Shirataki Noodles are easy to cook, ready in minutes, and are a great alternative to rice and pasta. They're low-calorie and low-carb.
How To Cook Shirataki Noodles?
Shirataki noodles are ready to eat right out of the package, however, they can also be cooked. To cook shirataki noodles, simply rinse them under cold water, drain and add them to a dry pan over medium heat. Pan-fry the noodles until the water has evaporated - about 5-10 minutes. Serve them with your favorite sauces.
- Tip: Don't be tempted to skip the cooking step as it will significantly improve the flavor and texture of the Shirataki noodles. You want to remove as much water as possible. The longer you cook the noodles, the more water will be removed. If you're patient, cook them on medium-low for 15 minutes until they dry out.
Why Are Shirataki Noodles Packaged In Water?
They're packaged in water to help keep them fresh. They do need to be rinsed before cooking to remove the old water.
How To Use Shirataki Noodles In Recipes?
Shirataki noodles can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be used in stir-fries, salads, soups, and pasta dishes. Shirataki noodles can also be used in place of rice or pasta in low-carb dishes. You might like this delicious Vegetable Shirataki Noodles In Thai Peanut Sauce recipe.
Where Can You Buy Shirataki Noodles?
Shirataki Noodles come in dried or wet forms. The most common ones I come across are wet ones in my local grocery stores. They're shelf stable and come in different shapes, much like pasta. You can find penne shapes, spaghetti, angel hair, and more. You can even find it in rice form!
Do Shirataki Noodles Taste Like Pasta?
I know the package says spaghetti style or angel hair but it won't taste like pasta. But it is a very good substitute and if cooked properly, can be a wonderful carrier for any sauce.
Are Shirataki Noodles A Good Pasta Substitute?
Most definitely. You can use them in place of pasta in spaghetti and meatballs, spaghetti tapenade, spaghetti bolognese, weeknight canned tuna pasta, and more. You can also find out what Shirataki Noodles are and their benefits in this post.
- 1 package Shirataki noodles
- medium frying pan
- Strain the Shirataki Noodles from their liquid and rinse them well under cold water.
- Add them to a medium frying pan and pan-fry them dry for 5-10 minutes or until the liquid is completely absorbed.
- Serve them with your favorite sauce.
1. Be sure to let the noodles cook look enough to remove all water.