[A picture will be up as soon as I make it again!]
Total Time: ~15 minutes (this includes prep and cook time)
Makes: 2-4 servings
So, I’ve been contemplating on whether or not I should put this up, but I mean this site is really for me anyways, so might as well.
During College, I have to make my food as I don’t have a meal plan and it’s awesome!
So I randomly like to experiment and just cook whatever I have since I can’t go shopping often nor do I have the time.
I wish I took a picture when I first made them because they looked epic and delicious!!
what makes this dish even better? It’s like eating ACTUAL noodles – and not restricting myself! I can eat a lot, but still have it be low-calories, low-carb, low-fat, and it is quick! It tastes just like noodles also!
Introducing the Shirataki Noodles! I had a post about these earlier before, but this was my first time actually using them. They’re also known as Miracle noodles, yam noodles, tofu noodles, and zero-calorie noodles.
I’ll get straight to it now~
**This makes around 2-4 servings. It makes a lot, but honestly I eat alot, so it was enough to be my lunch and dinner (along with other fresh veggies and fruit)
You Will Need:
- A Pack of Shirataki Noodles (I used the yam noodle kinda not the tofu ones. I used a whole 12 oz (or 16 oz) pack)
- A Pack of String Mushrooms
- Half of an Onion (slice/chop it up)
- A clove of fresh garlic (slice or mince it up)
- 1-2 Cups of Cilantro (can never have too much cilantro)
- 2 cups of fresh spinach
- 1-2 egg whites (I just used whole egg whites)
- Around 2-3 Tbs of Soy Sauce (honestly it was to match my taste buds so just put in little bit gradually. start off with 1 Tbs)
- 1/2 Tbs – 1 Tbs of hot pepper paste (optional if you prefer it not to have that spice) optional
- Ground pepper optional
- Oil (I used the Pam’s spray oil. You can use olive oil or sesame oil as well)
- Heat up the pan on Medium Heat
- Mix the soy sauce and hot pepper paste together well in a separate bowl
- Once the pan is heated up, spray the pan (or spread oil on it)
- Add in the sliced garlic and sliced onions to the pan
- Stir it frequently and let it cook for around 1-2 minutes
- Add in the string mushrooms and let it sit for about 1 minute while stirring randomly
- Add in the soy sauce/pepper paste mixture and stir well
- Add in the pepper and keep stirring
- After a few more minutes, add in the egg whites and stir
- Add in the spinach an cilantro and cook until it has wilted a bit (the cilantro really adds in great flavor)
- Add in the washed and dried shirataki noodles (You may have to cut them beforehand or you can cut them afterward when serving)
- Mix the contents all together in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes more
And that’s it! It may seem like a lot of directions/steps up there, but I promise you that this takes no longer than 15 minutes and even 15 minutes is including the prep time. It tastes great!
Note: You may have to adjust the amount of soy sauce and hot pepper paste that you put in depending on your preference, so gradually add it in and taste rather than all at once. Don’t forget that you can always just add in more spinach if it feels a bit salty 🙂
You can also feel free to add in more or less of the vegetables referenced above or you can add in any other vegetables that you want such as bell peppers or carrots. These choices were just because of what I had at the time, but honestly they were perfect!