I often get asked ‘can you make a top ten gluten free list?’ My answer unfortunately is always no. Since I’m not someone who’s a doctor and not having to modify my diet for gluten intake, I would be afraid of telling people ‘oh yeah – eat this!’ and then they get sick, file a lawsuit against me, and I end up so poor I can’t evern afford instant noodles! But there’s a however coming up! I have been thinking I may start an annual top ten rice noodles list. Why? Well, my top tens probably will never include rice noodles or rice vermicelli; instant noodles are more of the wheat flour kind of thing. Rice noodles however do appear to be mostly gluten free as this variety is, so a top ten list of rice varieties might be a great place to start if you’re looking for something that you can have if gluten isn’t on your personal menu. Let’s have a look at these gluten free spicy shrimp noodles by Mama!
Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp and fish. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in contents of sachets. Add boiling water to fill line and re-cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
The rice noodle block.
The powder soup base sachet.
Quite a decent quantity.
The oil sachet.
Oily and fragrant.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, fish ball, white onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chew. They’re slippery, so I found that using kitchen scissors to make a couple crosscuts through the mass of noodles in the pot made them easier to navigate. The broth is really good – has a spicy and lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a nice sweetness as well I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased with this one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066006779.
They also make a pack version with rice vermicelli here: Mama Oriental Style Rice Vermicelli Instant Noodle Tom Yum Shrimp (Goong) Spicy
President Rice Products also makes rice noodles you can buy without seasonings for use in recipes. Here’s a recipe showing how to make rice noodles in coconut sauce that sounds really good!