Monday, October 18, 2010

Karen's Sesame Noodles with baked sweet potato and broccoli

This recipe is so simple and very healthy! It was taken from the book: "Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods" by Cynthia Lair.

Here is what you need:

Buckwheat- Soba noodles- These are so healthy for you! You can find them in most health food stores or in the Japanese section (I found these at Kroger!).

8 oz Soba noodles, 3 TB Tahini, 1 TB butter (melted), 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 TB brown rice vinegar, 2 TB soy sauce, 1 tsp Sesame oil, 1/2 tsp ground coriander

The Tahini is in the glass peanut butter looking jar in the back. Tahini is basically sesame nut butter. It can be tricky to find. Check the "nut butter" section in the health foods department or a health foods store.

Step 1: Cook your Soba noodles according to the package directions, drain and then rinse.

Step 2: Mix all of the sauce ingredients and warm.

Step 3: Toss with noodles and serve!

This goes great with a baked sweet potato and steamed broccoli

On our baked sweet potatoes, I put butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and of course- a few mini marshmallows. Such a great side/dessert for this time of year!

I know in this recipe there are several ingredients that you think you may never use again: Sesame oil, Tahini and/or Brown Rice Vinegar. My Tahini is almost gone because I use it to make hummus as well as this dish. So far I haven't used the sesame oil or Brown Rice Vinegar except for this dish.

So I was wondering... anyone out there have a great recipe that would use either Brown Rice Vinegar or Sesame oil?

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1 comment:

Jessie said...

Sesame oil is great to add to any Asian-flavored dish. Just add a teaspoon or so to stir-fry dishes, thai peanut noodles, etc.