Pansit: Filipino Rice Noodles

Pansit is a delicious Filipino rice noodle dish that I learned from my friend Rob Aguilla’s mother – who always made the most amazing Filipino food. This is a really healthy recipe with tons of  vegetables and meats in it. You can easily skip the meats to make this dish vegetarian altogether. I love to top my Pansit off with crushed peanuts and some cayenne pepper.



PANSIT

2 Tbs. oil

1 tsp. minced garlic

3 cups thin asian rice noodles ( wash noodles and set aside)

1⁄2 cup sliced onion

6 medium shrimps, peeled in halves length wise

1⁄2 c  chicken meat diced

1⁄2 c  ham cut in strip

2 Tbs. soy sauce

1⁄2 c  shrimp juice

1 c   green cabbage shredded

1⁄2 c   string beans (julienne cut)

1⁄2 c   carrot (julienne cut)

1-2 stalks celery (diagonally diced)

1 Tbs. finely cut green onion

1 cup vegetable or chicken stock

Salt & pepper to taste

1 lemon (sliced) for garnish


METHOD:

  • Heat wok.
  • Add oil and sauté onion and garlic until fragrant.

  • Add chicken and shrimp.
  • Toss to mix to precook chicken and shrimp.
  • Add soy sauce, string  beans, carrots, diced celery and green cabbage.
  • Add salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste.
  • Remove meat and veggie’s and put them in big bowl.
  • Set aside.  Keep warm.  Retain sauce in the wok.
  • Add one cup of stock to the sauce.

  • Let it boil, then drop the washed rice noodles.
  • Toss and let noodles cook with the sauce.
  • After the noodles are cooked  (don’t overcook the noodles) put back the veggie’s and mixture and
  • Toss the rice noodles with the veggies and mixture.

  • Serve warm.
  • Sprinkle with finely cut green scallion, peanuts and garnish with slices of lemon.

4 thoughts on “Pansit: Filipino Rice Noodles

  1. Usually I avoid Filipino food due to high sodium content, but this a good one and easy to make too. Very smiliar to other Chinese/Korean noodles, just change some ingredients. Thanks!

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