Chili Noodles

Chili Noodles

Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, these spicy noodles are ready in only 15 minutes. They can be served alone or with stir-fried veggies.

Chili noodles can be served as a standalone dish or combined with protein sources. You can serve them hot or cold, making it the perfect meal prep recipe.

Choosing The Noodles

For this dish, you can use a variety of noodles including soba noodles, rice noodles, whole wheat noodles, thin noodles, and more. Here are some of the most popular and how they work:

Soba Noodles

Buckwheat flour is the main ingredient of soba noodles.

Although some soba noodles contain only buckwheat flour, making them gluten-free, most are made using wheat flour to hold the noodles together while they are being produced.

GF soba noodles can be found on the ingredient list if you’re looking for them.

As thin flat noodles, soba noodles have a powerful nutty flavor that goes well with chili sauce, creating a complex deep spicy dish.

Rice Noodles

The rice noodles come in a variety of shapes, ranging from thin vermicelli to wide silky rice sheets used in Chinese dim sum.

Rice noodles do not have much flavor on their own, but they pair well with light broths, sauces, or stir-fries.

Neither spaghetti-size nor wide pasta would be appropriate for this dish.

Ramen Noodles

If you use these, make sure to follow the instructions on the package, as they may get overcooked. They are very delicate, so be careful when using them.

Whole Wheat Noodles

Pasta made from whole wheat flour has a distinctive wheat flavor (stronger flavor), and is chewier than pasta made from semolina.

Compared to rice noodles, wheat noodles hold the thick sauce better for this dish.

No matter which you choose, chili sauce pairs well with all of them.

Making Chili Noodles (Overview)

  • Follow the package directions when cooking your noodles – Whatever noodles you choose, cook them according to the package instructions.

  • Cook garlic in oil until fragrant, then add remaining sauce ingredients and whisk until combined.

  • You can adjust the level of heat by adding less or more Sriracha sauce at this point. You do not have to follow my preferences as everyone has different tolerance levels for heat.

  • Toss the cooked pasta with the prepared sauce and serve warm or cold. Top with spring onions and sesame seeds.

Serving Chili Noodles

In addition to pasta alone, you can serve it with stir-fry veggies and chicken or salmon. It is also wonderful with fried tofu or ground turkey, or you can serve it with anything you like.

My Tips For Making Chili Noodles

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of not overcooking noodles. Overcooked noodles stick together and just look like a big ball of pasta.

Rinse The Noodles

The starch in ramen noodles will require rinsing to remove excess starch. This step is mandatory if you plan to use ramen noodles.

Also, you will prevent overcooking of your noodles by rinsing, which will remove the starch from your noodles.

Adjust Spices

You can adjust the amount of Sriracha and chili flakes to make this dish to your own preference. I recommend using your own desired amount of Sriracha and chili flakes.

Serve The Noodles With Lime

You can serve your noodles with anything you like, but remember to add lime on the side. Lime will neutralize capsaicin, drop the heat, and add some fresh zest to your noodles.

Chili Noodles Recipe

Time required for preparation: 5 minutes

10 minutes for cooking

Two servings

Ingredients

  • Noodles made from whole wheat or soba, 6 ounces

  • The amount of oil to be used is 1 tablespoon

  • The cloves of garlic should be minced into three pieces

  • Soy sauce (one tablespoon)

  • Sriracha sauce, 2 tbsp

  • Hoisin sauce, 2 tablespoons

  • Lime juice 1 tablespoon

  • The flakes of red pepper are 1 tsp

  • To taste, salt and pepper

  • Lime wedges and spring onions for garnish

  • Garnish with sesame seeds

Instructions

Follow the directions on the package when cooking your pasta.

In a skillet, heat the oil.

Once the garlic is fragrant, add it to the pot.

A few drops of lime juice, soy sauce, Sriracha, and hoisin sauce should be added.

In a large pot, heat the sauce over medium heat for 2 minutes. Drain the pasta and add the warm pasta to the sauce. Toss gently to combine.

Red pepper flakes can be sprinkled over pasta at the end.

Serve pasta hot or cold, garnished with sliced spring onions, sesame seeds, and lime wedges.

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Chili Noodles

The yield is 2 servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

15 minutes in total

With a touch of umami hoisin sauce and a dash of fresh lime, these noodles are delightfully spicy!

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Ingredients

  • Noodles made from whole wheat or soba, 6 ounces

  • The oil should be one tablespoon

  • The cloves of garlic should be minced into three pieces

  • Add 1 tbsp of soy sauce

  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce

  • Hoisin sauce, 2 tablespoons

  • Lime juice 1 tablespoon

  • Red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon

  • To taste, salt and pepper

  • Garnish with spring onions and lime wedges

  • Garnish with sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Follow the directions on the package when cooking pasta.

  2. In a skillet, heat the oil.

  3. Soy sauce, Sriracha, hoisin sauce, and lime juice should be added after the garlic is fragrant.

  4. Toss the warm pasta with the sauce after it has been cooked for two minutes. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Toss gently to combine.

  5. Red pepper flakes should be sprinkled over the pasta.

  6. With sliced spring onions, sesame seeds, and a lime wedge on the side, serve pasta hot or cold.

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