How to cook veggie noodles

I present here how to cook Japanese veggie noodles, called the Shirataki miracle noodles, a plant-based with low calories.

Though it contains nutrients such as protein, high in fiber, and minerals,

It is almost entirely of water and glucomannan fiber with the low-carb diet, and a study shows that they can cause weight loss and improve health.

Shirataki Noodles made from the Japanese konjac yam, and (also known as devil’s tongue or elephant yam) that is good for the body.

These translucent, gelatinous noodles consist almost entirely of water and glucomannan fiber (a viscous, soluble dietary fiber), which means they are practically calorie-free.

Unlike other low-carb pasta like spaghetti squash or spiraled zucchini, Shirataki noodles take just a few minutes to prepare, straight out of the bag, wash it thoroughly. Shirataki noodles are chewy and feel incredibly similar to rice noodles. You can cook whatever menu you want them with, making these miracle noodles an excellent base for a variety of keto pasta or instead in soup or ingredients in a hotpot.

How to cook veggie noodles

Where to find Shirataki noodles

The Asian grocery store is your best bet for finding the Shirataki noodles. Whole Foods stores also reliably carry these ingredients. I’ve also seen more chain grocery stores starting to bring Asian ingredients, so it’s worth checking the “international” section at your local store before going on a quest for shirataki noodles. If you’re still not having any luck, both ingredients can be purchased online.

Online Sources for Shirataki noodles.

How to cook veggie noodles

Make two servings (You can find a related video here on the preparation of shirataki noodles – go over down, and you will find the video)

Ingredients

  • Shirataki noodles
  • Salt and pepper or your favorite sauce
  • Any vegetables of your taste

Instructions

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While noodling your veggies can make for delicious, nutrient-dense pasta, some days, you want the ease of tossing some noodles in a pan, ready to go. Shirataki noodles are about as easy as it gets.

You will likely notice an odd or fishy odor when you first open your package of shirataki noodles. Fear not, the noodles themselves are tasteless, and some quick but essential preparation work will take care of the odor:

  • The noodles come packaged in water, so first drain and rinse them thoroughly with clean water in a colander.
  • Start some water at a low boil, and toss the rinsed noodles in for just 2-3 minutes. Rinsing and boiling the noodles will take care of the fish smell and improve their consistency.
  • After that, dry roast the noodles in a pan with no oil for about a minute to heat off the extra water and give them more of a traditional pasta mouth-feel.
  • Toss them with the sauce and toppings of your choice. They’ll take on the flavor of whatever you mix with the menu. Then! They’re ready to go.

How it’s looks when garnished with healthy vegetables

how to cook shirataki noodles

Konjac Jam and it’s Nutritional Facts

Konjac yam

Shirataki noodles are the so-called Miracle Noodle they are from Konjac jam, it is entirely from water, and fiber from the konjac yam (plus a little lime to help the thread stay solid). This fiber is called glucomannan and is a soluble fiber that can help boost your digestion and curb hunger. Glucomannan is available as a health supplement and studies back its potent ability to curb hunger hormones, fuel good gut bacteria as a prebiotic, and keep you regular.

The Glucomannan fiber in shirataki noodles can also support weight loss and boost your cardiovascular health by improving cholesterol and blood sugar more balanced.

Related: Fiber for Fat-Burning and a Stronger Gut

Calories in shirataki noodles contain only fiber and water; they are virtually calorie-free, making them an excellent choice for most weight-loss diets. Depending on the brand, nutrition labels list between 10 to 20 calories per 100-gram serving (roughly 3 to 4 ounces).

However, this also means that shirataki noodles are pretty much nutrient-free as well (in fact, they’re about 97% water).

The nutrition content of shirataki noodle pasta depends mainly on your toppings, so be sure to supplement your dish with healthy fats, pastured meat, and plenty of veggies.

Carbs in shirataki noodles: A 3-ounce serving of shirataki noodles contains just 2 grams of total carbohydrates. Because these carbohydrates are fiber, which your body can’t digest, that means shirataki noodles have 0 net carbs per serving.

How it is a cook in Japan

Konjac or Konnyaku (as called in Japan), you may find in the traditional Japanese stew or hotpot called Oden, which is a robust, flavorful soup with boiled egg, a variety of fish cake, tofu, and konjac. It is vicious, a non-flavorful fiber that adds texture to the stew.

You can find this in markets with prepackaged Oden ingredients. Other than Oden, konjac is in sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, or nabe (hot pot), eaten as a delicacy in Chinese and Japanese food, substitute for noodles such as ramen and spaghetti, and even used in drinks and desserts and snacks such as jelly.

It is called Oden, the most popular hotpot menu on cold winters.

The konjac noodles or shirataki, as they call it, comes in three types: white or brown and tofu shirataki. They are naturally translucent, are low in calories, and is neutral tasting. In sukiyaki or Oden (Japanese hot pot accessible menu) where the soup itself is compelling and flavorful, the Konnyaku noodles or chunk adds texture and dimension to the soup as a healthy low-calorie additive. Although gelatinous, konjac can eat like regular noodles similar to glass noodles of the Chinese.

Konjac terms as a health fiber yam that has no calories and can help burn fat by making you feel full. The texture is firmer than jello and adds fiber to your palate. There is also no taste unless you eat konjac in a fruit form such as these konjac jelly snacks made in Japan. Generally, though, konjac in its pure form is low in flavor and salt and is boasted to help you feel full because it’s fiber fulfilling and adds in the digestions.

In the traditional Japanese Oden stew, nabe or shabu-shabu, and sukiyaki. Konjac can be bought in a block or even in a noodle format. Konjac bought in a thick chunk can be cut into pieces or, however, you like.

RECIPE NOTES:

When you first open your package of shirataki noodles, rinse them thoroughly with clean water in a colander to eradicate the odd odor.

Enjoy the health benefits of Shirataki noodles, It is Low-Carb, Gluten-free, and blood sugar-friendly, and most especially it helps from indigestion.

Finally!

I hope I was able to provide you a piece of information you are looking for, if you have any questions or concerns about this article, please feel free to let me know or leave comments for me, and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Lynn

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3 thoughts on “How to cook veggie noodles”

  1. Hey Lynn, I love Japanese food especially Sushi, can’t get enough of it.

    I find that whilst these dishes do look simple to make, it’s all in the preparation and cooking each ingredient in the right order.

    We attempt to cook Chinese food but it always seems to taste the same.

    I am going to bookmark your site and try a few recipes out and I’ll tell you how I get on.

    Thanks for sharing
    Mick

  2. Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for writing this article on Shirataki noodles. They sound like an excellent option for anybody on a keto diet.

    How well do they hold together in soup? Do they get soggy at all?

    Thanks,

    Michael

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