Ultra-low calorie stir-fry, using shirataki noodles

I ran across this idea quite by accident, led to it by a post on Quora.  If you do not know what Quora is, you ought to take a look.

Shirataki noodles are are very low carbohydrate, low calorie, thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from yam (elephant yam or the konjac yam).  The fiber in the noodles is also known as glucomannan and is sold in health food stores.  They have been eaten in Asian countries for ages.  Although the package says there are no calories in them (because of portion size), I think there are about 15 calories in 3 cups.  That makes the following very filling recipe about 90, plus whatever other vegetables you add.

This is still a work in progress, so if anybody tries this, let me know what you think


  • 3 cups of shirataki noodles/rice
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (or garlic powder if you are in a hurry)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • other vegetables as desired
  • 4 TBSP soy sauce


  1. Rinse noodle/rice under warm water for five minutes.
  2. Cook noodles in large pan over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and onions, and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the other vegetables.
  5. Stir for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the soy sauce over the noodles/rice and gently stir-fry to combine over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes or until the vegetables are done.  (You may need to add additional soy sauce, depending on the type and amount of vegetables you have added.)
  7. Remove from heat, and serve.

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