Sesame Noodles

Total Time:
43 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good & very easy. I made it without the scallions & half as much vegetable oil & it turned out wonderfully. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy!! I can definitely see how you can make this your own dish, but I liked it just as it was!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish had good flavor, but could use something ...maybe next time I will add some veggies? item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added about 1/2 TBS of fresh Thai basil...very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mmm Good. I added some julienne cut red peppers and 1/2 TBS of sesame oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
terrible... it might be using the spaghetti rather than real noodles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredibly easy to make and taste is divine. This one is going to become a staple in my house. Thanks, Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So so EZ and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another recipe for freaking peanut butter on noodles.......Try to be a little more creative honey, just changing a few things around does not make a new recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this is the second peanut butter flavored spaghetti recipe from Rachael. It is not what I expected (asian noodles with peanut/sesame satay-type sauce); instead it was just bad peanut flavored spaghetti with overwhelming sesame oil flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely use low sodium soy sauce and/or salt-free peanut butter item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the best! I usually add stir-fry cut beef or a chicken breast, chunked, for protein. Also you can add chopped onion if you don't have the green onion. My husband likes spicy food, so he always adds an Asian condiment, siracha (sp?) to his. Even my father in law faved about it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was one of the easiest recipies I have ever made. I did add some celantro and juilained carrots for some crunch. Made it more interesting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were fabulous the first night, and I thought they would get better as leftovers because most asian takeout does. They seemed to lose their taste overnight so I would suggest making up a little extra suace and tossing them again before storing or before eating as leftover. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved these noodles. Definitely needs the shot of vinegar that is not mentioned but was on the show. I also addes some wasabe paste to the mix for extra punch. They did not last long in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was insanely easy and fast! It tasted fantastic and could be paired with a multitude of asian style poultry or seafood. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, quick and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
very nice, added fire oil and cayenne item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone asks me for this recipe and it is so quick and easy and can be dressed up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
everyone loved these noodles and its so easy.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
What can I say! This dish was awesome! It was an absolute perfect side dish to the Tuna Salad that Rachel made with this. My husband loved it and asked that I make this again. I like the various ways that you can change this recipe to suit your style. Add cabbage, tofu, peanuts, shredded carrots, shredded chicken, pork....the possibilities are endless with this recipe. Just be sure to double, trible, or quadruple according to how many you are feeding. Make a little extra though, cause it goes fast and leaves a craving for more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love sesame noodles from our local health food deli - these are just yummy! I modified the recipe a bit - added sweet red peppers and tossed in marinated baked tofu. Also use crunchy peanut butter - then you get the chunks of peanuts as well as the toasted sesames! Great recipe! I would also consider adding shredded chicken or cold cooked shrimp to make it a main dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this into a whole meal by adding chicken and vegetables. i kept the noodles warm and adjusted the sauce to make it slightly less salty. my fiance and i love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe (along with the tuna salad)and it was FANTASTIC! The perfect accompaniment to the seared tuna steaks. I tried the following adjustments, though, and would recommend them highly: I used thin chinese EGG noodles (not soba)instead of the spaghetti. For the sauce: I used half peanut butter / half tahini I omitted the oil I toasted the sesame seeds in a dry skillet before garnishing item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Rachael!! I added a splash of rice wine vinegar, as she did on the show.. I think the only thing I'd change next time is to use low sodium soy sauce.. It was a bit too salty for my taste. Very quick and easy, and a great side dish with any asian-inspired main course. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe and what Rachel put in the dressing on the show differed. The recipe doesn't have the Rice Wine Vinegar or tell you to toast your Sesame Seeds. I like this, but it was a little Peanut Buttery for me. I modified it (added Napa Cabbage and sliced chicken breast), so it was a very good filling dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used too much peanut butter, noodles were very sticky & stuck together. But tasted good with the ahi tuna salad recipe. Will follow directions better the next time. And there will be a next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not normaly a fan of sesame but I did like this recipe, but would omit the oil but not the sesame oil. I also would use more sesame seeds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazingly easy to whip up on a weeknight. The only thing I did extra was to add some garlic, salt & pepper and a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar to the recipe. That really gave it a better taste. Also, if you like sesame seeds, then I would also put in more than one tablespoon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved it.....you really don't need all the vegetable oil though...I actually ommited it completey (NOT the sesame oil) and it was great... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this with black bean quesadias, and a salad and they were a huge hit!!! It was a vegitarian meal with tones of protien. My son called them peanut butter sandwich noodles and had thirds!! I doubled the recipe and are very excited about left overs tomorrow for lunch. So easy and can be made so far ahead. My only negative was a little too salty... next time a little less soya sauce. Rachel Ray is the best! Everything I try is awsume and quick. Keep up the great ideas!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I love sesame noodles, and thought this recipe was simple to make with ingredient that I had around the house, or were easy to find at the local supermarket. They taste wonderful and are a great accompaniment to chicken or fish (especially salmon) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful, quick and easy. Love your show, with 7 children and 2 grandsons, always looking for quick tasty meals. Thank You. item not reviewed by moderator and published
these noodles were very good, I used soba noodles instead of spaghetti...I think a bit less oil would have been fine. Taking the leftovers to work tomorrow (along with the leftover tuna!) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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