Sunday, July 4, 2010

Recipe 4: Gluten Free Stir-Fry

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Another food that is quite easy to cook and eat while being Gluten-Free are oriental/asian dishes. Now, you do have to be careful if there is soy sauce used in the food, because not all soy sauce is Gluten-Free.

A dish we used to make quite often before going gluten-free was a stir-fry that had Top Ramen noodles in it. That was delicious. But, since Top Ramen noodles are made with wheat, we had to stop making that. Our friend who is Mong, bought us some Oriental Rice Noodles (or Oriental Rice Noodle, has the package said, haha :)). They are very thin and when cooked are VERY similar to Top Ramen noodles (that skinny, thin shape and size), so they are a perfect substitute to Top Ramen noodles in this stir fry.

Gluten-Free Stir-Fry
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*This recipe can be changed as far as the quantities, meat used, veggies used, sauces used, etc. Customize to your own liking. We've made it several different ways and it is always delicious . . . this is our favorite version of it though ;)*

Oriental Rice Noodles
Carrots (shredded)
Green Beans (fresh & chopped)
Kielbasa Sausage (chopped)
1 Onion (diced)
1 large Garlic clove or several smaller cloves (diced)
Gluten-Free Soy sauce
Gluten-Free Worcestershire Sauce

Step 1:

*Place the rice noodles in a bowl, cover completely with water. Let soak for 10-20 minutes or until soft and pliable.

Once the noodles are soft, drain the water. Pour Soy Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce over the noodles. Toss to coat. Pour enough sauce over the noodles to make them be slightly brown, or to your taste. Let the noodles sit (marinate) until the veggies are done.

Of course we had to use 3 "bundles" of the noodles for our large family.

Step 2:

Dice the onions and garlic, then saute the onions and garlic. Add the green beans and carrots and cook until tender or they look done.

Step 3:

Slice the Kielbasa sausage into medium-sized pieces.

Add the meat to the vegetable mixture and cook until warm or slightly browned.

Step 4:

Add the noodles to the meat and veggies. It is easier if the noodles are cut up with scissors prior to them being added to the pan. You will still have to chop them some with the spatula. But, if the whole "ball" of noodles is put in the pan it takes a bit of stirring to get them chopped down in size and thoroughly mixed in. Mix in until the noodles look light brown (due to the sauces, oil frying, etc) and have a slight "transparent" appearance to them.

Step 5:

Add salt, pepper & garlic powder to the stir-fry, until it tastes good.


Since our family is eats so much, we always have to make two large frying pans worth of the stir-fry :)!



Adelaide Dupont said...

Wonderful recipe.

Thanks for the reminder about the sauces.

It's well to read the labels and/or ask around the Asian shops.

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