Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor."
-Graham Kerr, Chef

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This is a super easy recipe. Because the ingredients all cook quickly it really does only take about 5 minutes to cook. If you want it to be spicier, add another half teaspoon of chili oil. If you want it less hot, don't add any the other spices are enough to give this great flavor without the heat.

Shiitake Mushrooms

The Japanese suffix "take" means "mushroom" and the Shiii tree is the tree on which these lovely mushrooms grow naturally. They are indigenous to Korea and Japan, and for years they were available around the world only as dried mushrooms. Fortunately, they are now widely cultivated and available fresh.

The cap is broad and flat, ranging in color from a tan to dark brown. The stems are tough and woody, but add earthy flavor to soups and stocks, so don't toss them out. As with all mushrooms, the clear indication of quality is a veil that is still closed on the underside of the cap covering the spores. Shiitake Mushrooms 


Spicy Shrimp and Rice Noodles - Low Sodium Version

Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 ounces noodles with 4 ounces shrimp

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 cup water
1 tsp five-spice powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp chili oil
2 tsp low sodium soy or gluten-free tamari sauce
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 lime (juiced)
2 medium carrots (peeled and diced)
4 ounces small shiitake mushroom caps
3 ounces snow peas
4 ounces rice noodles
8 ounces shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 Tbsp cilantro

Mix the water, five-spice powder, paprika, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, chili oil, soy or tamari sauce, maple syrup and lime juice in a small bowl. Place the sauce in a large skillet over high heat.

Add the diced carrots. When the sauce boils, add the mushrooms, snow peas, rice noodles and shrimp. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to a thick sauce. Stir only once or twice.

Serve topped with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 ounces noodles with 4 ounces shrimp

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 430 Calories from Fat 37
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 495mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
    Sugars 7g  
Protein 29g  
Vitamin A 222% Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 13% Iron 31%
Vitamin K 23 mcg Potassium 894 mg
Magnesium 89 mg