What to do with shirataki noodles

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Shiratiki noodles are a traditional Japanese food  made from a yam, and are enjoying a new popularity here because they’re not actually digestible, so they have no calories, no carbs, and are gluten free.  The same product, ground and put into capsules, is sold as glucomannan where it its ability to expand quite a bit in your stomach helps somewhat with hunger pangs between meals.

You may have tried to use them as regular pasta and been pretty underwhelmed;  straight out of the bag they are gelatinous and the water they’re packed in smells like fish water — and they’re not very good in tomato sauce, for whatever reason.  But once you drain them and add them to a Japanese stir fry, they’re not bad at all, and pass very well for regular noodles without any caloric or carb load at all.

Just cut up some oriental vegetables, whatever you can find fresh at the store, maybe add some broccoli, carrot green beans, and/or cabbage, whatever you have on hand, and stir fry them quickly in a small amount of oil.  Now add whatever sauce you’re using, and the rinsed noodles, and finish cooking by stir frying some more.  You can add some cooked protein, garlic, oriental seasonings, again whatever you have.  Eat as is or turn it into soup by adding some broth.  It’s plenty good.

Additional recipes in the related articles below.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for the link


  2. nice article. I’ve switched to a Master Cleanse (aka: lemonade diet) nutrition program — which among other things means no solid food — but my Mom needs help on her weight-loss/healing journey. I did not know about these shirataki noodles until reading this. I think this may be something that will help her eating program, and I think they were demoing these as “miracle noodles” in Whole Foods the other day. Thanks for writing about it.


  3. Reblogged this on Raw Life Wizard … – One man's journey of natural healing, spirituality, and raw food juicing. and commented:
    I do not recommend for or against these noodles because I don’t know enough about them, however they are new to my world of nutrition knowledge so I’m sharing this article in case others may find this information helpful on their healing/wellness journey 🙂


  4. Thanks for share !!


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