Rice Cake Noodles with Chinese Greens & Pork Recipe

This Rice Cake Noodles with Chinese Greens & Pork Recipe is a traditional Chinese noodle dish that is usually served during the Chinese New Year.  The noodles are called “Rice Ovalettes” and are one of the most unique noodles I’ve seen.  Made of rice, they are hard when cold and soft and chewy when warm.  This is one of my favorite dishes and I hope you will try it and enjoy it too.

Rice Cake Noodles with Chinese Greens & Pork Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Rice Ovalettes
  • 3/4 cup Marinated Pork
  • 1.5Tbl Sesame Oil
  • 5 cups Mixed Chinese Leafy Greens (Any combination of Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Mustard Greens, etc)
  • 1/2 bunch Green Onions
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Lo Mein Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth

VEGAN OPTION: Omit the pork, skip the second step, substitute water for chicken broth and substitute vegetarian hoisin sauce for the lo mein sauce (Lo mein sauce has oysters and chicken base in it).

GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: You will need to purchase gluten-free soy sauce. The Lo Mein sauce listed is gluten-free and is a delicious sauce that is very versatile.

Instructions:

Step 1:

In large colander, rinse the rice ovalettes and separate them so they aren’t sticking together.  Chop vegetables and set aside

Step 2:

In large sauté pan or wok, heat pan and add 1 Tbl Sesame Oil.  Add meat and cook until pork is fully cooked.  Remove from pan.

Step 3:

Add 1/2 Tbl Sesame Oil and all the vegetables to pan and cook until about 1/2 in size.

Step 4:

Add meat, rice ovalettes, soy sauce, lo mien sauce and chicken broth.  Cook on high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.  There will be a nice sauce remaining.  Remove from heat and serve as a meal or as a side dish.

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