• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    This streamlined version of a favorite Malaysian street food noodle dish, char kway teow, substitutes Spanish chorizo for the Chinese sausage sometimes used. The smoked paprika that flavors the chorizo may be far from traditional, but it adds another layer of depth to this seductive stir-fry of rice noodles with shrimp, egg, and jicama. There's just enough chile paste for a mild buzz of heat, but not so much that your mouth is on fire. If the jicama seems like a weird Mexican-Malaysian fusion idea, then you probably don't know that jicama is used in Asia, where it's known as Chinese turnip or potato. Its sweet crunch is reminiscent of fresh water chestnuts. Don't expect a supersaucy dish, but rest assured there's enough sauce to coat everything.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound (1/8- to 1/4-inch wide) dried rice stick noodles
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten with a pinch of salt
    • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
    • 1 tablespoon chile paste (sambal oelek) or Chinese garlic chile paste
    • 3 ounces Spanish chorizo, halved lengthwise, casing removed if desired (see Cooks' Notes), sausage thinly sliced crosswise
    • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/2 pound jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
    • 1 bunch scallions (greens only), cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch lengths
    • Lime wedges for serving
    • A 14-inch wok, preferably flat-bottomed, or a 12-inch heavy skillet

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 541 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 36 g 55.8%
    • Saturated Fat: 18 g 90%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 90 mg 29.86%
    • Sodium: 1243 mg 51.79%
    • Calcium: 124 mg 12.45%
    • Potassium: 318 mg 9.09%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.89%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 41 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 27.3%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 20.27%
    • Vitamin C 34.69%
    • Vitamin D 20.01%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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