How To Use Rice Noodles In Stir Fry

Watch How to make this Chicken Stir Fry:

12 ounces of rice noodles, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 pound of skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized strips, 4 ounces of chopped shiitake or portabello mushrooms, 1 cup of broccoli, 1 tablespoon of peeled and shredded fresh ginger, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (NOT low-sodium), 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and a few drizzles of sesame oil


I have a theory that almost everyone keeps some kind of dried noodles in their pantry, which is why I wanted to share this recipe. I used thinnish rice sticks for this, which I like because they only need to be soaked in boiling water. However, you can use any dried or fresh noodles that you like.

A lot of noodle stir fries have a lot of noodles and not much vegetables. This one is the other way round. It only uses 100g/3. 5 oz of dried noodles for 2 servings. You won’t think it’s enough when you take out the dried noodles. But it will be! The noodles expand after they soak, then they re-inflate after being tossed in the sauce and becoming less rigid. And also, there is stacks of veggies in this recipe. Although there are more vegetables than noodles by volume, they cook down significantly.

Try this spicy Beef Hokkien Noodles!

Speaking of cooking, this Chicken Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles cooks incredibly quickly, just like all stir fries do. Since it’s made with dried rice noodles, which will break apart if you toss them in the wok for longer than a few minutes, it actually cooks even faster than most. When you dig into a large bowl of noodles and all you find is a pile of broken, short strands, it is so disappointing!

This recipe’s one and only rule is to cook it extremely quickly—any longer than five minutes and it’s been on for too long.

Make this the next time you’re stuck for dinner ideas if you have some dried noodles and other ingredients in your fridge: Nagi x

Quick Rice Noodles Recipe

In order to prepare this Chicken Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles, I really went through my refrigerator. I took a picture of it, ate half of it, and gave the other half to the dog park homeless man.

I felt proud of myself for creating a recipe I wanted to share on my website using items I already owned rather than making a special trip to the grocery store to buy certain ingredients.

It dawned on me then that I had to re-make it for the recipe video. And so off I went to the grocery store. ?.

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