Taiwanese Fried Rice Noodles

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Pretty much everyone knows what Fried Rice is and probably have had it before, but have you ever had Fried Rice Noodles? These Taiwanese Fried Rice Noodles (台灣炒米粉) is a super common in Taiwan, and while there are many variations, this is one variation that we make at my house.

In this Taiwanese Fried Rice Noodles recipe, I use shiitake mushrooms, marinaded pork, cabbage, and then flavor it with dried shirmp and scallions.

Gluten Free Option

If you’re on a gluten free diet, let me introduce… Tamari! In short, there are actually many different types of soy sauce in Asia. My mom constantly has at least 2 different types in the kitchen pantry. For example, when we are using soy sauce for dipping, we use Light Soy Sauce (Thin Soy Sauce), and if we are cooking we will sometimes Dark Soy Sauce.

Well, Tamari is another kind! It is made as a byproduct of making miso. It has a rich color and flavor and is thicker than your standard soy sauce. Authentic tamari will contain very little to no wheat, making it suitable for gluten-free diets. However, always check your tamari to make sure it is 100% gluten free if you are on a gluten free diet.

Ingredients

  • Pork Marinade
    • 6 oz pork loin, thinly sliced
    • 1 tsp soy sauce (tamari, if gluten free)
    • 1 tsp cooking oil
    • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 6 oz dried rice noodles
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms (if you don’t have dried, fresh will work, but I find that dried adds a lot more flavor)
  • 4 oz cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (tamari, if gluten free)
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

First do the prep work, you have to let things marinade or soak for 15-20 mins, so might as well start these all about the same time:

  • Mushrooms
    • If you’re using dried shiitake mushrooms, you’re going to want to soak it in some cold water first in a bowl for about 20 minutes. After soaking, remove the mushrooms from the water, and save the bowl of dried shiitake juice. Slice the mushrooms, and set aside.
    • If you’re using fresh shiitake mushrooms, go ahead and just slice it.
  • Soak the rice noodles in lukewarm water to soften. After 15 minutes soaking, drain the noodles well.
  • In a medium bowl, mix pork, cornstarch,1 tsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp vegetable oil together, and mix thoroughly.

Now time to get to cooking! Heat about 1 tbsp cooking oil in a wok or cooking pan over high heat. Add the dried shrimp and let it cook for about 30 seconds, and then add the shiitake mushrooms and let cook for 30 seconds.

Add the pork to the wok/pan, and stir fry for about 2 minutes, and remove from heat.

Add another tbsp of oil in the wok/pan, and then add cabbage. Cover the wok/pan for about 3 minutes, letting the vegetables soften.

Uncover and add 2 tbsp of oil to the pan over medium heat, and now add the softened rice noodles. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, and if you used dried mushrooms earlier, add 1/2 cup of the mushroom juice (if you used fresh mushrooms, add water instead) to the noodles and mix. If at any point the noodles still seem too dry, you can add more mushroom juice/water as needed.

Return pork, dried shrimp and mushroom mixture to the pan, and stir fry to combine the ingredients.

Cook for an another 2 minutes. Add salt to taste and scallions to the wok/pan and mix well. Remove from heat and serve!

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Taiwanese Fried Rice Noodles 炒米粉

Taiwanese Fried Rice Noodles 炒米粉

Ingredients

Pork Marinade

  • 6 oz pork loin, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (tamari, if gluten free)
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Noodles

  • 6 oz dried rice noodles
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms (if you don’t have dried, fresh will work, but I find that dried adds a lot more flavor)
  • 4 oz Taiwanese cabbage, thinly sliced (use normal cabbage if you can’t find Taiwanese cabbage)
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (tamari, if gluten free)
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Preparations:

First do the prep work, you have to let things marinade or soak for 15-20 mins, so might as well start these all about the same time.

Mushrooms - If you’re using dried shiitake mushrooms, you’re going to want to soak it in some cold water first in a bowl for about 20 minutes. After soaking, remove the mushrooms from the water, and save the bowl of dried shiitake juice. Slice the mushrooms, and set aside. If you’re using fresh shiitake mushrooms, go ahead and just slice it.

Soak the rice noodles in lukewarm water to soften. After 15 minutes soaking, drain the noodles well.

In a medium bowl, mix pork, cornstarch,1 tsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp vegetable oil together, and mix thoroughly.

Noodles:

Now time to get to cooking! Heat about 1 tbsp cooking oil in a wok or cooking pan over high heat. Add the dried shrimp and let it cook for about 30 seconds, and then add the shiitake mushrooms and let cook for 30 seconds.

Add the pork to the wok/pan, and stir fry for about 2 minutes, and remove from heat.

Add another tbsp of oil in the wok/pan, and then add cabbage. Cover the wok/pan for about 3 minutes, letting the vegetables soften.

Uncover and add 2 tbsp of oil to the pan over medium heat, and now add the softened rice noodles. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, and if you used dried mushrooms earlier, add 1/2 cup of the mushroom juice (if you used fresh mushrooms, add water instead) to the noodles and mix. If at any point the noodles still seem too dry, you can add more mushroom juice/water as needed.

Return pork, dried shrimp and mushroom mixture to the pan, and stir fry to combine the ingredients.

Cook for an another 2 minutes. Add salt to taste and scallions to the wok/pan and mix well. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 783mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 16g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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