Peanutty Perfection Noodles

Peanutty Perfection Noodles
SERVES 4 TO 6
This recipe courtesy of Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli:  "This is my favorite recipe in the book. Super creamy, slightly sweet, and subtly spicy—noodle nirvana."

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound brown rice noodles
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup peanut butter, chunky or creamy
  • 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup peanuts, roughly chopped, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of  heavily salted water to a boil. Add brown rice noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Return noodles to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining coconut milk, water, maple syrup, soy sauce, peanut butter, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Let cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until sauce comes together and thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in lime juice and sesame oil.
  4. Toss hot noodles with the sauce, scallions, and carrots.
  5. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro and serve. Any leftovers can be served warm or cold the next day for a delicious lunch.

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