15-minute Stir-fried Shrimp Shirataki Noodles – Japanese style shirataki noodles are stir-fried with veggies and shrimp to give you that delicious stir-fried noodles look and taste alike but so much healthier and low in carb.
I learned about shirataki noodles after I moved to Minnesota 8 years ago. This noodle look alike shirataki is my favorite substitute for traditional wheat noodles. It looks like noodles and has that chewy bouncy texture that almost feels like noodles.
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WHAT IS SHIRATAKI NOODLES?
Shirataki is originated in Japan. It is made of Konjac Yam or also knowns as konnyaku, elephant yam. and extruded through small holes to give that long strand of noodle appearance. Konnyaku is consumed widely in Japan. They look like a gel cake and comes in white and grayish black color.
WHY IS SHIRATAKI IS PERFECT FOR LOW CARB MEAL?
Konjac/Konnyaku mainly consist of soluble fiber and water and has no taste or flavor on its own, which is why it is perfect for a low carb meal
HOW TO PREPARE SHIRATAKI NOODLES?
Generally, the shirataki noodles are packed in liquid to prolong shelf life. This liquid needs to be drained and then depending on the brand, some just require a brief rinsing and some may require a brief parboiling to get rid of the mild odor. The odor really isn’t bad though if you ask me, especially after rinsing and you definitely won’t taste it after cooking. At least not this brand that I purchased (not sponsored)
WHAT CAN I USE SHIRATAKI NOODLES FOR?
Shirataki is available in thin (spaghetti, angel hari) and thick (fettuccine) cut at Asian grocery store or specialty store. Either one is perfect for noodle soup, stir-fried, or as a substitute for pasta.
HOW TO MAKE STIR-FRIED SHIRATAKI SHRIMP NOODLES IN A NUTSHELL
1. Drain the liquid off shirataki noodles and give a quick rinse
2. Preheat a wok/skillet with cooking oil and cook the aromatics
3. Cook the veggies
4. Cook the shrimp briefly
5. Add shirataki noodles and seasoning. Give a quick stir
6. Ready to serve
15-minute Stir-fried Shrimp Shirataki Noodles
- 1 stalk green onion separate green and white, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
Drain the water of the shirataki noodles. Rinse it briefly with cold water and set aside
Preheat a medium or large pan with cooking oil. Add white part of green onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir fry for about 1 minute. Add shredded cabbage and stir fry for about 2 minutes. Pour in 1/4 cup hot water and cook further to let the cabbage wilt. Add carrots, stir fry for another 30 seconds
Add shrimp and stir fry until the shrimp turn pink. Add shirtaki noodles. Pour in the seasonings and stir fry to mix everything. Have a taste. Add more soy sauce if needed. Garnish with the green part of sliced green onions. Serve immediately