Fast Recipes

Charred rice noodles and greens

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast recipe for charred rice noodles and greens recipe.

By Emma Knowles & Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
Charred rice noodles and greens
Charred rice noodles and greens

This dish also works with pork, chicken or prawns.


  • 200 gm fresh wide rice noodles
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bunch gai lan (Chinese broccoli; about 200gm), stalks trimmed and thinly sliced, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • fish sauce and light soy sauce, To season
  • 2 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tsp water
  • roasted chilli flakes, caster sugar and lime wedges, To serve


  • 1
    Combine noodles with soy sauce in a bowl and season to taste with white pepper. Heat a well-seasoned wok over high heat, add noodles and cook without stirring until charred (2-3 minutes). Add half the oil, toss to combine and transfer to a bowl.
  • 2
    Heat remaining oil in wok, add garlic and stir-fry (1-2 minutes), then add gai lan and stir-fry until wilted (1-2 minutes). Add stock, season with fish sauce and light soy, then add cornflour mixed with water, bring to the boil and stir until it has a gravy consistency (1-2 minutes). Add noodles, toss to coat and serve seasoned with chilli flakes, sugar and lime squeezed over to taste.
  • Author: Emma Knowles & Lisa Featherby