This is barely a recipe but I wanted to jot it down so I remember for next time, should I unexpectedly run out of food (again). And maybe this has happened to you too…
This is my go-to dinner when the fridge is empty and I am too tired to go to the store.
It’s very basic, made in a jiffy and good to have on hand just in case.
It does require some pantry items which I hope you have, like chili paste, rice noodles, soy sauce, miso etc…any veggies laying around in the back of your fridge will do.
- 2 cups water
- 4 eggs (or any other protein you may have)
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 small/medium onion, peeled and chopped fine
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
- 1 tsp. ginger, peeled, grated
- 1.5 tbsp. soy sauce , more to taste
- 2 tbsp. miso paste (I used white)
- 2 tsp. Mae Pranom Thai chili paste (contains shrimp+tamarind)
- 200 gr/7 oz. thick rice noodles
- chili flakes
- cilantro if you have it, which I didn’t…
- 1 cup Broccoli florets or any other veggies
- Lao gan ma crispy chili oil for drizzling on top. (The best chili oil in the history of mankind.)
- 1 tsp. Sesame oil for serving
Heat a large pan or pot with a medium high rim, you’re cooking everything in here so you need the room for stock etc…
Put the kettle on for 2 cups of boiling water.
Place 2 to 4 eggs depending on appetite in a small pan cover with cold water, place on stove and bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and peel, set aside. Meanwhile…
Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil to medium heat,
Add 1 small finely chopped onion, 3 minced garlic and one teaspoon minced ginger.
Cook for 4 minutes, add 2 tbsp. Miso paste, 2 teaspoons shrimp chili paste and a pinch of chili flakes.
Add 2 cup of boiling water, add the rice noodles* and the broccoli, cook for 4 minutes on low heat. Turn off the heat and add some sesame oil.
Season with soy sauce.
Divide into two bowls, add boiled eggs cut in half and drizzle with crispy chili oil. If you have it, use cilantro, sesame seeds, chives or any other toppings you may have lying around. Enjoy!