Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce

This is a cold pasta salad and it is really tasty!! This makes 4 servings and the serving size is 1 Cup. It has 425 Calories (155 calories from fat) 17g fat (sat. fat 3g) cholesterol 0mg sodium 770 mg carbs 60g fiber 5g protein 11g.

8 oz rice stick noodles
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup shredded carrots (1 1/2 medium)
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips
2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

In 3 quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water to boiling. Break noodles in half and pull apart slightly; drop into boiling water. Cook uncovered 1 minute; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.

In small bowl, beat peanut butter, soy sauce, gingerroot and crushed red pepper with wire whisk until smooth. Gradually beat in broth.

Place noodles in large bowl. Add peanut butter mixture, carrots, bell pepper and onions; toss. Sprinkle with cilantro.

**Next time I make it, I will add more fresh veggies. It was great but I felt like I wanted more of the veggies.

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