Recipe For Thai Vegetable Noodles


2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Thai chile sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
4 ounces uncooked Asian rice noodles
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups fresh snow peas
1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
1 cup shredded carrots
1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts


In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, coconut milk, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, vinegar, chili sauce and ginger until blended; set aside.

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the asparagus, snow peas, red pepper, carrots, water chestnuts and shallots in oil for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Stir soy sauce mixture and stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain noodles; add to vegetable mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.