Sweet and Spicy Arugula Rice Noodles

Last week I spent a ton of money at the farmer’s market with no real plan. So then I had to come home and find recipes to go with all of the random ingredients I purchased. So now this week, I stuck with the left over random ingredients that need used up before they go bad and before I leave to go to my parents’ for my little brother’s wedding this weekend. It is times like these that I come up with some of my absolute favorite recipes. Armed with arugula, green onions and a desire for something sweet and spicy, I went to work.

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I went searching on the internet for ideas, and this is what I came up with. Due to allergies I took a few different recipes and modified what was in them. It was a quick, easy, and super delicious meal that left me feeling full, but not heavy. I hope you enjoy this as much I as I did! (I was even able to make it without too many interruptions from my four-month-old puppy)

Bayli (my adorable puppy, see below), event  thought is smelled delicious and wanted to get a bite. Thankfully I caught her just in time before she about ruined my meal. After I thoroughly enjoyed this I took Bayli on a nice long walk, and then ate a delicious gluten-free zucchini brownie. I guess that is what happens when you buy too much zucchini at the farmer’s market.

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Sweet and Spicy Arugula Rice Noodles
Recipe Type: Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Erica Smith
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Cook time:
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Serves: 2 Servings
Ingredients
  • 10 green onions diced (only use the white part)
  • 3 fl oz sweet chili sauce (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari (if gluten sensitive)
  • 2 sweet chicken sausages, diced (I used Trader Joe’s chicken apple sausage)
  • 1 cup zucchini, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 package (~2 cups cooked) rice noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups arugula, washed and dried
  • Cooking spray of choice
Instructions
  1. Put water on to boil for rice noodles in medium pot(read the directions on your specific rice noodles to find out how they want them cooked).
  2. In large pot spray with cooking spray of choice then on low heat brown the chicken sausage (make sure to check the package as some are not fully cooked).
  3. When the water is ready add rice noodles. While the rice noodles and chicken sausage are cooking, dice the zucchini and onions into small bites. I only used the white part of the onions. For the zucchini I sliced it then cut it into fourths.
  4. When the rice noodles are done put them in a strainer to dry.
  5. Remove the sausage form the heat
  6. Add soy sauce, minced garlic, green onion, zucchini, and sweet chili sauce in large pot. Place on low heat for 5-7 minutes or until onions and zucchini are soft.
  7. While that is simmering, cut the sausage into bite sized pieces and add.
  8. Once vegetables are soft, add the sausage and allow to simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
  9. Turn off heat but leave pot on stove and add rice noodles Stir allow rice noodles to separate and start to absorb flavor.
  10. Once the rice noodles have nicely separated add the arugula and stir fro approximately 1.5 minutes.
  11. Serve and Enjoy!
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