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    Tonight's dinner, Shirataki Miracle Noodle.

    Shirataki has zero net carbs and calories. It is made of a healthy natural fiber called Glucomannan. This has been used in Asian cooking for thousands of years.

    The noodles have no flavor of their own, I tried a bite after rinsing and blanching, no flavor at all. The noodles absorb the flavors of the sauce they are cooked in and they can be used with many sauces, often used in Asian cooking, and can even be stir fried. I made mine with no-sugar added spaghetti sauce. I used about a cup of the sauce with meatballs and the Shirataki noodles, it came to about 8 grams of carbs and was quite filling.

    The texture is a little chewy, not quite what most people are use to, but I like it! I do wish the strands were shorter, they are hard to cut with the fork as you are eating, next time, I think I'll snip them as I drain them.

    I'll buy them again... Soon. I bought mine on line, but I will check local Asian markets and health food stores to see if I can find a local supply.

    Next time, I want to make a chicken soup with these noodles, it should be much like Rahman Noodles.
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    Hi webnuts, I believe they are not allowed until rung 6 on OWL. I could be wrong, have never used them myself.
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    Default Re: Shirataki Miracle Noodle

    I find they hit the spot now and again as a pasta substitute, though they are not really much like pasta at all. I too snip them when rinsing... and rinsing....and rinsing...and rinsing...so as to avoid the "phew!".
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    Why wouldn't they be allowed until rung six? The yam bean (Konjac) is neither a legume, nor related in any way to a yam or potato. The part used to make the noodles is it's non-starchy corm (tuber) that sort of looks like a jicama. We're allowed to eat some other very low-carb tubers (turnips, jicama, radishes, fennel, daikon, etc).

    Personally I think once you get off induction there needs to be an element of "WWAD?" (What Would (Dr.) Atkins Do?). He's gone now, so he can no longer update his list of legal foods, but I think these would have definitely been on the menu if he had known of them.
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    Default Re: Shirataki Miracle Noodle

    I think we usually say rung 1
    It is not on the induction list but it is as you say just a veggie and non starchy veggies we usually try out on rung 1

    I use it with my foods quite often.








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    That makes sense to me, Liv.
    Thanks for the fast reply, I was curious.
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    Default Re: Shirataki Miracle Noodle

    there are some that are mixed with Tofu and they will have more carbs. Tofu is soy and soy is a legume so with those kinds it would be better to rung 6. the ones I usually get are mixed with sea weeds.
    so there are many versions out there.








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    Chicken soup is a good idea. I usually make some sort of stir-fry. I add shredded cabbage to it to make the noodles go further.

    And to get rid of the stinkyness--I rinse, microwave, repeat.
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    on a Japanese cooking show, the chef rinsed the noodles, then put them into boiling water for a minute or two, then drained them and rinsed them in cold water, then it was simmered with the other sukiyaki ingredients.

    I tried it and it not only got rid of the odor, it also decreased the rubberband-like chewiness.
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    These sound interesting but two things would/do bother me - they are from Japan... (radiation effects?) & the fact that they smell funny until *dealt with*?

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