FOOD

Rice Noodle Egg Nests with Sesame Slaw

Magic, or science? Either way, these color-changing noodles have us feeling hungry.

FOOD

Rice Noodle Egg Nests with Sesame Slaw

Magic, or science? Either way, these color-changing noodles have us feeling hungry.

Ingredients

Rice Noodle Egg Nests with Sesame Slaw

  • ¼ head purple cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • 6 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 eggs
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper

Sesame slaw

  • ¼ head purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Steps

Rice Noodle Egg Nests with Sesame Slaw

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the purple cabbage and water in a medium saucepan and place over high heat. Boil the cabbage for 5 minutes. Drain the purple cabbage, catching the purple-tinted water in a large bowl. Discard the cabbage.
  3. Place the vermicelli rice noodles in the purple-tinted water and let them soak for 3 minutes. The noodles will soften and turn blue. Drain, then transfer the noodles back to the bowl.
  4. Pour the lemon juice over the blue noodles. Toss the noodles with tongs to coat every strand in lemon juice and watch as the rice noodles turn bright pink.
  5. Crack two eggs into a small bowl and whisk.
  6. Pour the scrambled egg into the bowl with the pink rice noodles and toss to combine.
  7. Use tongs to create six equal-sized piles of rice noodles on the baking sheet. Twirl each pile into a “nest,” creating a dent in the middle of each.
  8. Crack another egg into a small bowl. Carefully pour the egg into the center of one of the rice noodle nests. It’s okay if some of the eggwhite spills over, but make sure the yolk remains contained by the noodles. Repeat with the remaining eggs and rice noodle nests. Sprinkle the eggs with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  9. Slide the baking sheet into the oven and bake the rice noodle egg nests for 10 to 12 minutes, until the egg whites are set and the yolks still jiggle when you gently shake the pan.

Sesame slaw

  1. While the rice noodle egg nests bake, make the sesame slaw. Place the sliced purple cabbage and green onion in a large bowl and toss to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk the toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and sesame seeds together. Pour the dressing over the veggies and toss to coat.
  2. Add a scoop of sesame slaw to each serving plate.
  3. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Use a spatula to scoop up the egg nests and place them on top of the sesame slaw. Enjoy immediately.

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