How to Make a Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

by Karin Siöö

A very fresh and rather light dish perfect for a Friday evening. If you enjoy flavors such as ginger, sesame and chili this is a real treat!


  • 200 Grams Rice noodles
  • 5 Spring onions
  • 1 Gem salad (1 head)
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 250 Grams Soybeans
  • Dressing:
  • 1 Red chili
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Concentrated apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 50 Milliliters Japanese soy
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice vinegar
  • Serve with:
  • 500 Grams Prawns
  • 75 Grams Salted cashew nuts
  • Chopped cilantro or flat parsley (a handfull)
  • 1 Lime
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    If you wish to prepare the dish and eat it later you can do that until step 13.

    Step 2

    Chop the chili and place in a small bowl.

    Step 3

    Add grated garlic..

    Step 4 well as grated ginger.

    Step 5

    Add concentrated apple juice and rice vinegar.

    Step 6

    Also add sesame oil and Japanese soy.

    Step 7

    Stir and add sugar.

    Step 8

    Stir again and set aside.

    Step 9

    Chop cucumber and spring onions..

    Step 10 well as salad and flat parsley or cilantro.

    Step 11

    Also chop the cashew nuts.

    Step 12

    Peel the prawns once thawed (these are pre-cooked).

    Step 13

    Boil the noodles according to the instructions. Rinse in cold water.

    Step 14

    Mix in the dressing..

    Step 15

    ..add the cucumber and spring onions.

    Step 16

    Also add the salad and the soy beans (I skipped them).

    Step 17

    Stir and make sure the dressing is well mixed with rest of the ingredients.

    Step 18

    Now assemble the prawns, chopped cashews and the flat parsley (or cilantro). Begin with the noodle salad, then add prawns, cashews and flat parsley.

    Step 19

    Like so. Serve the lime to the salad.

    Step 20

    Thsi salad is best enjoyed either with a beer suitable for Asian flavors such as Estrella Damm from Spain or a white wine, such as the Bicycleta Cono Sur (Gewurztraminer) from Chile.