One Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles Recipe


INGREDIENTS

2¼ cup water
6 oz brown rice noodles (pad thai noodles) or other noodles or use angel hair pasta
½ cup or more sliced carrots
½ of a large red bell pepper sliced
4 to 5 oz cubed tofu, ¾ cup
2 tbsp scallions, chopped (optional)
2 to 3 tsp sriracha, I usually add more
2 to 3 tsp soy sauce (use certified gf if needed)
½ tsp garlic powder or use 2 tsp minced garlic or both
1 tbsp ginger paste or minced ginger
3 tbsp or more almond butter or peanut butter
1 tsp lemon or lime juice
½ tsp white vinegar
1 tbsp or more sugar or other sweetener
¼ tsp salt or to taste
cayenne to taste (1/3 tsp or more)
½ loaded cup chopped celery or bok choy
2 tbsp or more cilantro or basil or both for garnish
roasted peanuts for garnish (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add water to a saucepan.
  2. Add noodles and push them down so they are covered in water. Arrange veggies on the sides or top of the noodles. I added a chopped green chile as well.
  3. Add tofu and the rest of the ingredients through cayenne.
  4. Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat. Stir occasionally really well to make sure the nut butter mixes in and the noodles cook evenly. Once boiling well, add in the celery and mix in. Cook for another minute or 2. Check the noodles for doneness, Taste and adjust sweet, heat and lemon.
  5. Fold in cilantro, basil, or baby spinach if using. Let sit for another minute before serving. Garnish with peanuts or sprouts and a dash of fresh lime. We added a good dash of red pepper flakes as well.

NOTES

Variations: 
Add zest of half a kaffir lime or lime.
Add ½ cup coconut milk + 1¾ cup water for creamier sauce.
Add some sesame oil for stronger nutty flavor profile. 
Cook the garlic, ginger and tofu in a bit of oil to golden, toss in veggies and cook for a minute, then add the water, noodles and the rest. 

To make soy-free, use coconut aminos for soy sauce, and chickpea tofu or cooked chickpeas or lentils or more veggies instead of Tofu!

Tips: The noodles keep cooking in the hot broth. So you want to take the pan off heat as soon as the noodles are al dente. Different noodles have different cooking times. If the noodles generally are ending up over cooked, add them to the pan 3 to 4 minutes after adding all the veggie and sauce ingredients.

Original recipe and more pictures visit: One Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles @ veganricha.com

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