I “discovered” this product last year, a noodle that contains no calories, carbs, or gluten, yet fills you up while satisfying the strongest carb craving. Miracle Noodles really are a miracle in that way — a natural food that has no negative impact on your weight or blood sugar, comes with a very low glycemic index, and provides a great source of fiber at the same time. The noodles are made from glucomannan, a natural soluble fiber of the konjac plant (Amorphophallus konjac). Glucomannan, which has been used throughout Japan for centuries in many traditional foods (noodles and tofu, for example) can be made in a wide range of styles and shapes: angelhair, spaghetti, fettuccine, orzo, and rice, to name a few. To cook the noodles simply rinse them in boiling water and add them to any dish you like. You can eat them with sauce, vegetables, and/or meat, or they can be fried, baked, stewed, or braised — or just eaten as is.
So far, I’ve tried the rice, angelhair pasta, and fettuccine. My impression is that while the texture is not exactly like pasta as we know it, it comes close; close enough to make them a great alternative to the carb-rich kind. And if you are trying to lose weight or balance your blood sugar or even just go gluten-free, these noodles do the trick.
Here are some examples of the ways I’ve prepared and eaten Miracle Noodles: rice with butter — Yum! Miracle Noodle fettuccine with Alfredo sauce — Wow, yum! Miracle Noodle spaghetti with Marinara sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese — YUM!
Substitute these noodles for any of your regular pasta recipes, or create your own dish. Miracle Noodles have not yet become a household word, but its only a matter of time — spread the word!