Nutritious Noodles

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:48 Written by Flax Sunday, 19 September 2010 01:31

Sometimes you want to make a fast meal, without a lot of work while at the same time making sure that you are getting in all of your RDA.

Here’s a quick recipe, 30 seconds to prepare, ten minutes on the stove, and you have a healthy and nourishing meal that will also help you to lose weight.

Guess why? It uses seaweed. Yes that’s correct, the same stringy stuff that we all avoid on the beach is G-d’s gift to mankind. Seaweed happens to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.  Those of you who have never tasted seaweed might not like the taste at first.  All I can say is, stick with it for a week, get used to the taste, and start reaping the benefits.  If the Japanese can not only eat it, but also enjoy it,  than so can we.  In the long run, eating seaweed will help you to be a healthier and a happier person.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 package soba noodles (made from buckwheat)
  2. 2 liters water
  3. 2 tsp. sesame oil
  4. 1 scallion, sliced on an angle
  5. 1 clove garlic, pressed
  6. 1 small piece of ginger, grated
  7. 2 gr. wakame, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes
  8. Soy sauce, to taste

Bring the water to a boil and add the noodles.  Simmer for 4-5 minutes and then drain in a colander.

Remove the wakame from the water, squeeze out any remaining water and add to the noodles.

 Add the remaining ingredients and serve.

Optional:  Sprinkle with black or brown sesame seeds

Serve warm.

Note:  Most seaweeds need to be rehydrated before eating them.  It is preferable to soak them and then squeeze out the water before adding them to the food.  Use the soaking water for your house plants and watch them bloom.

Enjoy!



2 Comments

  1. Judy   |  Friday, 24 June 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Sima,
    I am so nut gram friendly…shame on me. Can you tell me in teaspoons or pinches or whatever cue you like what 2 gm of wakame is 😉
    Thanks,
    Judy

  2. Flax   |  Sunday, 26 June 2011 at 3:40 pm

    2 grams is less than a pencil weight, less then a sheet of nori, I figure about a tsp.
    I’m not great with it either. If you want to be exact, what you can do is get an extremely accurate kitchen scale or you can look at the total weight on the package. The wakame that I buy is 40 gr. Then you can divide it up into equal amounts and see how much it comes out to size-wise. I’m guessing that it will be about a tsp. Let me know what you do.
    Sima

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