Annabel Langbein’s Green Bean and Peanut Noodles
“Noodles are a fast cooking side dish for any Asian meal. Rice stick noodles require almost no cooking and are an inexpensive and useful pantry staple.” shares Annabel Langbein.
Prep time10 mins
Cook time 5 mins
6 handfuls (300g) green beans, stalk ends trimmed
250g rice stick noodles
½ cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
3 tbsp roughly chopped coriander
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
2 cups bean sprouts
½ tsp salt
ground black pepper
For the dressing:
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp grapeseed or other neutral oil
2 tsp fish sauce
Cut the beans in half and boil them in salted water for 3 minutes. Refresh in cold water to retain their crunch and bright green colour.
Drop the rice noodles into a large pot of boiling water. Remove the pot from the heat immediately and allow to stand and cool for 10 minutes or longer. Drain the noodles then rinse in cold water.
Put the beans and cooked, drained noodles in a large serving bowl with the roasted peanuts, coriander, sesame seeds and bean sprouts.
Make the dressing by putting the sesame oil, neutral oil and fish sauce in a jar and shaking to combine. Toss the dressing through the noodles and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve as a salad at room temperature or toss in a hot pan for 2-3 minutes for a stir fry side dish to serve with meats. Garnish with lime wedges to serve.
Green Bean and Peanut Noodles is from the Free Range Cook TV episode from Saturday October 30th. In this episode Annabel is off to visit a local poultry breeder to source a couple of free range chooks so she can have a ready supply of fresh eggs at her Wanaka cabin. If you missed the episode, or you’d like to see it again, check out ABC iView and remember Annabel’s cookbook The Free Range Cook is now available in all good bookstores and has all the recipes from the series.