Rice Noodles with Chinese Style Black Bean Sauce

1 package rice noodles
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 can black beans

Soak noodles in enough water to cover at least 1 hour.


Heat sesame oil in saucepan. Add shallot and garlic and cook slowly until translucent. Add in remaining ingredients and keep warm until noodles are ready.


Cook noodles according to package directions. Toss with black bean sauce and serve.

Even with all the spicy sounding stuff, the rice noodles/black beans was a little bland. We added sweet hot chili sauce 🙂