Peanuts add a nutty crunch to top salads and noodle dishes. Blended peanuts are added to desserts or combined with other ingredients for flavorful sauces.
The classic combo of celery and peanut butter gets a tasty update in this noodle salad. Choose very fresh celery with plenty of dark leaves that are the color of parsley.
Long-grain glutinous rice, also known as sticky rice, is steamed rather than boiled, and has a chewy texture.
This crunchy salad comes together quickly and can be made in advance. Five-spice pressed tofu and Chinese black vinegar can be found at most Asian grocery stores. Chinese black vinegar, in particular, is worth seeking out for its malty sweet quality.