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Thai rice noodle salad

Thai rice noodle salad

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 12 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This salad is full of flavour and is healthy too, as it's served with an oil-free dressing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving (without meat)

  • kcalories153
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt1.49g
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Ingredients

  • ½ a 250g pack fine vermicelli rice noodles
  • 200g bag beansprouts
  • zest and juice 2 limes

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2-3 tbsp fish or soy sauce, to taste

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tsp muscovado sugar or soft brown sugar
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 Little Gem lettuce hearts, leaves separated and roughly torn

To make with mince

  • 500g minced pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • small knob grated ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • pinch cayenne pepper

To make with steak

  • 1 tsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 x 175g sirloin steaks

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • 1 deseeded and shredded red chilli

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Method

  1. Place the noodles and beansprouts in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 4 mins, or until the noodles are tender. Drain, then cool under cold running water and drain again. Return to the bowl.

  2. Stir together the lime zest and juice, fish or soy sauce and sugar. Stir into the noodles with the red onion and lettuce.

  3. To make with mince, heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan and stir-fry 500g minced pork, a small knob of grated ginger and pinch cayenne pepper or chilli powder for 10 mins, until the mince is browned and cooked through. Mix into the noodles, divide between four bowls and serve warm.

  4. To make with steak, make the rice noodle salad. Heat 1 tsp sunflower oil in a frying pan. Tip 2 tbsp sesame seeds onto a plate. Rub 1 tsp oil into 4 x 175g sirloin steaks and press into sesame seeds. Fry for 5 mins for medium rare, turning halfway. Leave to rest for 5 mins, then thinly slice. Toss 1 deseeded and shredded red chilli, and a handful mint leaves into noodles. Top with steak to serve.

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Comments (8)

dutchyD's picture
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Very bland, will add chilli and garlic next time

mervie22's picture
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Made it with pork mince & fish sauce and totally loved it, going to be a regular dish in our household.
Might try it with spring onions next time

sllyst's picture
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It won't let me rate at the moment but just made this for my lunch. Made it with soy instead of fish sauce and added a clove of garlic, very nice for a more healthy lunch would give it a good 4.

lulabellamozarella's picture
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It was ok but I found it quite bland.

csteel1's picture
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Delicious and very simple.

PurpleBee's picture
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i made it with minced beef and it was totally yummy

mother_ship's picture
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I made this with minced pork and thought it was a great combination of textures and flavours.

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