I love coming up with quick dishes on the whim with whatever ingredients I have in the kitchen. Asian noodle dishes always come to mind, whether they’re in soups or stir fries. I used rice vermicelli noodles which are light and versatile, you can mix virtually anything with them. They absorb flavors and enhance your ingredients beautifully. Try this out if you’re having a lazy day and want something quick and simple.
Have fun with this dish. If you don’t have shrimp, add whatever ingredients you want like pork, beef or vegetables. When you soak your noodles, stir them around a little in the water bath. I also like to cut into them with kitchen shears. Sometimes tossing them with your ingredients is somewhat difficult if your noodles are long.
Quick Asian Noodle Recipe with Shrimp and Scallions
1 tablespoon oil
4 ounces dried rice vermicelli noodles
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce or salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper (I used white)
3-4 sprigs scallions, roughly chopped
In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar. Allow sugar to dissolve and set aside. Then soak rice vermicelli noodles in hot water until soft, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil on medium-high heat in a wide pan or wok and sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Crack an egg into the pan and quickly scramble into the oil and garlic. Then add shrimp and stir until they turn pink. Add soy sauce mixture, pepper and scallions and quickly stir. Add rice vermicelli noodles and stir for a minute. Toss all ingredients together until well incorporated. To serve, sprinkle more chopped scallions on top.
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: Makes 4-6 servings