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Orange Sesame Noodles

vegan gluten free orange sesame noodles

This simple dish of Asian noodles (contributed by Allyson Kramer of Manifest Vegan — a great site featuring lots of gluten-free vegan recipes) ia a nice accompaniment to a larger dinner, or alone as a light lunch. Try them with a gingery tofu dish and a cucumber salad. Allyson is the author of the forthcoming Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats*. Photo by Allyson Kramer.

Makes: About 8 servings as a side dish; 4 as a main dish

Marinade for carrots:

  • 1 teaspoon gluten free tamari or soy sauce (I used light)
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 teaspoons brown rice syrup or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 medium carrots, julienned
  • 6.5 ounces very thin rice noodles (rice sticks/ rice vermicelli;
    or substitute bean thread noodles)

Sauce for noodles:

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons gluten free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup or agave
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons black roasted sesame seeds

In a small bowl combine tamari, orange zest, orange juice, grated ginger, brown rice syrup, cloves, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Stir until well mixed.

Combine with with julienned carrots in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until just a small amount of liquid remains.

In the meantime, cook noodles as directed on package; then drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in carrots and remaining liquid with rice noodles.

In a small bowl, mix together tamari, sesame oil, brown rice syrup, rice vinegar, and water. Toss with cooked noodles until thoroughly coated. Add more tamari, and/or any of the other flavorings such as agave, to your liking.

Toss in the black sesame seeds until evenly distributed. Serve hot or cold.

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  • Reply
    June 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I love this recipe. I make raw zucchini noodles to use and my kids love it!! I also like to add crushed red pepper flakes to both sauces.

  • Reply
    Lieza Allen
    December 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

    This was pretty darned good – I made it thinking my teenager would especially like it. It was fairly simple and yummy. I will make this again for sure. The teenager liked it – we had friends over and everyone cleaned his/her plate.

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