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Coconut Cashew Rice Noodles

Admittedly, I have very little time to prepare delicious lunches ahead of time for the work week. This relegates me to the cafeteria at work, or spending more money and time to eat out somewhere, or, *gulp* the dreaded frozen dinner. Are you stuck in the frozen dinner loop? Well, this Asian-inspired dish is not only delicious, but it’s fast (under 10 minutes) and super simple.

Also, it’s versatile, in that it tastes great hot or cold. Don’t have time to heat up your meal? No problem. Eat it cold and it will be just as good and fulfilling. Do you like spicy? Add a thai chili to kick it up a notch. Can’t have or don’t like almond butter? Use cashew butter or other nut butter instead. I haven’t tried sunflower butter, but it might be just as delicious. Are you vegan? Try Chick’n or tofu!

These coconut cashew rice noodles have 8 ingredients:

  • Protein (chicken, tofu, or Chick’n)
  • Almond butter (or sub any other nut butter)
  • Coconut milk (I use So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Rice noodles
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cashews
  • Mint sprig

This sauce is creamy AND healthy, filled with healthy fats and protein. Almonds are a super food and boost energy while satisfying hunger, and they are high in protein and fiber. Coconut milk is lactose free (naturally) and is high in many B vitamins and minerals! It would be just as satisfying without any meat or with a meat substitute.

If you try this recipe, let me know by leaving a comment, or take a pic and tag it #refreshingbytes on Instagram! I would LOVE to see your creations!

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Coconut Cashew Rice Noodles

This fast and easy Asian-inspired Coconut Cashew Rice Noodle Bowl captures Thai flavors that will fuel you all afternoon, and it's covered with a creamy almond coconut sauce! 

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 592 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup rice noodles

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk So Delicious culinary
  • 1 tbsp almond butter sub any nut butter
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar

Toppings

  • 1 sprig mint leaves
  • 8 whole cashews
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken breast in a saute pan or boil until fully cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, boil rice noodles according to package directions. Do not overcook. Drain.

  3. Dice chicken and mix into rice noodles with carrots and cashews.

Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, quickly heat coconut milk, almond butter, and rice vinegar, stirring constantly until mixed. Do not overheat - only enough for the mixture to emulsify.

  2. Drizzle mixture over rice noodles and serve with mint.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cashew Rice Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 592 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.4g 45%
Saturated Fat 11.9g 60%
Cholesterol 41.2mg 14%
Sodium 389.3mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 59.5g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 25g 50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Refreshing Bytes

Mrs. Refreshing Bytes has a BBA in MIS and an MBA from Wichita State University. With over 15 years of experience in business and I.T., she has spent many busy lunch breaks ordering from restaurants and learning how to navigate several food allergies and intolerances, including: gluten, dairy, red meat, and tomato, for the past 7 years. She is also dabbling in recipe development, creating healthy, protein packed recipes to keep you full longer. All while mothering 2 boys (aged 14 and 4 months) and being an I.T. nerd!

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