Weekday Tahini Rice Noodle Bowl
When it’s hot outside, the last thing that I want to do is to turn on the oven. I try to minimize any cooking that involves heat, but I don’t want to skimp on flavors either. And, that’s how this delicious, but easy-to-assemble rice noodles bowl is my new favorite summer dish.
It’s quick to assemble, highly customizable, and just overall feel-good clean lunch. You can use leftover protein, such as rotisserie chicken or grilled salmon or shrimp, to make this meal more wholesome.
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
8oz rice vermicelli noodles
1.5 lb flank steak
1/2 English cucumber, sliced in half moon
1 cup edamame
1 tsp sumac
1/4 cup pickled red cabbage
1 bunch cilantro, hand-torn for serving
1 bunch mint, hand-torn for serving
1 cup of cilantro tahini dressing
white and black sesame for garnish
Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Cook the noodles based on the package. Transfer the cooked noodles to ice-cold water bath from being overcooked. Reserve them on the side.
Meanwhile, season the steak with salt and pepper and grill it over high heat for 2 minutes each side. Let the meat rest for 5-7 minutes.
Toss edamame with sumac. Put it on the side.
After resting the meat, slice the flank steak against the grain.
Drain the rice noodles and transfer them to a big, shallow serving platter. Top the noodles with sliced cucumber, sumac-tossed cucumber, pickled red cabbage, hand-torn min, and cilantro.
Drizzle the cilantro tahini dressing and toss everything together. Garnish with sesame seeds.