Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Last night I made this noodle dish. I typically do not cook Asian inspired things. These are flavors that I am not totally familiar with so it’s hard for me to improvise. In this case I followed the exact recipe.

I found the Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodle recipe from a Cooking Light, recipe, but it’s also available on their website.

This dish was relatively easy to put together, but it was time-consuming due to all the chopping! In hindsight I should have thrown all the herbs in the food processor, but I didn’t think of it until later. 😦 The recipe also calls for fish sauce, which I could not find at my local grocery store, so I think an element of flavor was missing, and addition salt was required to make up for the missing saltiness of the fish sauce. I didn’t measure, just added a little salt, tossed, tasted, and added more as needed.

Everyone who ate it loved so I would make this noodle dish again, but would definitely use to food processor to speed up the chopping process!

Happy cooking!

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino

Spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili flakes.

I am in love with this pasta dish. I found the recipe on yumsugar and it’s now one of my staples. My family is coming over tonight and I’m making it for them. I did everything the same as this recipe, except double it, and I let the garlic, oil, chili flakes, salt, and pepper sit together for a while in a mug.

Garlic, salt, pepper, and chili flakes marinating in olive oil!

I also love to add grated parmesan cheese directly to the pasta when it’s done. It gives it more texture and absorbs some of the oil. So delicious and easy! I forgot to take pictures of the finished product because I was too busy eating it! 🙂