Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Low Carb Noodles

I saw these noodles advertised in the Sunday paper. Until now the only way to buy this kind of  noodles (made from konjac, a Japanese root) was from overseas (Miracle Noodles) or in an Asian food store (shirataki noodles). They are now available in the health food section of Woolworths, as Slim Pasta (Angel Hair).



Last night I decided to have a go at cooking with them. First you have to drain and rinse them, then soak them in hot water for one minute.




They swell up a bit after soaking in the hot water. Drain, then toss into your dish.


Bon appetite!


I found the noodles to be quite flavourless on their own, so you’d definitely want to eat them in something, rather than underneath or on the side of  a dish as you would with rice.

They are low carb, but because of the properties of the konjac, they swell slightly in your stomach, so I felt quite satisfied after the meal, even though there was no rice.

We’ve tried a few different gluten-free noodles and these ones are pretty good. Rob said he’d happily have them again.


Liz@LastChanceTraining said...

Haven't tried them - they don't appeal but you make them look pretty good, so maybe it's time to reconsider!

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Liz!

Sandra said...

Whenever we try something new, if Hubby says he'd happily have it again it's a good sign, so it sounds like they were a hit in your household. Love the 8 calories per serve!

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Sandra, yep, looks like I'll be buying them again! Cheers, C