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Have you heard of no-calorie noodles? I had just heard about them when I saw the feature "Oodles of Noodles" in the January/February 2011 issue of Vegetarian Times magazine. The noodles featured are Shirataki noodles which do have a few calories per serving, but very minimal. Instead of regular flour, they are made with Asian yam flour. I have see tofu shirataki noodles at Whole Foods and other natural food stores.
This is a quick and easy stir-fry that ends up light and fresh. The noodles do taste like a light noodle! The consistency is pretty much the same, it's just a light bit on the chewy side. As you can imagine, the don't have much taste on their own to having the proper amount of sauce and seasoning is important.
Note: if you want to make these vegan, make sure the noodles you buy are marked as vegan. Some brands add calcium derived from shellfish.
Whisk together tamari, lime juice, brown sugar, and sriracha in bowl. Set aside.
Heat oil in wok over medium-high heat. Add jalapeno and garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add onion and bell peppers, and stir-fry 5 minutes. Add tamari mixture and shirataki, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes, then toss with basil.
Nutritional information provided in magazine:
Per 1½-cup serving: 130 CAL; 5 G PROT; 4 G TOTAL FAT (<1 G SAT FAT); 19 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 770 MG SOD; 4 G FIBER; 8 G SUGARS.
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