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Tasty Vegetarian New Year Noodles

Holiday and Celebration Foods

Tasty Vegetarian New Year Noodles
1/2 pound thin dried rice noodles
1 Tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 cup finely chopped Tianjin preserved cabbage
2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
2 Tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
1 Tablespoon chilli bean sauce
1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup chicken stock, homemade or reduced salt canned broth
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 Tablespoons finely chopped scallions
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander
1. Soak the rice noodles in warm water for twenty minutes. Drain well and set aside.
2. Heat a wok or large frying-pan over high heat until it is hot. Swirl in the oil, and when it is very hot and slightly smoking, toss in the preserved cabbage, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for one minute.
3. Next, pour in the rice wine, spoon in the chilli bean sauce, soy sauces, sugar and stock, and toss in the noodles. Mix well, reduce the heat, and simmer for three minutes, then stir in the sesame oil.
4. Remove the noodles to a large bowl or platter. Scatter the scallions and coriander over them, and serve at once.
Note: Preserved cabbage can be found In ceramic crocks or glass jars at Chinese food markets.
Approximate nutrient analysis when serving four persons. Each serving has 177 calories, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, 768 mg sodium, 11 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, and no cholesterol.

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