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BROWN RICE NOODLES WITH CHILLI SOY DRESSING

Just few ingredients, simple recipe but makes a delicious meal . This can be made in no time, if you have marinated tofu ready.  You can press and marinate the tofu a day ahead.   For this recipe I have used Brown rice noodles but you can use normal rice noodles as well.  You can get this noodles at any supermarket in Asian isle or Asian grocery store. Use pure sesame oil for this recipe.




Brown Rice Noodles with Chilli Soy Dressing 




Ingredients :

Rice Noodles - 1 1/2 cup cooked (Cook as per the instruction given in the packet.  I have used brown rice Noodles)
Firm Tofu - 1 packet 
Spring Onion - 2 stalk one for making the dressing another for garnishing.
Pure Sesame oil - 1 tsp (pure sesame oil works best)
Chilli Garlic sauce - 1 tbsp ( its according to your spice level)
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed..as both soy and chilli sauce both has the salt in it.

For Marinating Tofu :

Pure Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
Chilli Garlic sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

How to press the tofu :

Drain the tofu without water, tap with the kitchen towel.  Wrap the Tofu with using 3 to 5 kitchen towels (paper towel).  Keep it in a plate and keep one more plate on the top of wrapped Tofu.  Now keep a heavy weight on top of that plate.  For me Morter stone works best.  Let this sit for atleast 1 to 2 hrs.  All the moisture from the tofu will be absorbed by the kitchen towel. And you will be left with pressed tofu with no water in it.




Marinating the Tofu :

Cut the Tofu into 4 equal parts, both horizontally and vertically as shown in the pictures.  Whisk the marinating ingredients in a separate bowl . Brush them in the tofu on all sides.  Cover it and keep it aside for 2 hrs atleast.  Pressing and marinating the tofu can be done a day ahead.










Before serving :

1.  Heat the skillet, sear the Tofu on all sides until they are light brown in color.
2. Once it is done cut them into cubes.
3. Now slice 1 spring onion very finely.
4. To this add the sesame oil, chilli garlic sauce,Soy sauce and little salt. whisk it.
5. To this add the cooked Noodles give it a nice toss until everything is well blended.
6. Serve it with seared Tofu and slices of Cucumber.



The noodles need not be hot. This can be served in room temperature.

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (August 19, 2011 at 12:24 AM)  

Love noodles....this looks tempting and mouthwatering...wonderful presentation and fantastic clicks.

Reva  – (August 19, 2011 at 12:25 AM)  

What a yummy plateful:) Mildly seared tofu lends a lovely flavour and texture contrast to the soft thin noodles... Must have tasted heavenly:) Beautiful presentation as always ... Brown and teal colour combo is very attractive:) Truly wonderful
Reva

Sharmilee! :)  – (August 19, 2011 at 12:40 AM)  

Noodles looks very tempting Pavi...love the brown bg very much...lovely clicks

Prathibha  – (August 19, 2011 at 12:49 AM)  

I m drooling..looks delicious..:)
I too like marinated tofu,otherwise it does not add much taste to any dish

Bharathy  – (August 19, 2011 at 1:13 AM)  

Absolutely my kind of food! Lovely recipe, Pavi!!

Bharathy  – (August 19, 2011 at 1:22 AM)  

pavithra, why dont you give the link to your winning page announcement post, once clicked on your dmblgit badge?

La @ FoodSlice  – (August 19, 2011 at 1:24 AM)  

I love, love rice noodles and have all the ingredients for this in my kitchen except Tofu. I bought rice noodles a long time ago and they have just been sitting in the kitchen, maybe waiting for this recipe! Also love your chopsticks, the nice curves at the end.

Satrupa  – (August 19, 2011 at 2:09 AM)  

Delicious Noodle ...... Making me hungry :)

Suhaina  – (August 19, 2011 at 2:20 AM)  

oh wow what a colourful dish.. love all the beautiful clicks

Kurryleaves  – (August 19, 2011 at 4:11 AM)  

absolutely tempting...awesome clicks..

