Pumpkin Rice Noodles – delicious rice noodles stir-fried with ground pork and pumpkin. This amazing Taiwanese noodles is very easy to make at home.
Published on Oct 16, 2011. Updated with new photos.
This pumpkin noodles with minced pork is one of my favorite noodle recipes. I love to order this at my favorite Taiwanese noodle house. The pumpkin rice noodles oozes the sweet taste of pumpkin which adds a nice texture and color to the dish. This is a quite and easy recipe that is both tasty and filling. The abundant supply of pumpkin in Fall means that you can use it to make this wonderful dish.
As simple as it appears, pumpkin rice noodle is actually a very delicious dish. It’s a comfort food to many people, especially the Taiwanese people. The rice noodle is a delight to eat, soaking in the sweetness of the pumpkin as well as the savory tastes of the seasoning sauces. For this recipe, you will need fresh pumpkin as canned pumpkin just won’t work. Instead of regular pumpkin, you can also use kabocha squash for this recipe. Try it, I am sure you will be delighted with the amazing great taste.
Serves 1 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes
100g (3.5 oz) dried rice vermicelli
2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
100g (3.5 oz) ground pork
100g (3.5 oz) pumpkin (or kabocha), diced
½ cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
3 dashes white pepper
1. Soak the dried rice vermicelli in warm water for about 20 minutes. Drain the water and set aside.
2. Heat up the oil in a wok and add the garlic. Stir-fry the garlic until aromatic before adding the ground pork and pumpkin.
3. Add the water, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, white pepper and bring to boil.
4. Add the rice vermicelli into the wok, stir to combine well with the ingredients in the wok. Continue to stir fry until the vermicelli is cooked through and soaked up the sauce. Dish out and serve immediately.
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