Poor Man’s Thai Noodles

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  • 12 ounces noodles )
  • 1 brown sugar
  • 1 hot water
  • 1 teaspoon sauce )
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sauce )
  • 1 sauce )
  • 2 canola oil
  • 4 inch pieces (white and green portions separated)))
  • 3 garlic )
  • 2 cups sprouts ((175g (rinsed and drained)))
  • 1/4 cup Basil )
  1. Remove the fresh rice noodles from the package and cut them into 1 ½ inch wide strips

  2. If they were refrigerated, let them come up to room temperature and loosen them in some hot water

  3. If you are using dried rice noodles, follow the directions on the package to cook them

  4. You can also soak them in hot water until softened and re-hydrated––about 15 to 20 minutes

  5. Drain thoroughly

  6. There should be no visual moisture on the noodles

  7. In a small bowl, dissolve the brown sugar in the hot water

  8. Mix in the fish sauce (if using) and soy sauces

  9. Set aside

  10. Heat your wok until smoking, and spread 2 tablespoons canola oil around the perimeter of the wok

  11. Add scallion whites and garlic and Thai basil (optional) if you have some

  12. After 10 seconds, add the softened noodles

  13. Your wok should be screaming hot now

  14. Continue to toss the rice noodles for 30 seconds to warm them up

  15. Next, stir up your soy sauce mixture and pour it over the noodles

  16. Continue stir-frying for 1 minute until the noodles are well coated

  17. They should get a good smoky sear on them

  18. Next, add the mung bean sprouts and green portions of the scallions

  19. Stir-fry for 1 minute, until the bean sprouts and scallions are wilted

  20. Plate and serve with your favorite hot chili oil

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