Rice Macaroni Noodles

Happy National Noodle Day everyone!  Aren’t food holidays hilarious?  I mean, really, who needs a noodle day?  Every day is noodle day for me!  But it is a good intro to a planned post I had archived for MoFo.  And I’m not willing to be the one to bash a food holiday.  Anything that celebrates the preparation and pleasure of cooking is a’ok in my book.

Like pretty much everyone else on the planet (although I did meet someone once who hated noodles), I adore noodles. They’re just so easy to cook up and with the various sauces and veggies and goodness you can mix into them, they’re on of the most versatile ingredients. Out of all the noodles, I’m a huge fan of rice noodles. Ever since I figured out how to cook them properly I’ve been eating them as much as I can (which always depends on my proximity to an Asian market). Fortunately (unfortunately?) I live fairly close to one (or five) here in Roanoke, so I can keep my fix. Generally I find that rice noodles come in the various regular forms–vermicelli, wide, and thin–but the other day I came across a new kind: rice macaroni noodles. Oh my cuteness! I had to buy them.

The rice macaroni noodles cooked up easily enough–just throw them in boiling water and wait till they’re cooked through–and tasted delicious with Vegan Yum Yum’s Hurry Up Alfredo sauce. With some local purple broccoli and salty, delicious capers thrown in, the meal was perfectly satisfying, not to mention quick and easy–and inadvertently gluten-free too!

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19 Responses to “Rice Macaroni Noodles”
  1. renae says:

    I’ve never seen rice macaroni – that’s awesome! And you’re right: every day is Noodle Day. I’ll join in the celebration today though.

  2. laura says:

    have you ever seen the ones that are tubes like macaroni, but are long like spaghetti? i think i get them at either buford hwy farmer’s market or atlanta farmer’s market at fiesta plaza. they’re worth looking for. they feel fun in your mouth. [sitting back and awaiting the inevitable "that's what she said"]

  3. Is it really noodle day? If it is then that is well coincimental ‘cos I had noodles for dinner! I also bought some rice macaroni the other day – we are like food doppelgangers or something! :)

  4. I adore noodles too! What’s not to love? They are absolutely great with everything. Noodles for the pool/ocean are fun too!

  5. lazysmurf says:

    I can’t believe it is noodle day and I wasn’t informed!

  6. Jain says:

    Jes, thank you for your note at my blog, I appreciate it.
    We’re reluctant to leave the place during seasonal changes – it’s bad to miss the first frost or wildflower or snowstorm!

  7. Sophie says:

    oooh wow what a great find!!

  8. chow vegan says:

    I haven’t seen the rice macaroni before, I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at the store. Beautiful photo, it looks so delicious! :-)

  9. tahinitoo says:

    Noodle Day!!!! That’s the best holiday ever! I wish my office would have rewarded me with the day off or at least double-pay…

    Your dinner looks incredibly yummy (greta photo too!). Hopefully those noodles are available in Portland because I’m jealous.

  10. Melisser says:

    Call me crazy, but I’m not a big noodle person. I certainly don’t hate them, I just don’t reach for them 1st!

  11. Yay for gluten free goodness! These noodles look very yummy, I’d love to give them a try.

  12. jessy says:

    food holidays make me chuckle, too. they’re so random – i love it!

    squeeeeeeeeeeee! your bowl o’ noodles looks so fun, Jes – i’ve gotta try veganyumyum’s alfredo sauce, too. how did i miss that one?!

    hooray for a visit to richmond! ipanema (www.ipanemaveg.com) has brunch on sundays. dan & i went when they first started and it was pretty darn good. crossroads coffee & ice cream generally has a great selection of vegan brunch, breakfast, lunch ‘n dinner items, too (last time i checked all of their sides were vegan). they’re open all throughout the week. there are (2) locations, the one on morris street (in the heart of the fan) has more foodz to choose from (and be sure to check out their specials boards if you go). (http://www.crossroadsrva.com/menu.php). 821 bakery cafe is pretty delish (http://821caferva.com/821caferva/HOME.html) and so is aziza’s on main (if you’re looking to get your lebanese fix. i had the best veggie sammie of my life there. seriously.): (http://www.styleweekly.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=25315B8B87254E0485888A201E966C39)

  13. fortheloveofguava says:

    WOW Jes… that looks amazing!

  14. jessy says:

    p.s. – i got all excited about the brunch yummies that i forgot to tell ya – “the nile” = glorious vegan ethiopean (and all the vegan dishes, including the injera are gluten-free) – and “edo’s squid” rocks italian like you wouldn’t believe. just tell them you’re vegan and ask them what they can hook you up with (their pasta ‘n bread is vegan, they have a rock’n lentil soup & a cabbage appetizer that i adore – and a few more things too, methinks. they also have plenty for a gluten-free omni to choose from, too!).

  15. Barbara says:

    Yay for noodles every day! Your dish looks divine, Jes.

  16. BitterSweet says:

    I’m still very skeptical of gluten-free pasta after having a number of bad experiences, but I’m excited to hear that things might actually be improving on that front. Perhaps it’s time I give it another try… This definitely looks delicious, at least!

  17. Sarah says:

    I have some of these in my cupboard – been meaning to try them. Got to get on that….

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