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Oodles of Noodles

Oodles of Noodles

Shirataki noodles are relatively new to Americans, but the pasta-like strands are an old favorite in Japanese cooking. Shirataki are made from konnyaku, a dough of Asian yam (konjac) flour and water. Plain shirataki noodles are clear and chewy; tofu shirataki noodles (tofu is mixed in with the konjac flour) have a more pasta-like texture.

With 20 calories or fewer and 2 grams of fiber per serving, shirataki noodles have become darlings of the diet world as a pasta substitute. Because shirataki noodles can be made with calcium derived from shellfish, choose brands that are guaranteed vegan.


Spicy Shirataki Noodles


Comments on this Article

I am bean/legume, gluten, dairy-free...so I was thrilled when I found a recipe to make yam flour noodles - they are delicious!

I couldn't find tofu shirataki noodles so I used thick rice noodles and they worked perfectly. I added some tofu. I sliced the tofu into cubes and marinated it in the sauce while cooking the other ingredients. I also added bean sprouts. Peanuts might have been a good addition as well. I only used one jalapeno pepper and it was still really spicy - if I had put both in, I don't think I would have been able to eat it. I would definitely make this again - it was really good!

Talking about noodles. For an easy meal with oriental noodles. Cut vega sausages or vegan seitan pieces in a bowl, add dried chives, a packet of noodles Campbells and hot water and wham your meal is ready. Add salt and pepper if necessary. Success with this quick instant food.

I just bought some to try. I can't wait to see how they taste.