Vermicelli Vegetable Bowl

Have you ever had a Vermicelli noodle bowl? Typically a Vietnamese dish that consists of cooked vermicelli noodles over greens with veggies, meat, and usually some type of sauce.  It is refreshing, filling, and beautiful because it is loaded with colors.  You can really make this dish your own but here is a recipe for how I utilized some left over rotisserie chicken to make mine with a simple peanut sauce!

Ingredients:

For the peanut sauce:

  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1.5 tablespoons mayo
  • 1.5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoon beef broth

For the chicken:

  • rotisserie chicken (or any cooked chicken or pork)
  • juice from 1/2 an orange (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 white onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons soy sauce

Other things to add in:

  • cooked vermicelli noodles ( I cooked mine in beef broth according to package instructions)
  • 1 carrot (shredded)
  • 1/2 cucumber (sliced thin on mandolin or however you want)
  • 1 cup lettuce (I used romaine)
  • bean sprouts
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh Thai basil

How to:

  1. In a pan saute the garlic an onion in a little bit of oil, until fragrant.
  2. Add in the orange juice and brown sugar.
  3. Cook for a few minutes then add in soy sauce, ginger, and oyster sauce.
  4. Let reduce for another few minutes before adding in the cooked chicken (or other meat).  Let cook for a few more minutes until everything gets nice and coated.
  5. In a sauce pan bring a few cups of beef broth to a boil and cook the vermicelli to package instructions.
  6. For the sauce: in a food processor, add in the peanut butter, mayo, sriracha, and a little of the broth.  Pulse a few times. Scrap down the sides and add in the ginger, sesame oil, and the last of the beef broth.  Pulse again until smooth.
  7. Now it is time to assemble, in a wide bowl add in the cooked noodles, the lettuce, carrots, cucumber, chicken, then add the peanut sauce over the top and sprinkle with fresh cilantro and Thai basil.  Eat and enjoy!

 

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