Vegetarian Chow Fun

Hsiao-Ching Chou
Hsiao-Ching Chou
June 14, 2020
This popular dish of fresh rice noodles with vegetables (and often meat) is usually stir-fried. This version is steamed and finished with a quick sear. Using the Anova Precision Oven makes the dish a little more foolproof and less likely to be overcooked.
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Vegetarian Chow Fun
½ lb
Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)
1 stalk
Green onion, finely sliced
Medium carrot
Medium shiitake mushrooms, sliced
2 tsp
Vegetable oil
1 lb
Fresh, sliced rice noodles
2 Tbsp
Soy sauce
1 Tbsp
Garlic black bean sauce
2 Tbsp

1. Preheat Oven

Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 212°F
Heat: Rear

2. Chop the gai lan

Trim off about 1/2 inch of the gai lan stem and discard. Chop the gai lan into roughly 1/2 inch segments.
Chop the gai lan

3. Slice the carrot

Slice the carrot thinly on the bias.
Slice the carrot

4. Julienne the carrot

Shingle the sliced carrots and cut into julienne.
Julienne the carrot

5. Separate the noodles

Fresh rice noodles should be soft and pliable. But if they have been refrigerated too long, they will harden. You will need to separate the noodles into smaller sections.
Separate the noodles

6. Prepare the pan

Brush 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil on the perforated pan (or sheet pan). Place the noodles on the greased perforated pan and add the vegetables on top.
Prepare the pan

7. Steam the noodles

Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 212°F
Heat: Rear
00:10 Timer

8. Build the sauce

Combine the soy sauce, garlic black bean sauce, and water in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
Build the sauce

9. Prepare the solid pan

Cover the solid pan with foil. Brush the remaining teaspoon of vegetable oil on the foil-lined pan.
Prepare the solid pan

10. Preheat Oven

Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 450°F
Heat: Top

11. Transfer noodles to foil-lined pan

Once the noodles have steamed, transfer them to the foil-lined pan.

12. Add the sauce

Pour the sauce mixture over the noodles and gently toss to combine.
Add the sauce

13. Sear the noodles

Place the noodles in the oven and sear for 3-5 minutes, or until a few of the noodles start to crisp on the edges.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 450°F
Heat: Top
00:05 Timer

14. Serve

Transfer the noodles to a serving dish and eat while hot. This will serve four as a side dish or two as a light meal.
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