As I mentioned in my last blog, I have decided that my New Year’s resolution would be to feed my family better and explore some more exciting ingredients that I wouldn’t normally try. As I told you, I decided that this week I would try Soba Noodles and I love them (and so did the kids).
I was inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow and her cookbook ‘It’s All Good’. In it she talks about a dish called Rice Cream Sundaes. This recipe uses rice but she mentioned that you could also use Soba Noodles instead. The whole concept is to make the noodles, or in her case the rice, as the base and then get the family to add the toppings they like. Kids love ‘make your own’ so it’s a great idea.
I cooked up some chicken mince with garlic and a little ginger. I also cut up mushrooms, beans and capsicum. Then I cooked some carrots and broccoli and sliced up some avocado. I served it all with a little low salt soya sauce.
The Soba Noodles were the best part. They were so easy to cook. They took just 4 mins in boiling water and then I ran cold water over them to cool them down for the kids. They kept their shape and consistency very well (as they are typically eaten cold). They tasted very good too.
We all had a lot of fun with this dinner. They great part is that it was so quick and versatile (you can use whatever you have in the house and whatever veggies and meat your family will love).
I will definitely be using Soba Noodles again. I might even try to use them for something more traditional next time. Why don’t you give them a try and let us know how you go?
Ingredient for next time: Kaffir Lime Leaves