Food / 05.09.2015

Gut healing recipes: Oriental tofu rice noodles

By Roisin Dervish-O'Kane
Because sensitive tums still deserve a takeaway-inspired weekend treat


This recipe combines classic ingredients for an oriental treat. Be careful with the mangetout, as you are allowed up to 5 pods per person, so make sure you don’t overdo this ingredient as you might experience gastro side effects if too many fermentable carbohydrates are consumed. Pak choi, however, is a FODMAP friendly vegetable.

The tofu is a great way to add in plant protein and the almond butter is a great way to boost up the protein value of this meal. A complete meal with a naturally gluten free carbohydrate base, healthy plant protein and FODMAP friendly vegetables.

1 serving rice noodles (consult packet)
1 tsp each of cumin, and turmeric
Pak Choi
20 pods mangetout
6 tbsp almond nut butter
Juice and zest of 1 lime
400g tofu, cubed
1-2 tbsp chilli-infused olive oil
1 red chilli
Salt to taste

Bring 100mls of water to the boil and add in the almond nut butter and lime juice and zest and mix well. Once cool, add the drained tofu and ensure it is well coated. Leave for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.

Cook the noodles as per instructions on the packet. Drain.

Meanwhile stir fry the mangetout in chilli infused olive oil for 3 minutes and add the pak choi for a further 2 minutes to soften, add in the drained noodles and tofu along with the marinade. Stir fry to heat through.

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