Sesame Noodles

Total Time:
43 min
5 min
30 min
8 min

1 serving

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 pound thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente, drained and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion, chopped

Whisk peanut butter, soy, cayenne, oil and sesame oil. Add noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle noodles with sesame and scallion to garnish.

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    Shut up! This is so good! So simple! And needs nothing. I read other reviews and considered adding veggies, but didn't, and it is perfect! Maybe a second time I might add something, but it really doesn't need it. Served cold or warm, perfect! (and I don't make a lot of rachel ray's things but thought I'd give it a shot-like it!!
    I also added a little brown sugar to balance the saltiness. Also used as a base for added veggies like carrots and cukes. Great with sesame marinated tofu baked and added on top. Kids loved it!
    I really, really love these noodles - they're a perfect foil for so many entrées, especially Asian-inspired ones. I make a mean marinated and grilled flank steak, and I love serving this noodles with it. I usually add a lot more sesame seeds because I love the textural difference between them and the soft noodles; I also love to use black sesame seeds as well as regular, they have a deeper flavor because they're roasted. As other readers have mentioned, it's also nice to throw in some extra veggies, like red peppers, additional scallions, etc.
    I loved this recipe, I used whole wheat thin spaghetti pasta. I added about a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of cider vinegar and about 1/2 teaspoon of sugar because it was too salty for me at first. It does get better and the salty taste lessens as it sits, so I would wait next time before I doctor it up. Good leftover too!
    Very good & very easy. I made it without the scallions & half as much vegetable oil & it turned out wonderfully.
    Yummy!! I can definitely see how you can make this your own dish, but I liked it just as it was!!
    This recipe is so easy & tasty, a crowd pleaser!

    Substitution note - I ran out of soy sauce today & used 1/2 terriyaki sauce as a substitute, was not as good as when i've made in the past with soy sauce AT ALL - terriyaki sauce is not an adequate substitute! worth it to go to the store ;)
    This is a great side dish for the tuna but I like having a bit more of a kick so I add in some red pepper flakes. We also like having leftovers of this (great to reheat for lunch) so I triple the recipe for the sauce and use the whole box of spaghetti.
    This dish had good flavor, but could use something ...maybe next time I will add some veggies?
    I really liked this dish. It is very easy to put together and it was delicious. I do feel the the sauce was too think & it was not spicy enough for me. After reviewing other noodle recipes, I added a little more Sesame Oil. I, also, added some hot red pepper flakes and minced garlic. I saw on other recipes, they add cider or rice wine vinegar. I'll try that next time. With the few modifications for "my" particular taste, it is a delicious & easy recipe. Thanks Rach!
    I added about 1/2 TBS of fresh Thai basil...very tasty.
    I love a lot of Rachel Ray's recipes but this was not one of my favorites. The combination of flavors was just a bit off.
    Mmm Good. I added some julienne cut red peppers and 1/2 TBS of sesame oil.
    this was very easy to make. Used angel hair pasta. Served this with the seared ahi tuna salad. Both were quick and easy for a weeknight dish.
    Thanks Rachel for yet another great recipe. These noodles are so good. Each time I make them I a whatever I am in the mood for, peas and carrots, shrimp, pieces of ham, whatever.
    This was ridiculously easy to make, and tasted great! My only problem was that the sauce was a bit too thick and caused the noodles to stick together more than I would like. I see from other reviews that on the show Rachael added a splash of rice wine vinegar, and I'll try that next time. Great paired with the tuna on greens though!
    My husband and I loved this as a side dish with seared tuna . It seemed a little salty so next time I think I will use low sodium soy. Will definitely do again!
    This was so easy to make and tasted like the real thing! I did add more peanut butter and a tbs of water to thin it out a bit, but overall it was great.
    A bit too much soy sauce. Would try again adding a few more ingredients to balance flavor - I like the ideas of chicken and/or red peppers
    This is a great recipe both for it's ease of preparation and for the delicious flavors. It says to cool the noodles but I served it warm and it was great that way, too. Easy Peasy and Yum-O!
    i doubled the recipe and used all sesame oil instead of vegetable oil. i used low sodium soy sauce. i tasted the sauce and it was very salty. so i added some OJ. once it was on the spaghetti (lightly coated) it was not nearly as salty as by itself. i could not taste the peanut butter. but overall, it was not that great, and not worth recommending.
    I barely started to learn to cook and this was super fast and easy and was a huge hit with my boyfriend and his roommate. I used it as a main dish and added some grilled chicken, peanuts, chopped green onion and waterchestnuts and it was super yummy! And My boyfriend and his roommate are both fireman and both wanna take the recipe to the station to make for the crew, so its definately a new fav!
    I thought this was an easy tasty recipie and have made it a few times when I was low on time and just threw some shrimp in it to make more of a meal. I go a little less on the peanut butter too and definitely use low sodium soy sauce and it will come out great.
    I love seasame noodles when I order it at the restaurant, but this was NOT it - it was heavy and pasty and the taste was bitter. I tried adding somethings and starting again, but it was useless.. this was pretty bad..
    terrible... it might be using the spaghetti rather than real noodles.
    I really liked these noodles. They were a bit salty on the first try, but the leftovers were not salty after being in the fridge overnight. Great base for any add ins you would like!!
    Incredibly easy to make and taste is divine. This one is going to become a staple in my house. Thanks, Rachael!
    These noodles are just so good. In college I could not get enough of them when my roommate started making this recipie. I usually make a little more sauce cuz I love a lot of it all over the noodles.
    I make this for lunch all the time. It is super-quick and tastes great. I have several sesame noodle recipes, and this is the one I make the most because I always have the ingredients on hand.
    So so EZ and delicious!
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