spicy thai rice noodles

when i left work the other night i fully intended on making these noodles right here.. they sounded amazing and i could not wait to get home and make them.. well when i got home i realized i didn't have scallions, linguine pasta nor did i have peanuts.. there went several key ingredients.. so I improvised and used what i had and it turned out delicious!! we all agreed it was a good. so it will making a repeat in our house.. don't be afraid if you don't have the ingredients.. improvise.. you may create something better than the original.. there are no set rules.. well at least there aren't here..

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes
servings: 4


1 box rice noodles, cooked to package directions (we LOVE rice noodles..)
1 tbls. crushed red pepper
1/4 cup veggie oil
1/2 cup sesame oil
4 tbls. honey
4 tbls. low sodium soy
1 cup chopped sugar snap peas
1/4 cup chopped cashews
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped cilantro


heat both oils in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat..add crushed red pepper cook for about 3-4 minutes.. strain out crushed pepper and reserve your chili oil..

take a 1/4 cup of  chili oil (keep the rest for another use.. i now make it a few times a month and just keep it on hand..) and whisk with honey and soy sauce until well combined and set aside..

cook noodles according to package directions.. (rewad rice noodles package carefully you don't actually boil them.. like regular pasta..) couple turns around the wok with your chili oil, honey and soy sauce mixture over medium heat..heat for about a minute.. add noodles.. stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.. add sugar snap peas.. stir fry again for another 2-3 minutes..

add carrots and stir fry again.. cook until tender about 4-6 minutes.. turn heat to low add cilantro and cashews and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes then serve.. i served mine with sweet and spicy pork tenderloin, recipe coming up this week.. all in all it was really tasty .. we enjoyed it and will be making again..maybe next time with the original ingredients called for or maybe not *wink*..


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