Don't let the longer ingredient list scare you off, it's mostly quick-to-measure items like vinegar, oil, and fish sauce that require no prep. In fact, the noodle bowl comes together in about 30 minutes.

Kathy Gunst
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • For dressing: In a screw-top jar combine fish sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, finely chopped ginger, jalapeno, green onion, and chopped basil.

  • Bring a pot of water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add noodles. Let stand 5 minutes or according to package directions until softened. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain again.

  • Heat a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high 1 minute. Add oil; heat 10 seconds. Add chopped ginger; cook and stir 10 seconds. Add vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

  • Divide noodles, vegetables, and romaine among six bowls. Drizzle with dressing. Top with herb leaves. Serve with peanuts and lime wedges. Makes 6 servings.


To make ahead, soak noodles and store up to one day, covered, in 1/4 cup cold water to keep noodles from sticking. Drain and prepare as directed.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; 3 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1292 mg sodium. 281 mg potassium; 43 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 5255 IU vitamin a; 53 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 49 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 41 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;