A truly beautiful looking dish with a real wow factor! This recipe does require some fine, well-practiced knife skills so it might be best for older children (aged 9 years+).
If you’re making this in school pre-cook the noodles before the lesson to eliminate the need for hot water/cooking in the classroom. Just make sure to toss the cooked noodles in sesame oil to prevent them from sticking.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons and cups; chop using bridge/claw appropriately.
Chopping board, knife, large bowl, jug, measuring spoons, can opener, colander, garlic press, citrus squeezer (optional), fork, spoon.
Ingredients (serves 6):
- 250 g dried rice noodles
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 carrot, julienned/cut into thin strips
- 1 red pepper, julienned/cut into thin strips
- 1 yellow pepper, julienned/cut into thin strips
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber, halved length ways, seeds scooped out and cut into crescents
- 250 g tin of bamboo shoots, drained
- Sesame seeds to garnish
For the dressing:
- 65 ml soy sauce (reduced salt)
- 50 ml vegetable oil
- 50 ml rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 lime, juiced
- Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and add 1 tbsp sesame oil to coat the noodles and prevent them from sticking together.
- Prepare all the vegetables and place them in a large bowl.
- In a jug, add all of the dressing ingredients and mix well with a fork.
- Add the rice noodles to the bowl of vegetables, then add the dressing and toss gently to combine all of the ingredients.
- Sprinkle on some sesame seeds to garnish, and serve.
So thinking about oodles of noodles ...
Rice noodles are a good low fat source of starchy carbohydrate made from rice flour.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
|Energy||1238kJ / 296kcal||15%|
per 323g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 383kJ / 92kcal
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