: To the cooked pasta, add around half of the sauce. Toss to coat. I suggest starting adding only half of the sauce and adjust according to your preference.

Step 6: Before serving, garnish with some crushed peanuts, scallions, red pepper flakes. Enjoy with veggies on the side or any protein of your choice.

NOTES:

1. You have to be very careful because peanut sauce tends to get too salty. I suggest using low sodium soy sauce and unsalted peanut butter.

2. Enjoy peanut noodles either hot or cold. For a quick meal, throw in some freshly chopped veggies for a cold noodle salad or serve with steamed broccoli and grilled chicken.

3. Keep this dish in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, add the noodles with a splash of water, broth, or soy sauce to a pan.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 8.6g | Fat: 16.5g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

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