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Gluten-Free, 2-Minute Noodles


Gluten-Free, 2-Minute Noodles

Approximately 1 in 100 Australians are coeliacs and need to adhere to a gluten-free diet to manage their condition. Many more Australians are gluten-intolerant.

With this in mind, having a quick and easy gluten-free noodle snack in your cooking repertoire is definitely useful.

These two-minute noodles taste so good even people without a gluten problem may well find that they prefer them to the bought variety. Beansprouts, tofu, canned lentils or cooked chicken could also be added to make this dish a more substantial meal.

Just follow the recipe below or these step by step instructions:

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1


  • 1 cake rice noodles
  • Handful mixed fresh herbs (e.g. spring onions, basil, mint, coriander)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic-infused olive oil (optional)
  • 1/4 - 1 tsp. Asian chilli oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. fried shallots (optional)


1. Take one cake of rice vermicelli noodles and place in a bowl.

2. Pour over boiling water and leave to soak for 2-3 minutes until soft.

3. Drain and refresh in cold water.

4. Wash and finely slice a few spring onions and a few basil, coriander and/or mint leaves.

5. Dribble over ½ tsp. light soy sauce, and ¼ tsp. each of Asian sesame oil, garlic-infused olive oil, and Asian chili oil (the chili oil is optional).

6. Add a spritz of lime juice.

7. Mix thoroughly to combine.

8. Taste and add more soy sauce, juice or oil as desired.

9. Garnish with spring onions and herbs and a tablespoon of fried shallots (available at Asian grocers).

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