Tofu Shirataki Noodles ~ Review & Recipe

I received some coupons in the mail to try out House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles and Tofu.  While I had coupons for both the noodles and tofu,  I could only find the noodles at our local Safeway.  I found them in the refrigerated vegetarian section.  Here they are…photo 3At first I thought “Noodles, in a bag!?!? What the h-?” But after further research on their products and many rave reviews later, I came to realize that these noodles are a great low-carb way to get your noodle fix!  Check out the nutritional info…shirataki nutritional infoShirataki noodles are made by blending the flour of the Konnyaku – a member of the Asian yam family and tofu. They come in a number of noodle shapes, such as angel-hair, spaghetti, fettuccine, and macaroni.  They are very easy to prepare and can be eaten right out of the bag. You just give it a rinse and that’s about it!

Here are some other facts about House Foods tofu and tofu shirataki noodles:

  • Made from 100% US soybeans
  • Non-GMO verified
  • Gluten-free certified
  • Kosher certified
  • Cholesterol free, with virtually no unsaturated fats
  • Rich in minerals (calcium and iron)
  • Easy to prepare
  • Tasty in a wide variety of dishes (including: sweet, spicy, savory, sour)
  • Inexpensive

Now, onto the recipe!  I was trying to think of an Asian inspired stir-fry dish and remembered I had some shrimp and edamame in the freezer.  I tossed those with the noodles, some green onions and sauce.  Quick and easy!!!  It also has 25g of protein per serving, how you doin’?!photo 2

Makes 2 Servings

1 bag (8 oz) of Shiritaki tofu noodles, rinsed
4.5 oz shelled edamamde beans
2 green onions, diced
100g cooked shrimp
1 Tbsp sesame seeds for garnish
Olive oil for drizzling

Sauce
3 Tbsp lime juice, approx juice of one lime
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1-2 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 clove of garlic, minced

To prepare the noodles, remove from bag, add to a strainer and rinse well with water.  The noodles have a mild fish smell, but once you rinse it with water it goes away.  To make the sauce, simply whisk together all the ingredients, set aside.  On medium heat, in a frying pan or wok, drizzle some olive oil and add the shrimp.  Prepare edamame according to package directions, then add to the frying pan.  Stir-fry  for 2 minutes.  Add the noodles and sauce to the frying pan, stir-fry again for 2-3 minutes.  Add the green onions and sesame seeds and fry for 1-2 minutes.  Dish up into 2 bowls and enjoy!!photo 4
Nutritional Info per serving
238 Calories, 24g Carbs, 6g Fat, 25g Protein, 906mg Sodium, 11g Sugar
Please note, the noodles are very low-carb; the carbs in this dish mostly come from the edamame beans and honey.

3 Comments

  • Laura September 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Sounds easy enough — which is a YES in my book. Looks like a pretty dish too! Would you buy/make them again?

    Reply
    • thehappyhealthfreak September 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      I would! They were good in a stir fry dish but I don’t think they would be a good sub for pasta dishes. They’re quite slippery and the sauce would not sick. But this dish was good and it would even be nice in a cold salad.

      Reply
      • Laura September 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        Ah, interesting! Thanks 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your wknd!

        Reply

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