When I think of comfort food it definitely involves a creamy texture. This one just uses a little bit of vegan cream cheese per serving which makes it a lot less naughty.
You can, as always, substitute veggies in this dish depending on your individual tastes.
I used Lotus Foods Jade Rice Noodles* to keep it gluten free. But feel free to use any type of preferred rice/noodle/grain.
*Make sure you buy the Ramen Cakes, not soup.
I remember first experiencing Forbidden Rice about 10 years ago while on a business trip for to San Luis Obispo, California. I could not believe how good it tasted and have added this yummy and healthy organic rice variety to my shopping list.
Recently the company, Lotus Foods, introduced their Forbidden Rice Noodles and they are a wonderful addition to dishes that best are complemented with a nutty-tasting base.
Even though the weather in Southern California has been unseasonably HOT this week, I just pumped up the AC and came up with this comfort-food specialty!