Incredible Sichuan Ramen Noodles (1 Pot Lose Weight Recipe)

One of the tastiest of the belly fat burning foods is this fusion Sichuan Ramen Noodles Recipe with Tofu and Cabbage. The wonderful kick in this dish is the spice that hails from China. Found in the Sichuan province, famous for spicy food, comes the namesake pepper. 

Get ready to make losing weight deliciously spicy. This recipe is a true fusion of various flavors, combined to create a taste sensation. However the Star of the dish must be the Sichuan Pepper Corns.

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What Is Sichuan Pepper?

Sichuan pepper comes from the seed husks of a plant that is native to the Sichuan Region of China. They are found on two species of the Prickly Ash shrub (Zanthoxylum), a member of the citrus family, and recognizable due to their pink-red coloration. The colorful seed husk is the only part of the “peppercorn” used for Sichuan pepper. The inner part of the seed is discarded as it is unpalatable.

Once husked it is then used whole or ground to make Sichuan pepper powder. Most commonly it is found as an ingredient in Chinese savory and hot chili dishes. It is also one of the ingredients in 5 spice powder. Its popularity is more due to the sensation it causes to the mouth when eaten, rather than for the flavor! The initial taste is bitter, which is followed with by a spicy heat causing numbness and then finishes with a burst of citrus. Other than this amazing taste sensation, the Sichuan Peppers main claim to fame is for the numbing sensation it causes when eaten.

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This dish has nutty-tones from Tahini which helps to balance the super spicy chili paste.  Combine this with marinated Ramen noodles, crisp sweet cabbage and soft salty tofu and the dish comes to life.  Then prepare yourself and allow the flavor to go supersonic when the ground Sichuan Peppercorns are added to the mix! Get ready to enjoy true flavor!  Beating belly fat never tasted so good!

The Belly Fat Burning Foods – Sichuan Ramen Noodles Soup With Tofu and Cabbage.

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Sichuan Ramen Noodles

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An absolute favorite with all the family! If you love big flavors, hot spice and silky soft noodles… then you will love this dish. Teamed with crisp bites of spring onion, sweet hints from cabbage and deep nutty undertones of tofu and tahini you will soon have your taste buds singing! Enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soups
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 434 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • ramen noodles1 ½ cups rice ramen noodles cooked
  • water3 cups water hot
  • spring onions4 spring onions

Soup Base

  • doubanjiang6 tsp sichuan chili-bean sauce Doubanjiang
  • tahini6 tsp Tahini
  • vegetable bouillon1 ½ tsp vegetable bouillon
  • chinese rice wine1 ½ tsp Chinese rice wine
  • light brown sugar1 ½ tsp brown sugar packed
  • black vinegar¾ tsp black vinegar or smoked vinegar
  • napa cabbage3 cups napa cabbage
  • tofu9 oz. tofu extra-firm, ½-inch cubes
  • sichuan pepper¾ tsp Sichuan pepper ground
  • sesame seeds1 ½ tsp sesame seeds toasted

Instructions
 

  • This job becomes much easier if everything is prepared in advance. Add all ingredients, 4 spring onions, 6 tsp sichuan chili-bean sauce, 6 tsp Tahini, 1 1/2 tsp vegetable bouillon, 1 1/2 tsp Chinese rice wine, 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 3/4 tsp black vinegar, 3 cups napa cabbage, 9 oz. tofu, 3/4 tsp Sichuan pepper, 1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds apart from the noodles and 3 cups of hot water, to a large airtight container. Cover and seal with a lid and place the container into the refrigerator for 1 to 3 days.
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  • When you are satisfied it is ready, it is time to eat! Cook your 1 1/2 cups rice ramen noodles (following pack guidelines). Once cooked rinse the noodles in fresh water and allow to drain fully while you prepare the soup.
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  • Add the 3 cups water to a saucepan over a medium heat. Remove your base mix of ingredients and shake or stir, then add them to the water in the saucepan. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes and add the noodles and cook for 60 seconds. Stir the mixture well, and ladle into soup bowls. Let this stand for a few minutes and garnish with fresh sliced spring onions before eating.
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Notes

An Alternative Method:
Use the same ingredients and preparation steps. Instead of 1 large container divide all ingredients into 4 airtight containers, cover and store in refrigerator for 1 to 3 days. When ready to eat, take one container out of the fridge, add 1/4 of the noodles and a cup of water. Stir and cover. Place in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes (or heat in a small saucepan) A healthy and tasty equivalent to instant noodles! Great for students!

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal
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