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Rice Noodle Salad
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July/Aug 2014

From Geoff Last

6 oz. rice vermicelli noodles

1/4 c. rice vinegar (not seasoned)

1 T. sugar

1 T. Asian fish sauce

1/4 t. salt

1 carrot, coarsely shredded

1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and julienned

2 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise

1/2 c. each loosely packed mixed fresh mint and loosely packed fresh basil

1/4 c. chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Soak the noodles in hot water 10 minutes, drain them in a sieve, then cook in a 4-quart pot of boiling water, uncovered, until tender, about 1 minute. Drain again and run the noodles under cold water until cold. Drain well and pat dry.

Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, fish sauce, and salt in a large bowl until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Add the noodles, carrot, cucumber, scallions, herbs, and peanuts, tossing to combine. Set aside. Serves 4.


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