Recipe: Rice Noodle Salad

January 20, 2010

After the holidays I was really craving food that was a lot less rich. I always imagined noodle salads as more of a spring or summer thing, but this really hit the spot. This is good for anytime in the year!

Rice Noodle Salad with Pork
Serves 3 - 4

  • 1 package of rice noodles (pad thai variety)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 lb / 500 g pork cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • Optional toppings: boiled eggs, cilantro, fried garlic or french fried onions.
  1. Marinate pork in rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and pepper.
  2. Prepare noodles according to package directions. This usually involves soaking in hot water for 10 mins or so.
  3. Slice all vegetables as you wish.
  4. Pan fry the pork until cooked through.
  5. Top the noodles with the vegetables and pork. 
  6. Sprinkle with fish sauce to taste.
Unfortunately my efforts at eating healthy were sabotaged! Look at this evilness to follow... sabotage I tell you.

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