Quick And Healthy Lunch

September 17th, 2015 § 2 comments

Rice vermicelli, the Asian staple, provides the basis for HG’s favorite fast lunch. Very good cold or hot. Makes a great salad. Cook vermicelli in boiling water. (Haiku is a good brand and each package contains a number of individual portions). The noodles cook fast. Drain under cold water. Mix with thin slices of radish, turnip, scallions, sweet onions and shavings of carrot. Dress with soy, ponzu, sesame oil, Vietnamese fish sauce, Sriracha (try various combinations). It’s nice topped with some sliced left over chicken. If you like it hot, stir fry the noodles with red peppers, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, etc. HG also likes the noodles in a bowl of hot chicken broth. HG adds Tofu, sliced scallions (or watercress), thin strips of ham. Rice vermicelli is a healthier fast cooking option than packaged Ramen. Instant Ramen is consumed in great quantities in college dorms. Unfortunately, the food contains whopping amounts of sodium. Not good for you. Elevates blood pressure.

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  • Charles Curran says:

    Where do you buy your Haiku? I went their website, but I don’t see a place to purchase.

    • Gerry says:

      Haiku is a Canadian brand (not sold in USA). I usually buy rice vermicelli at Whole Foods. You can buy many varieties through Amazon. Asian Best and Ka-Me Rice Sticks are good but you won’t go wrong with almost any Vietnamese, Thai or Chinese rice vermicelli. Some brands suggest pouring hot water over the vermicelli to cook it. I always boil it like pasta. But, taste frequently since it cooks fast.

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