Thursday, April 23, 2015

Asian Inspired Shrimp Rice Noodles

About a month ago, I made a milder version of this salad for Mallorie, and she absolutely loved it! Which is surprising considering most days when she gets home from school all she wants is a PB&J sandwich. Which erks me, because there are so many other better meals she could eat. But anywho, I digress. These rice noodles have been in high demand ever since. 

Have you ever tried rice noodles before? You can get a couple varieties, but all in all they are a great alternative to regular pasta noodles, because they are gluten-free. They have a mild flavor and cook super quickly.

This time around, I decided to add a bit more spices.  And for me, who likes a little extra heat in my meals, this infusion of flavors totally hit the spot! Plus, I love that I can whip this up in about ten minutes! Who doesn't love a quick lunch?
Here's the recipe:
Asian Inspired Shrimp Cilantro Rice Noodle Salad

12 ounces large shrimp (about 16), peeled and deveined, tails intact
1 8 .8-ounce package thin rice noodles
2/3 cup fresh Lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 large cloves garlic, grated
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Lemon pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
1/2 Tbsp Knorr Chicken Seasoning


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. 
2. Meanwhile, place a saute' pan over medium heat, add your oil, shrimp and 1/2 cup of  hot water.  
3. Season shrimp with 1/4 Cup Lemon juice, paprika, lemon pepper, garlic salt, red pepper flakes,           and grated garlic. 
4. Cook shrimp for about five minutes before adding bell peppers into the pan. 
5. Once, the peppers looked cooked you can remove from heat{about 3-5 minutes}. 
6. Add your rice noodles to the boiling pot of water.{cook as the label directs} 
7. Add the noodles to a serving bowl & toss with the rest of the lemon juice & knorr seasoning. 
8. Arrange shrimp & bell peppers over the noodles and garnish with fresh cilantro and avocado.
What is your favorite type of salad? Have you ever tried rice noodles?