So, like anything plant based, I’m a little skeptical and Miracle Noodle was no different. I’ve tried three different varieties that this company has to offer and 2 out of 3 so far I’d recommend. They do have a vast selection of products, so I have not even scratched the surface of what they have to offer. You can check a few of the different varieties here.
I started off with the ziti, which, unfortunately I did not take any pictures of, however, this is the one I wouldn’t recommend. Have you ever eaten styrofoam or a pool noodle? Me neither, but this is what I imagine the texture and taste would be (maybe I did something wrong?). I bought a combo pack so I got a pretty good deal on all 5 packs I got so I wasn’t bothered by one product out of five that I didn’t like. It did however sway me from trying some of of other varieties for a few weeks. I did give a pack to my neighbors who were doing a low carb diet and they enjoyed their fettuccine noodles.
So, fast forward a few weeks and now I decide it’s time to try some of these other varieties. I had some leftover rotisserie chicken and decided to use the spinach spaghetti. The package says to rinse for one minute under cool water and I highly recommend doing this as the smell from this package and the ziti threw me off. It smelled a little fishy so not only was my skepticism high for it being plant based, now we add in a fishy smell…anyway, once rinsed it was fine. The package also recommends cutting the noodle in half with some kitchen sheers which I recommend also. The package says to put in an unoiled pan on medium heat to cook the moisture out. I did this for 4-5 minutes and miraculously the noodles don’t stick.
Now that my noodles are cooked semi dry I added some garlic, chicken, one egg and cooked a few more minutes and then dished it up with some Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp Sauce which is delicious on just about everything including ice cream. I was a little disappointed that the noodles didn’t really have any flavor but just took on whatever you put on them. Kind of reminded me of tofu (taste wise). Other than that the noodles were pretty consistent with other plant based noodles I’ve tried.
All in all, I’d give this one a pass as it certainly helps on the carb and calorie count…
Next up…Miracle Rice
So this stuff definitely surprised me since the first two weren’t great but doable especially if you have Gluten issues or are doing a Keto or paleo diet. All the directions are the same except cutting the rice with kitchen sheers 😁. When I was rinsing it, the rice’s texture reminded me of tapioca pearls that you would find in a Vietnamese boba bubble tea and looked like pearl rice.
With the rice I decided to use the rest of my rotisserie chicken and make a simple stir fry. After it was done cooking I used some vegan cheese powder and an everything seasoning I got from Flavor god. This didn’t need any sauce and was very tasty. The rice reminded me of actual rice, not 100% but close enough.
So, of all the varieties that I tried, the rice was by far the best. Even though I wasn’t crazy about the others, if you are sticking to a low/no carb, paleo, vegan or gluten free diet I would say that you should give these guys a try. I know we all have different tastes and preferences but I definitely recommend the rice.
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