Coconut Rice Noodles

Coconut Rice Noodles

This easy weeknight dish is fresh, flavorful, and gluten-free, not to mention, completely made in the microwave. Top these rice noodles, cooked in turmeric-spiced coconut milk broth, with crunchy peanuts, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

6-8 mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup (60g) red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 oz (170ml) coconut milk
  • ½  cup (115ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2.5 oz (70g) rice noodles
  • Lime wedges

Preparation

  1. Place the oil, red onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and pepper in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions have softened and the spices are fragrant.
  2. Add the coconut milk, stock, honey, fish sauce, and rice noodles. Cover and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes, stirring halfway, or until the noodles are tender.
  3. Allow the noodles to rest covered for 1 minute. Squeeze with fresh lime juice before serving.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Sprinkle with chopped toasted peanuts for a crunchy topping.
  • Garnish with basil, cilantro, or bean sprouts to brighten.
  • Add spice with a spoonful of sambal oelek or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.