Archive | Noodles & Rice

Delicious Crispy Noodle with Stir-Fried Beef, Shrimp and Vegetables/Bird's Nest Crispy Noodle | recipe from runawayrice.com

Crispy Noodle and Beef Stir-Fry (Mi Xao Gion/Don)

In this scrumptious dish, thin egg noodles are transformed into crispy golden nests, piled high with savory stir-fried beef, shrimp and crunchy vegetables and then topped with a light gravy. The combination of crispy noodle and savory stir-fry is full of flavor, texture and simply mouth-watering. This dish is a restaurant favorite because it seems too complicated to make but that’s just not the case. […]

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Sticky Rice Coated with Mung Bean--easy recipe with how-to video | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice Coated with Mung Bean (Xoi Vo)

This classic recipe for Sticky Rice Coated with Mung Bean (Xoi Vo) is a guaranteed winner! What is better than enjoying plump grains of sweet rice infused with rich coconut milk, coated with ground mung bean and then steamed to a perfectly chewy and delicious texture?

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Instant Pot Pho Ga / Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup - Authentic and Easy Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pho Ga / Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup – Instant Pot Recipe

This easy recipe for Instant Pot Pho Ga will have you enjoying this flavorful and hearty Vietnamese Chicken Noodle soup in less than half the cooking time of the traditional recipe. Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup has become so mainstream it’s recognized by its Vietnamese name “Pho Ga” name rather than its translated name. What is […]

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For the seafood lover--this noodle salad is absolutely delish!

Glass Noodle Salad with Seafood (Goi Mien Tron Hai San)

Nothing is better on a hot summer day than having a cool meal to chase away the heat.  Abundant noodles with a medley of vegetables and seafood in a light dressing makes this dish super scrumptious and refreshing.  This noodle salad is so easy to toss together and can be served as a main meal or appetizer.  If you […]

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A vegetarian version of a Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef, this is meat-free and full of flavor. | recipe from runawayrice.com | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemongrass Tofu and Rice Noodles (Bun Dau Hu Xao)

One of my all-time favorite dishes is Lemongrass Beef and Rice Noodles.  It is so refreshingly light and flavorful with the aromatic lemongrass, fresh greens and herbs and springy noodles.  When I decided to focus more on a vegetarian diet, this was one of the first dishes I revamped by substituting the beef for tofu.  Believe me, you won’t […]

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A hearty and scrumptious soup that is so simple, you'll want this for your Top 10 easy meals.

Thick Noodles and Fish Cake Soup (Banh Canh Cha Ca)

When you think about making homemade noodles, you probably think about passing dough through a pasta press machine and expending hours of effort just to make a small batch of noodles.  Undoubtedly, fresh noodles are amazing. This recipe for Thick Noodles is completely different and much simpler.  It doesn’t require a lot of equipment, just a potato ricer.  If you […]

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This dish can be enjoyed hot or cold. Simply delicious!

Baked Bean Thread Noodles with Crab (Mien Xao Cua Dut Lo)

If you enjoy baked dishes, you’ll love this week’s recipe which I call a Vietnamese casserole.  I wish more recipes were this simple–we lightly stir-fry some vegetables with crab meat, add in the noodles, seasoned chicken stock and then bake.  Everything comes out piping hot, perfectly cooked and so delicious.  The noodles are substantial enough that they can be served as a main dish.  Without a doubt […]

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Savory Sticky Rice (Xoi Man) - Easy, Rice Cooker Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Savory Sticky Rice (Xoi Man)

This is my shortcut recipe for Savory Sticky Rice also called Sticky Rice with Egg, Chinese Sausage, Shrimp, and Chicken.  I call this dish Asian jambalaya because it’s a smattering of different ingredients but, put together, it is deliciously harmonious and satisfying.  The traditional way of cooking the sticky rice is in a steamer.  My shortcut method is to use a […]

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Stir Fried Egg Noodles

Stir-Fried Egg Noodles (Mi Xao Mem)

This scrumptious dish with abundant egg noodles, vegetables and roast pork is my go-to-dish when there’s a potluck at work, a gathering of girlfriends for good food and gossip or an easy buffet-style dinner with family and friends.  I find this dish to be universally appealing even with pickiest or less than adventurous eaters.  I think it’s because everyone loves noodles!  I […]

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Grilled Shrimp (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Grilled Shrimp, Egg Rolls and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Savory lemongrass grilled shrimp, crispy egg rolls on mounds of springy rice vermicelli and fresh greens–This is a favorite dish among those dining out mainly because it’s perceived as complicated with all of the different ingredients.  Yes, this dish requires a lot of ingredients and component recipes but it’s truly simple and consists of some very basic Viet recipes:  Rice Vermicelli, […]

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