Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yam Noodles

Posted by PicasaI have written about Shiritaki noodles already, and these are similar, but they are made with yam flour and no tofu. They come in white or "black", although black is really brown as you see here above.
I didn't notice much difference in taste or texture and bought these because they were a bit thicker and I wanted some variety.
I was looking for a low to no carb meal and a quick one, so I made some chicken soup and it was good, not stellar but filled me up on a cold rainy day.

1 package yam or shiritaki noodles
4 ounces cooked ground chicken
2 cups Chicken broth
I  chose the ground chicken because I had it in the freezer and wanted to use it up. Cooked, cubed chicken would be just fine. I used chicken broth in a box, but homemade would be best, I don't always have homemade in my freezer though. Any kind of cooked vegetable would be great thrown in, but like I said, I was really, really hungry and needed food fast.
End result:
I will make it again, but allow myself a little time so I can add some more ingredients. Chopped green onion, slivered jalapenos and basil, maybe some sliced carrots, almost anything and it will become almost pho-like.
What was the breakdown?
Calories: 190
Protein: 27 grams
Fat:8 grams
Carbs: 7 grams
Basically the noodles are free food, hardly any calories or carbs...
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  1. Well, although I cannot find shiritaki pasta here in Barcelona, I have found yam noodles, but they are very expensive: $3.50 for a package the size of the one in your photo up above. How much do you pay there?

  2. $1.29 to $1.99 depending on the brand. Sorry kiddo!

  3. OK, Kristy; I've had this shirataki pasta in my cupboard for a couple months now, and I am determined to finally use it. But I'm a bit worried about doing so, as I'm afraid I might end up making something tasteless, or worse. Now that you've gathered some experience with it, can you tell me which is your favorite recipe including shirataki noodles? Thanks!