Shirataki Noodles…

I heard about Shirataki noodles a long time ago but could never find them. I never looked too hard, even though I was quite intrigued. They’re a noodle made of tofu which is kind of neat. They’re low calorie and low carb if you’re into that kind of thing. I just thought it was pretty cool that they’re made of tofu.

They have a pretty cool texture and they’re filling too…I was told they aren’t very good in pasta with sauce dishes, and I can agree that that’s probably true. In a stir fry dish though, they’re very nice…

Peppery Shiritake Noodle Stirfry

Serves 1-2

1 package of Shiritaki noodles

1 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tsp peanut butter

1 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp vegetable broth

¾ cup broccoli

1 small carrot

1 stalk of celery

3 leaves of baby bok choy

2 mushrooms

¾ tsp black pepper

salt to taste

  • Drain the noodles and cook as directed on package (I microwaved them).
  • Heat the oil over a medium heat and saute the garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots, celery, bok choy and mushrooms and saute until cooked.
  • In a small bowl stir together the peanut butter, soy sauce and vegetable broth until smooth.
  • Add the noodles and the sauce to the pan.
  • Stir until sauce is spread evenly and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add black pepper and salt to taste and serve.

* You can use whatever vegetables you prefer, I’m sure. 😀


2 thoughts on “Shirataki Noodles…

  1. Not made of tofu!!! Made from a natural dietary fiber called glucomannan with no fat, sugar or starch. The glucomannan noodles come from the root of an Asian plant called konjac (full name Amorphophallus konjac). It has been nicknamed the elephant yam, and also called konjaku, konnyaku, or the konnyaku potato. Contains Zero Net Carbohydrates, Zero Calories, No Gluten, No Soy. Known in Japan for over 2000 years as a healthy addition to your diet.

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