Rice noodles with leek and seitan (Mongolian noodles)

Rice noodles with leek and seitan (Mongolian noodles)

Ingredients: (for 4 persons)

  • 200g rice noodles
  • 200g seitan (or you could also use tofu)
  • 1-2 large leeks

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 3dl cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli
  • 7 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour (or potato starch)


  1. Cut seitan (or tofu) and leek.
  2. In 3dl cold water mix 2 tablespoons rice flour and add chilli with soy sauces and curcume.
  3. Fry seitan in a pan with some oil (I used sunflower oil) untill it gets just a little crispy.
  4. Put the rice noodles in hot water (prepare as said on the package, but usually it takes only 3 minutes to soften).
  5. Add diced leek to seitan in a pan and when it becomes softer add rice noodles.
  6. Add the chilli-soy sauce mixture and keep stirring. Bring it to a boil and if the sauce is too thick add some water.

You can always add some soy sauce if you like more salt and this recipe is a bit spicy so if you like it milder just use less chilli.