Monday, October 22, 2012

Shiritaki Noodles

Miracle Noodles

I mention Shiritaki noodles fairly frequently, so I decided to share a little bit about them.

There are two types of Shiritaki noodles. One type has tofu in them and can be found in some grocery stores. The tofu kind have around 20 calories per serving.

The ones I use don't have tofu in them. They have zero calories or carbs. I like them better than the tofu ones. I have never seen them in a grocery store.

I order them on line, in bulk, from here:

They have a long shelf life and don't require refrigeration.

There are several shapes to choose from. I use the angel hair and the rice shapes. The "rice" looks more like tapioca balls than rice and works well as a rice or macaroni substitute.

I've learned a couple of things about using these noodles along the way. First, they are packed in a liquid and they have a distinct odor when you open the package. It's almost a fishy smell. So they need to be rinsed very well. I rinse them in hot running water for about a minute. Secondly, they are very wet and they taste the best when they are dried well. I have discovered the best way to dry them is to dump them in a nonstick skillet over med-high heat and stir them around until the liquid evaporates and the noodles start to bounce and sort of squeak against the surface of the hot skillet. Once you've done this they are ready to use in whatever way you choose. They don't really have a flavor of their own and they take on the flavor of whatever you put them with.

I use them the make frozen pasta type entrees bigger. I use them to make macaroni and cheese. And as a substitute for rice. I've also used them with the seasoning packet from ramen noodles as a soup.

There are tons of recipes on the website and I plan to start trying some of them soon.

So there you go...everything I know about Miracle Shiritaki Noodles!

1 comment:

700 pounds is as bad as it sounds said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna try to get some of those