I took my mom's version of this noodle dish and added my own touches to make it easier. Mom immigrated from the Philippines and often we would eat pancit, one of the country's most famous noodle dishes. I've lightened up my version by removing the meat and adding more vegetables. I also took some short cuts like using bagged tricolor slaw mix. You can substitute other vegetables you have on hand if desired.
If you eat fish / seafood, shrimp is a good addition, too. —Jasmin Baron,
While touring Door County, I sampled this salad. As soon as I got home, I wrote the lady who'd made it requesting the recipe. The mix of rice, vegetables and orchard-fresh fruit is a tasty way to remember Wisconsin's premier cherry-growing area. —Yvonne Gorges, New London, Wisconsin
"This dish has been a favorite of ours for several years," writes Dawn Behrens of Waipahu, Hawaii. "We really like the spicy-sweet Thai flavors. Cooking is my passion-I always enjoy trying new recipes."
Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish. The crisp-tender veggie combo goes with a variety of entrees and is ready in minutes.
"This satisfying salad is crunchy, nutty and sweet all at the same time," relates Barb Mickelson of Glenwood, Iowa. "To speed up preparation, I use chow mein noodles instead of fried wonton wrappers called for in the original recipe," Barb notes.
My love for seafood has carried over from childhood, when we used to fish together as a family. So I was happy to find this change-of-pace recipe that combines stir-fry with seafood. It tastes like a special treat but is a breeze to prepare.—Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan
“I came up with this recipe after trying a similar appetizer pizza at a restaurant,” says Cheryl Taylor of Ortonville, Michigan. “It’s a great way to use up leftover grilled or baked chicken. And it’s a breeze to vary based on everyone’s tastes.”