Pasta is one of the very few dishes able to be enjoyed on any budget. A $2 box of noodles goes a long way. A box of pasta. A pot full of boiling water and just a pinch of salt can take you from bland, hard pieces of nothing..... To a taste sensation fit for any taste bud. You can dress it up with seafood, meats and fancy sauces, or simply dress it down with a can of Prego. Surely a versatile grain.
In the warmer months, I like to swap grain bowls for rice noodle bowls that I can enjoy cold or at room temperature. With the right mix of toppings and flavors, rice noodle bowls are satisfying without being too heavy. This recipe brings the flavors of sesame chicken to the noodle bowl, with a sweet and savory mix of tamari, sesame oil, brown sugar, and a splash of rice wine vinegar.