Rice Noodle Dish Recipe
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbl sugar
1/2 medium sweet onion (Vidalia or purple)
8 oz firm dried rice noodles
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
4 green onions thinly sliced
3 plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
2 tbl lightly salted cocktail peanuts slightly crushed
Whisk vinegar and sugar in medium bowl to blend. Add onion rings and
toss to coat. Cover and let stand at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hrs.
Drain, reserving 2 tbl of vinegar mixture. Cook noodles in boiling water
about 2 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain
Whisk lime juice, oil and crushed pepper in small bowl to blend. Stir
in mint and cilantro. Cut noodles into 3-4 inch sections. Place 1/4 of
the noodles into the bowl with the reserved vinegar mixture. Toss remaining
noodles with the lime juice mixture. Mix noodles together with all remaining
ingredients except peanuts. Sprinkle nuts over the top and serve immediately.
This is also great with diced turkey for a non-meatless entree.