Everyone knows that noodles can be made at home, but many housewives limit themselves only to premium flour, as they mistrust the alternatives due to lack of information. In practice, it turns out that rye noodles are no less tasty than classic, and cooking it at home is quite simple.
Rye flour. Features
Today rye flour is gaining more and more popularity among the population, as there is a “boom” in a healthy lifestyle. Right now you can in practice make sure that everything new is well forgotten old, because rye has been loved in Russia since time immemorial.
Compared to conventional wheat flour, this product contains more healthy minerals and fiber. Although they are not much different in caloric content, the benefits of rye flour are all the more - they are recommended as an element of dietary nutrition and for the prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
However, before you cook noodles or bake bread, you should familiarize yourself with the practical characteristics of rye flour.
It’s important to understand that it contains less gluten, which is both good and bad. The bad thing is that such baked goods are worse baked. In some cases, it is strongly recommended to dilute such flour with a small portion of wheat, so that the dough you “made” is more connected, whole. The dough from one rye product will be inelastic, and it will be more difficult to roll it.
Not only in Russia
Rye, along with other cereals, is also popular in Japan. It is rarely used in its pure form, but soba is very common. This is Japanese rye flour noodles. Buckwheat and combined options are also found.
Soba is sold ready-made and dried in the form of thin strips connected in "portioned" bundles. Naturally, it is darker than classic wheat. There is also a variation called tya-soba. It has a dark green color, as it is kneaded on green tea.
Japanese rye noodles in Russian practice
Soba can be a great alternative to such harmful junk food - it takes only 5-7 minutes to cook, it perfectly absorbs the tastes and aromas of those products that you add to it. For example, you can make an excellent dish in just a quarter of an hour from the following ingredients:
- Japanese rye flour noodles - 250 grams;
- chicken breast - 200 grams;
- vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. spoons;
- bell pepper - 1 pc.;
- zucchini (as a last resort young squash) - 1 pc.;
- green onion - 5 pcs.;
- onions - 1/2 pcs.;
- chili sauce - 250 ml.
Boil the noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water, drain.
Cut chicken meat, zucchini and pepper into thin strips, onion in half rings and green onion just smaller. Place a deep frying pan over medium heat, heat and add oil. Put the meat with vegetables in the pan, stir constantly until the chicken is ready and the vegetables are browned. Pour in the chili sauce and let it boil.
Arrange the noodles in plates, on top - chicken with vegetables. Serve immediately.
With these hands!
And how to cook rye flour noodles at home? Very simple. It is enough to adhere to the following recipe:
- rye flour - 500 grams;
- chicken eggs - 3 pcs.;
- salt - 1/2 tsp;
- water - 120 ml;
- rye flour for adding - how much dough will take.
Sift flour onto a work surface with a slide, make a small depression in it. In turn, beat in the eggs and, adding water, begin to knead the steep dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes, until it becomes hard and stops sticking to surfaces. Important! Make sure the mass is homogeneous. Put the dough back in a bowl, cover and let rest for half an hour.
After that, divide the mass into three parts. Roll individually each very thinly. Leave the resulting layers in the open air for half an hour so that the noodle dough dries and hardens.
Now you can cut the noodles of the thickness that you need.
If you plan to serve it as a side dish, then boil in the same way as classic pasta, then season with butter.
On the first
Noodles can also be used in soups. For example, she will show herself perfectly in mushroom broth:
- saturated mushroom broth - 2 liters;
- boiled mushrooms - 300 grams;
- vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. spoons;
- salt to taste;
- pepper - to taste;
- rye flour noodles - 1/3 portion of the recipe above;
- favorite greens - to taste.
Cook the noodles, boil it and set aside. Put the mushroom broth on medium heat. As it boils, add oil, salt and pepper. Finely chop the mushrooms, add to the broth along with the already prepared noodles. Shuffle.
Pour finely chopped greens and remove from heat. Let it brew for 5 minutes and serve.
Hassle-free rye noodles
For those who do not like to be content with semi-finished products and at the same time have neither the strength nor the desire to stand for hours at the stove after work, this recipe:
- dry buckwheat noodles - 200 grams;
- peeled shrimp - 300 grams;
- processed cheese - 300 grams;
- water - 1 cup;
- soy sauce - 3 tbsp. spoons;
- salt to taste;
- pepper to taste.
Boil the noodles until cooked, rinse and discard to drain.
Put a deep frying pan over medium heat, put cheese, soy sauce and water in it. Stir the mass with a whisk until the whole sauce is dispersed. Add shrimp to the sauce, cook another 3 minutes.
Final step: rye noodles go to shrimp, mix and serve to the joy of loved ones. If desired, shrimp can be replaced with chicken.