Sarah  – (August 19, 2011 at 4:29 AM)  

gorgeous dish! and fab clicks. i love ur brown and blue polka dotted table-cloth

Ramya Bala  – (August 19, 2011 at 6:10 AM)  

Hey pavi...looks awesome!!!beautiful clicks as usual...

Sanctified Spaces  – (August 19, 2011 at 6:48 AM)  

Absolutely stunning pics nice recipe.

jeyashrisuresh  – (August 19, 2011 at 7:59 AM)  

healthy and nutritious dish. amazing clicks as usual.

Premalatha Aravindhan  – (August 19, 2011 at 8:24 AM)  

wow i always love brown rice noodles...am the regular customer in a Chinese veg restaurant here...delicious version...

Prathima Rao  – (August 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM)  

Im so in love with this!!!! Love the dressing too...Looks so inviting!!!!
Prathima Rao
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Shanthi  – (August 19, 2011 at 8:51 AM)  

Yummy and is gorgeous as ever

Mina Joshi  – (August 19, 2011 at 9:14 AM)  

Great recipe with the most wonderful photographs. I love the chopsticks!

Soma  – (August 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM)  

an awesome recipe with my favorite ingredients! love the flavor of sesame oil how i wish I could have this one for lunch. Looks immensely good.

RAKS KITCHEN  – (August 19, 2011 at 10:04 AM)  

Wonderful post,totally loved your clicks :)

San  – (August 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM)  

What an inviting dish which is making me real hungry pavi. Lovely dressing too.

Sayantani  – (August 19, 2011 at 10:22 AM)  

beautiful recipe. not fussy but beautiful flavours. looks perfect for a light lunch.

Shanavi  – (August 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM)  

I've always loved ur photography and today also u marked the level..Top class !!! Would love to c some photography post from u soon.....

Rama  – (August 19, 2011 at 1:12 PM)  

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I want to eat this now itself. This is so inviting and great comfort food. Love the mind blowing pics and awesome dish. You are a creative and talented person.

Sobha Shyam  – (August 19, 2011 at 1:54 PM)  

wow, this looks awesome..feel like having some..wonderful clicks..

aipi  – (August 19, 2011 at 2:59 PM)  

Absolutely wonderful ~ something I can eat on regular basis!
USMasala

Priya  – (August 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM)  

Wonderful platter, seriously i can have this marvellous noodles with those fabulous tofu bites anytime..

Archana  – (August 20, 2011 at 6:30 AM)  

Great dish! we will all love it.Lovely lovely pictures!

divya  – (August 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM)  

oh wow what a colourful dish.. love all the beautiful clicks

schmetterlingwords  – (August 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM)  

What a lovely plate of noodles... The Tofu slices look very pretty too... Beautifully presented :)

Deepti  – (August 21, 2011 at 12:05 AM)  

Simply tempting Clicks...

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Kalyan  – (August 21, 2011 at 2:33 AM)  

This one looks so fresh, yummy and easy to make...can't wait to taste it!

Gopika Ram  – (August 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM)  

Amazing space you have got here and awesome pics :D I love the way you presented the dish too :D And love the combo.. looks yumm :D

Plateful  – (August 22, 2011 at 4:23 AM)  

The pictures look life-size and is popping out of the screen. Beautiful shots and recipe, as always!

Shri  – (August 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM)  

Love those noodles..The pictures are gorgeous!

kankana  – (August 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM)  

That is a delicious looking plate. I never made rice noodle at home but should definitely give a try .

tigerfish  – (October 3, 2011 at 10:43 PM)  

I need to look out for brown rice noodles in the grocery stores.

Ali  – (October 4, 2011 at 1:57 AM)  

What a dish... so delicious!! am off to catch up on my chopsticks classes (i don't know how to use them) then I make your great appealing rice noodles :)

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