Shirataki Style Noodles

Posted by leannekarella on May 15th, 2013 |Filed Under Helpful Hints For Cooking, Recipes |

I’ve had a few questions pop up about how good are these noodles and how do you cook them.

This is a photo of the package of my favorite brand. I do not care for the Miracle Noodle brand, though the texture is slightly more noodle-like than the Asian brand I buy at the Asian market.

When you open the package, there is a very slight fishy odor. They are sold in the refrigerated section of the store, and they are packed in water. They last a very very long time in the refrigerator unopened.

Miracle Noodle brand actually does not need to be refrigerated, but I find they have a stronger fishy odor and that the taste does not rinse out.

I open a package and unknot them. They are bundled to be dumped into soup, in a fancy little knot, but I like to eat them like spaghetti noodles, not in a clump. I put them in a colander with a very fine mesh (the noodles are very thing) and rinse very well with warm water. I put on a small pot of water to boil, and once it’s boiling, I dump in the noodles, and bring the water back to a boil, then take them off and rinse them in the colander once again. Done. Ready to use.

Now, what you have is something with zero flavor, but these take on the flavor of anything you cook them in. If I’m going to eat them as plain noodles with a little I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray and some parm, instead of putting them in plain boiling water, I will do the quick boil in beef or chicken broth. Adds a nice little flavor. I have also, after cooking them in beef broth, drain them and then drop them on a warm (not hot) non-stick skillet until they are dry and serve them with a little soy sauce and sesame seeds for an Asian flair.

I use these in pasta sauce as well. I still boil them quickly, but then put them in a pot of sauce at a low simmer for about 1/2 hour. It tastes the BEST if it sits overnight, but a 1/2 hour is pretty good too.

This brand I use… the Ingredients are: Konjac Flour, Water, Calcium Hydroxide.
Calories for the entire bag (I eat about 1/2 a bag at a sitting) 15 cal; 7.5 carbs; 7.5 fiber (zero net carbs!)


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