This Filipino Pancit recipe symbolizes long life and prosperity so it’s a great dish to make to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Almost every non-Filipino I know has tasted or heard of pancit. It’s basically stir-fried seasoned rice noodles with protein and vegetables, and it’s commonly eaten as a main meal or mid-afternoon snack. This version doesn’t have any meat in it so it can easily be paired with any type of protein. Preparing the vegetables is sometimes a laborious chopping process, so I selected the basic ingredients for this one. I recommend a generous squeeze of lemon before digging in.
- ½ lb rice noodles
- 6 cups water
- 1 tbsp oil of your choice
- 1 small onion sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large carrot julienned
- ¼ lb baby bok choy cut in half and into 2″ pieces
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- 2 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 ¼ cups vegetable broth
- ¼ cup green onions
- 2 lemons quartered
Soak the rice noodles in water for 20 minutes until the strands are soft. Drain and set aside.
In a wok or deep pan over medium heat, add oil, onions and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes until the onions are translucent.
Add the carrots and bok choy. Sauté for 2 minutes.
Season with the coconut aminos, fish sauce and black pepper.
Add the broth. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
Add the softened rice noodles and mix until the noodles are coated with the broth. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir halfway so the noodles cook evenly.
Adjust the fish sauce and black pepper to taste.
Top with the green onions and serve with lemons on the side.
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