ok, here's a list of assorted stuff i've got in my kitchen that i'd like to use before it goes bad. i've checked memories, but i thought maybe some of you might have other suggestions. i'm especially interested in rice dishes! thanks in advance!
-asian style vegetable noodles
-imitation egg noodles
Anyone have any tasty recipes using chop suey? I'm sure it's good by itself, but sprouts, bamboo shoots, and celery look just a little blah...
I just made a very tasty and fast stir-fry. There's lots of leftovers too, so you'll have plenty for everyone, or lunch for a few days.
Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu (Already cut into cubes!)
Green Giant Sugar Snap Peas (Frozen in a bag for convenience)
Dynasty Maifun Rice Sticks (Rice Noodles)
Boil some water. Put half of the bag of rice noodles in there, and set it aside. Go ahead and put your wok or stir-fry pan on the burner that you boiled the water on, and that way it'll heat up way faster. Put just enough oil in the bottom of the pan to coat it.
While the pan is heating up - chop up some broccoli, and get about two handfulls of the snap peas ready. Drain the whole package of tofu, and pat most of the water out of it between paper towels. For the peanut sauce put 3-4 spoonfulls of peanut butter in a measuring cup, with how ever much soy sauce you'd like (just remember that soy sauce is verrry salty!). Microwave the peanut butter and soy sauce for about 15 seconds, and mix well. By then the pan should be heated up. Throw in the broccoli, snap peas, and tofu. Fry that for about 5-7 minutes or until the snap peas aren't frozen and the tofu is getting a little golden in color. Toss in the noodles, and fry for about 3 minutes. Pour in the peanut butter and soy sauce mixture, and mix really well. Mix it all together for about 2 minutes, and enjoy.
- I've found that tongs work better than a spatula.. especially once I've added the noodles
- Add a little oil or even have a measuring cup nearby with water to add in when the pans gets too hot or if you need to stall for time..
- When pouring in the peanut sauce mixture, pour it around the edges of the pan and mix in.. don't just glob it on the top, or you'll end up with a chunk of peanut butter in the middle of your noodles.. be sure it's somewhat melted.