Monday, March 28, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #3 : Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Black Beans, Chillies and Coriander

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Cookbook Countdown #3 : Recipe No. 7 - Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Black Beans, Chillies and Coriander from my selected cookbook for this month, My China by Kylie Kwong

I cook noodles almost every week, as it is a quick and easy meal to prepare, and makes a very filling meal. There's a few noodle recipes in Kylie Kwong's "My China" cookbook, and I just got try at least one. I've chosen to cook Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Black Beans, Chillies and Coriander, all my favourite ingredients in a stir-fry!

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Black Beans, Chillies and Coriander.

Get all the ingredients ready as this is a quick stir-fry noodle. I have used much, much, more of fresh coriander leaves and stems, even though the recipe uses only 1/3 cup. Knowing that the veggies will wilt in the hot stir-fry and 1/3 cup is really not enough, at least to me! I have used a large bunch of coriander, the more the better! 

A quick weekday lunch. Simple, tasty and fragrant from the coriander. This would make a lovely meal for vegetarians.

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Black Beans, Chillies and Coriander
(adapted from "My China", Kylie Kwong)
500gm (1lb) fresh rice noodles sheets
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons salted black beans
1/3 cup finely shopped coriander (cilantro) roots and stems
2 large red chillies, finely chopped
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Cut noodle sheets into 1 cm (1/2 in) strips and carefully separate them.
Heat peanut oil in a hot wok until surface seems to shimmer slightly. Add black beans, coriander and chilli and stir-fry for 1-1/2 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure the black beans do not burn. Toss in rice noodles and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add remaining ingredients and stir-fry for a further 3 minutes or until noodles are heated through. Serve immediately.

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  1. You have me crave rice noodle stirfry, Joyce. This looks so tasty and moreish.

  2. That looks spicy and delish!