Easiest ever instant noodle pot

BBC Good Food has the perfect, no-fuss packed lunch solution – our quick pot noodle. Discover how to make this handy veggie recipe in minutes.

Points to remember:

  • Grate 2 tbsp creamed coconut and put it in a heatproof jar. Add 1 tsp Thai green curry paste, 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp aubergine pickle. 
  • Sit 1 nest of rice vermicelli on top – it's a good idea to break it into pieces as this will help it fit in the jar but also rehydrate evenly later. 
  • Top with a handful of chopped stir-fry vegetables (not beansprouts).
  • Cover the lid and refrigerate until needed (eat the same day). 
  • When you're ready to serve, carefully add boiling water to just cover the noodles. 
  • Leave to stand 2-3 mins, mix well and enjoy. 
  • For extra flavour, add a handful salted peanuts or a squeeze of lime juice just before serving. 

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MVanit's picture
26th Aug, 2017
I'm happy when I see Thai green curry is used as an ingredient. This recipe is creative and easy. If I may suggest, curry tastes better when cooked in heat with milk or coconut milk which makes it creamy and spicy. I see that recipe uses hot water which may not bring out the taste fully. The right color will come out dark green and thick. If you don't want to use stove, how about using the microwave. Soak vermicelli in water just a short while before you eat and drain. Cook the curry seperately with milk in microwave (stir) and pour it over your noodle and heat ithe dish again with other ingredient. Plus the coconut milk doesn't keep well in the uncooked noodle so I would prepare the noodle seperately from the curry sauce.
10th Aug, 2017
Why can't I add this to 'my good food'?
10th Aug, 2017
Brilliant. I've been looking for alternative lunch ideas
3rd Aug, 2017
What is the nutritional info per noodle pot?
goodfoodteam's picture
7th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question. We currently don't analyse video recipes but we'll look into adding this feature - it's a great idea!
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