Black and White Noodles

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 08:01 Written by Flax Monday, 1 November 2010 01:32

ok, so there's some green also

The opposite of color is of course black and white. Think nothing of abandoning colors and going for an even more dramatic statement with a black and white dish. (Of course there is also seaweed in the dish but you can’t see it and you can’t taste it so if you don’t tell anyone than no-one will know.)
This recipe is simple, 10 minutes beginning to end. The “exotic” ingredients (available in health food stores and your regular supermarket) are what make this dish special.
The black noodles are made from black rice and I found them at Nizat Haduvdevan. The shimeji mushrooms are grown in Tekoa and I found them at Rami Levy. Not so complicated. The wakame seaweed I also found at Rami Levy, that’s how trendy a food it is, it was in the Asian section, not even in the health section!
The health benefits of this recipe are in basically all of the ingredients.
The rice noodles dry dampness and help us get away from our wheat dependency. The side affects of wheat dependency we see with the growing number of people who are diagnosed with celiac disease and wheat allergies.
The seaweed is what keeps us young, wrinkle free, fat free, and cancer free. Don’t forget to eat your 5 gr. of seaweed a day!
The mushrooms are good for you too, especially in the Autumn. They help to boost the immune system, rid the respiratory system of excess mucus and they help to remove toxins from the system. This is wonderful for the autumn when we need to have healthy lungs to get us through the winter (without needing a flu shot). Mushrooms, like seaweed are also known for their anti-carcenogenic properties and are recommended to be eaten daily as well.
Sesame oil, while not as good for you as flax oil and olive oil is still a cold pressed oil and it has healing properties for the skin .
Garlic and scallions, both members of the onion family, have anti-biotic and anti-viral properties and they also help to remove toxins from the body and to clear the lungs.

Don’t you feel healthy already?!?


1 package black rice noodles
1/2 package shimeji mushrooms, broken into pieces
1/2 tsp wakame seaweed, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes
2 scallions, sliced on an angle into 2 cm pieces
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 tbsp sesame oil
soy sauce, to taste

Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package. Rinse well, drain and place in a serving bowl. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute for 1 minutes on a medium flame. Pour over the noodles. Squeeze the excess water from the wakame and sprinkle over the noodles. Add the scallions, mix well and serve.



  1. toby   |  Monday, 01 November 2010 at 1:40 pm

    That looks delicious! I am totally going to try it.

  2. Priscila Cousens   |  Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 5:46 pm

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