Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Herbed Rice Noodles with Asparagus and Peanuts Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

3 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1

255 g

2 bunches

100 g

100 g

1

6

3

175 g

2

20 ml

20 ml

1/2 teaspoon

Rice vinegar

Sugar

Small Spanish onion, finely sliced

Dried rice noodles

Asparagus

Mint leaves (chopped)

Coriander (cilantro) leaves (chopped)

Small cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced

Green onions (scallions), finely sliced

Beefsteak tomatoes, finely diced

Roasted peanuts, lightly crushed

Limes juices

Nuoc Cham (fish sauce)

Olive oil

Chili flakes

Method :
  • First, beat the rice vinegar and sugar together, and pour the mixture over the finely sliced onion rings. Allow to marinate for 1 hour, tossing frequently.

  • Cook noodles according to package directions (usually, rice noodles need only to soak in boiling water for 5 minutes, otherwise, boil for 1 - 2 minutes then drain immediately, and rinse under cold water)

  • Cut off the tough stalk of the asparagus in salted water for 2 minutes until bright green and crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water to refresh.

  • Toss the noodles with the reserved onion-and-vinegar mixture while still warm. Using kitchen scissors, cut the noodles into manageable lengths.

  • To the noodles, add the cooked asparagus, chopped mint, coriander leaves, cucumber, green onions (scallions) tomatoes and roasted peanuts. Toss thoroughly.

  • Whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, oil and chili flakes together and drizzle over the noodle salad. Serve at room temperature.

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