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Shiritaki noodles

Has anyone heard of these noodles and tried them. I am planning to but curious about what you all think.
Supposedly they are very low calorie and high in fiber.
Let me know what you think.


Wed. Jul 25, 7:55pm

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These are good but I find them to be a bit rubbery and you definitely have to rinse them in HOT water before you use them. They are package in a liquid that is sort of nasty tasting.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 9:28 PM

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try brown rice noodles. I buy mine from a health food shop. they taste great!

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 1:08 AM

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I like them. They're definitly not pasta, but they're not terrible. In addition to rinsing them well, make sure you pat them dry (they seem give off water when you heat them, if that makes sense) I really like them with a wedge of laughing cow and some parmesan mixed in. Makes for a good alfredo swap!

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 10:44 AM

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I like them. They're obviously no where near as good as real pasta but the calorie savings are worth it. Rubbery, but once you throw on some sauce (after parboiling) & some parm it's yummy.

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 11:05 PM

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Where do I get them?

Friday, July 27, 2007, 1:41 AM

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hungrygirl.com has many recipes, including a recipe contest with four or five winning recipes.

I think they are fabulous. ZERO CALORIES?!?! That's great!!

I rinse them in hot water, drain, and then spread them in a layer on a good non-stick pan (no oil). Let them simmer for 2-3 minutes on med-high heat, and most of the excess water will come out. Drain them well, and then use them as you would almost any speghetti noodle.

I also like them with with a little butter-flavor cooking spray and parmasan cheese, or with a tasty sesame sauce in a stiry fry.

Supposedly the "tofu shirataki" are less rubbery. They have about 40 calories per serving.

Friday, July 27, 2007, 9:49 AM

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I don't think they're zero calories -- they are, however, zero WW points.

I tried them once, and yes they're rubbery and the texture isn't great. But they are very low in calories and are a good substrate for sauce, etc. One important thing: refrigerate them right away and eat them soon. If you don't, the water they come packed in will smell *disgusting.*

Friday, July 27, 2007, 4:42 PM

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The ones I have, which are yam starch (fiber) only, have zero calories on the label.

The tofu shirataki noodles have about 40 calories per pack.

Saturday, July 28, 2007, 1:51 PM

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OP here,
I am bringing back this thread because I finally found them and had them for dinner toinght.
This was the tofu shiritaki and it has 20 cal per serving and two serv per pkg.
I agree that they are a bit rubbery. Odd to get used to and you have to chew alot. But they are not bad tasting at all. In fact they tasted like what I put with it.
So I thought I would share the recipe.

I started out making my roasted vegetable rattatoullie.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Take a piece of foil and fold it in half. Cut off the top of a bulb of garlic.
I like to use 2 but I love roasted garlic. Place it on the foil. Spray with cooking spray. Salt and pepper. wad up the foil so that the air can't escape and put it in the oven.

Take a metal cookie sheet with sides and line it with parchement paper. Spray parchement paper with cooking spray.
Cut up into a large dice. Like the size of 2 dice together-
1 peeled eggplant
4 zucchini
1 onion
1 bell pepper color of your choice
Then in a smaller dice, peel and dice 1 carrot.
Place all these on the baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Salt and pepper.
Place in oven for 15 min
When 15 min is over add 1 pint of rinsed grape tomatoes.
Remove garlic from the oven. It has been in about 40 min by now.
Start your shiritaki noodles to fry right now. (directions to follow)
Cook another 5 min or until the skins of the tomatoes are starting to burst.
Squeeze your garlic into a bowl and mash with a fork. If you were making pasta you would add a little of the pasta water right now, about 1/2 cup.
Add a couple of branches of fresh basil sliced fine.
When the tomatoes are ready the rest of the veggies are too. Remove them to to bowl and stir everything together.
When you are ready to serve, place the noodles on the plate first and then a couple scoops of the roasted veggies.
I drained and rinsed the noodles then drained the water. Forgot and used cold water.
The smell was not offensive just different.
Then I let them sit in 3 T fat free zesty italian dressing for about 5 min while I was preparing other things.
Then on high heat I fried them in a pan coated with cooking spray for at least 8 min. Until it was mostly dry.

My niece came in while we were eating and suggested the roasted veggies would be good in a panini or pita type sandwich with fresh spinach leaves.
That could be excellent.
I may have to try it in a wrap even.
Hope this sounds good to you who enjoy the noodles.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 10:19 PM

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Where do you get them? Sweetbay? Publix? Wal-Mart?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 7:35 PM

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I had to go to a healthfood store.
One of my local markets advertized them once but didn't have them.
I am curious about the other type too the ones with no calories, what the texture is of them.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 3:44 PM

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