Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rice Noodle Stir-Fry

A new thrifty option for Meijer shoppers is mPerks. You can go to their site and clip electronic coupons. No scissors required! You can have your "coupons" printed or emailed to you, and when you check out at the store, just type in your phone number and they will be applied to your purchase. Catherine told me about this and now I use it all the time. Maybe someday soon all coupons can be nice would that be?

One thrifty purchase I made was Thai Kitchen Rice Noodles (combined a manufacturer's coupon and mPerks coupon!). I never made rice noodles before, but my husband loves to get them when we go out. Now it is time to try it at home!

I followed the basic recipe on the box, adding in chicken and the veggies I had at home (carrots and green beans). A few cashews added on top really make this meal delicious!

Rice Noodle Stir-Fry

1/2 box of rice noodles
2 T vegetable oil
2 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1-2 cups of vegetables (I used 1 cup sliced carrots and 1 cup fresh green beans)
2 T soy sauce
dash of sesame oil (optional)
handful of cashews (optional)

1) Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Remove from heat and immerse 1/2 package of rice noodles. Let stand for 8 minutes. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water (or they will become sticky).

2) In a large frying pan cook chicken in oil until done. Add the vegetables, soy sauce and sesame oil. Heat for a few minutes, then add the cooked rice noodles, adding more soy sauce or water as needed until the vegetables and noodles are tender. Serve with a few cashews or chopped green onion. Serves 2-4. Enjoy!

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