The steps to the perfect shirataki noodles, rice or penne, follow the simple steps below:
Rinse the shirataki noodles well.
Fill a saucepan with water, bring to a boil and cook the noodles for about 3 minutes. Adding a dash of vinegar helps!
Drain the noodles, place in a hot dry pan and cook on high for about 10 minutes.
Use in stir-fries, cook in sauces or gravies, bake with cheese, an dont forget about flavour by using herbs and spices. Cooking shirataki directly in sauces makes the flavours penetrate so you have flavorful keto pasta dish.
The best way is to use them in stir-fries rather than regular pasta meals, or combine them with other otptions such as zucchini noodles or palmini noodles.
As shirataki noodles have no nutrients, use small amounts and mix them with other ingredients like vegetables, meat, sauce and/or cheese. Adding spices, herbs, garlic, ginger and other ingredients will infuse them with fantastic flavour and make them taste truly delicious!
What if I Don’t Like the Taste and Texture?
Both taste and texture can be significantly improved if you follow this guide. The golden rule is to rinse them really well and pan-fry them without oil or other liquid in order to remove as much water as possible. The less water remains in the noodles, the better the texture. Once they are prepared, they can be cooked in sauces, gravies, with cheese or in stir-fries.
Shirataki noodles (aka miracle noodles, konjak noodles, or konnyaku noodles) is an ingredient popular in Asian cuisine. Its made from konjak plant which is ground and then shaped into noodles, fettuccini or even rice. Shirataki noodles are almost zero calorie and zero carb.
They are 97% water, 3% fibre and traces of protein, fat and calcium. There are 4 kcal and about 1 gram of net carbs per 100 g (3.5 oz) of shirataki noodles. If you find that the packaging says “zero” calories or “zero carbs”, etc. its because the FDA allowed products with less than 5 calories, less than 1 gram of carbs, protein and fat to be labeled as zero.
Are There Any Side Effects of Eating Shirataki Noodles?
It may cause minor gastrointestinal issues, such as bloating, gas, and mild diarrhea. If it does, reduce the serving size.
It may reduce the bioavailability of oral medications. You should avoid eating shirataki noodles with your medication and supplements. The medication should be taken 1 hour before or 4 hours after your meal containing glucomannan.
There have been some incidents of esophagus, throat or intestine blockage by using glucomannan tablets which absorb large amounts of water. Note that the tablets are not the same as shirataki noodles which already contain water and dont pose this risk.
Since there are no nutrients, do not overuse products containing glucomannan. The vast majority of your diet should be focused on real food (eggs, meat, non-starchy vegetables, raw dairy, avocados, berries, nuts, etc).
Is there another name for shirataki noodles?
Noodles made from glucomannan flour are actually about 3% fiber and 97% water, so it’s easy to see why they are low in calories. Konjac is native to eastern Asia. The plant itself goes by several names, including snake plant and voodoo lily.
Are shirataki noodles the same as ramen noodles?
This Shirataki Noodle Ramen is made using noodles that are made from the roots of a yam plant, which work as a great gluten-free and grain-free alternative to regular ramen noodles.
Does Trader Joe’s have shirataki noodles?
You can also find them at Ralphs, Walmart Supercenters, Whole Foods and other natural food stores. At the time of writing this post, Trader Joe’s does not currently sell shirataki noodles. The noodles are packed in water and refrigerated, therefore you will not find them on the pasta aisle.