2 gal. water
1 lb. package rice sticks (available at Asian markets)
4 Tbsp. canola oil
8 oz. faux “shrimp” and 8 oz. diced faux “chicken”
or 1 lb. extra firm tofu pressed dry, diced
1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
1 cup cabbage, julienned
1/2 cup carrots, julienned
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup Singapore Sauce
1 bunch scallions (just the green part), cut into 2-in. pieces 1/4 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped 1 tsp. sesame oil 1/3 cup fried shallots (optional, available at Asian markets) 1 lime, quartered
• Bring water to a rolling boil.
• Place rice sticks into boiling water for 2 minutes (just until soft), then drain into a colander. Immediately rinse under hot water for 1 minute. Drain well (the noodles should still be slightly warm). Toss with 2 Tbsp. of oil and set aside.
• In a hot wok stir-fry faux “shrimp” and faux “chicken” or tofu with 2 Tbsp. of oil until just done (approximately 2 minutes). Add garlic, cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add rice stick noodles and stir-fry for one minute. Add Singapore Sauce and stir-fry until all ingredients are well mixed (approximately 2 minutes). Add scallions, cilantro, and sesame oil and toss briefly. Sprinkle with fried shallots, then garnish with a lime wedge.