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Old 02-08-2017, 03:53 PM   #1
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More on Oat Fiber Shirataki- Tried Orzo

Decided to try the Konjac oat fiber shirataki in the orzo shape.

Had tried the "rice" by Miracle Noodles. I did not really care for it. The little balls just seemed too chewy and fake to me. I know, however, that the "rice" is the favorite of a lot of people here. No offense meant. It's all personal taste with these things.

My dinner tonight was the oat fiber orzo with Asian meatballs and peanut sauce.
Excellent! This is much more like Italian orzo in appearance and mouth feel. Yes, there is still more "chew" to it than either real rice or real pasta orzo.

The color is golden so I can't say it looks like either white or brown rice, but with a sauce, you're not seeing that anyway.

I see lots of possibilities for this product: risotto, rice pudding, a bed for gravy, etc. I used my microwave method for preparing the orzo. Have decided that is the easiest and best way.

Konjac has a winner, IMHO, with the oat fiber shirataki.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:14 PM   #2
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Well that's pretty-lookin' stuff! May have to find some and give it a try. Where did you buy it, Ginny?
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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Char, it's online. Konjac. You do have to buy a box of 24.
There is a box of mixed shapes but I'm not sure if the orzo is part of the sampling.

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I really like this pasta. I have the fettuccine kind. I'll buy the orzo next. the texture and taste is so much better than the regular shirataki.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:01 AM   #5
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I agree- texture is so much more like a normal noodle.
I have be eating the angel hair packs every day for the past 10 days!
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Me, three! I eat a pack almost every day.
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Char, it's online. Konjac. You do have to buy a box of 24.
There is a box of mixed shapes but I'm not sure if the orzo is part of the sampling.

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Old 02-10-2017, 09:53 AM   #8
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Oh, my, we need to start a support group: I, too, am eating a bag daily! It is a life saver on DD's, really rounds out the bag of cabbage slaw / Laughing Cow Cheese concoction.

I'm glad to hear the good review on the orzo; that is such a useful shape.

I'm planning to get the variety box next; there were a few odd looking things I was unsure of, but it's such a bargain to begin with. I'm impressed with their pricing, and fast delivery.
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Ginny, what do you do for a peanut sauce? I added a lot of PB2 powder to a Thai dish recently, and it wasn't peanutty enough for me.
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The oat fiber konjac noodles are awesome. I bought a box of the angel hair and am ready to move on to the orzo. I am having some for lunch as I type this!

I am also anxious to know if anyone has tried the tortillas???

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Old 02-10-2017, 01:34 PM   #11
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One more thing- I prep the noodles by rinsing them in the sink really well and then drying them out in a sautee pan on the stove. Works well for me.

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Hmmm, you skipped the boiling step? I DID notice yesterday after I rinsed a bag really well under hot water, that they tasted pretty neutral at that point. I will try going straight to the "dry fry" step (to which I add some lemon juice and Knorr bullion).

I've noticed after a 3 minute boil, they kind of shrivel up a bit.
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Hi Gabby!
I prepare them the same way- and they taste great!!
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In the variety pack, I saw a few shapes I think might be problematic: tortillas, shrimp, lasagne. All are bigger and thicker than the linguine, orzo, angel hair or fettuccine some of us have been using. I fear the "chewy" factor would increase ten-fold with the thicker shapes. Perhaps possible to cut them or pulse them in a food processor, but that's another step (and dishes) for a quick, simple food. Or, maybe I'm wrong!

My peanut sauce is never the same twice! Basically, though, it always contains: fresh grated ginger and fresh chopped garlic sautéed in a bit of neutral oil, chunky peanut butter (because I like it), tamari or soy sauce, hot sauce of some type, a bit of roasted Japanese sesame oil, and water, if needed, to thin out. Have used powdered peanut butter sometimes to thick up if I added too much water. Have yet to make a sauce with all powdered peanut butter, but I think it could be done.

Recently tried a Thai peanut sauce that had a base of coconut milk. Good, but just not what I'm used to (which is Chinese). Ended up adding all my Chinese ingredients to "fix" it. Now, I have lots of peanut sauce cubes in my freezer!
No worries, it's great on salad greens and grilled chicken, chicken and pork meatballs, and, of course, shirataki.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:18 AM   #15
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I don't boil them. Boiling them makes them too chewy for me. I rinse very well and then nuke in a nukeable colander to get out the extra water. At that point, I may or may not dry fry them depending on my prep.
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Okay, I've been making this too hard: I will skip the boil, and try Ouizoid's microwave tip.

"Peanut sauce cubes", I love it! Thanks for your "flexible" recipe

Yes, I'm planning to slice and dice up the odd oat fiber items..."Vegetarian Shrimp", what could that be??? I'm hopeful about the Tiny Pasta and Mini Pearl, I'll report back
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I skip the boil, too.
Just rinse in a micro-safe colander (I have a silicone one I can even use in my electric pressure cooker for hard cooked eggs), put colander over a bowl or dish, micro 2 min., drain, micro 2 min. again. If you use the bowl, just dump in the noodles and sauce. Easy and little cleanup.

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My dog wants everyone to know this was NOT her fault!

My variety pack arrived today, missing a few packages (17). I marveled over how full the last box was stuffed into a medium size flat rate box, and apparently that is not always successful!

Alas, non of the orzo made it, though I can report "tiny pasta" is pretty similar to small cous cous. I've requested the company send me the balance in orzo and angel hair, which looks like a useful size.

Today is a DD, and I enjoyed a bag of Oat Fiber Linguine with a can of Rotel tomatoes and 1 laughing cow cheese...a lot of yummy soup for 150 calories

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Sunny, let us know if you get any of the larger, thicker shapes and if you like them.
Could be useful info for those wanting to try the variety pack - myself included.

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I just ordered the variety pack and will report back after it comes. loving this stuff
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:31 AM   #21
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Wonderful!
TWO reports coming soon!!

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I just got my box of penne pasta. Haven't tried any yet. My box was torn up too but none were missing. Really hoping I like this as I am burned out on plain shirataki.
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Hmmm...I'm realizing it is important to NOT boil the pasta, but just rinse it; otherwise, it toughens up and somewhat defeats the "less rubbery" aspect of this oat fiber pasta. Thanks to everyone who clued me in on this!

Soon I will make a casserole with "rinsed penne"; I'm hoping baking it 30 minutes doesn't toughen the pasta.
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I don't know why I find this so amusing, the arrival of the "bulging beach ball boxes" of oat fiber pasta !

Kudos to Konjac Foods customer service: they immediately sent out a new full variety box, though I told them 7 from the previous box were fine.

The Mini Pearls look very useful, like large middle eastern style cous cous. Tiny pasta appears identical to the orzo, and Vegetarian Shrimp is like large kidney bean shaped dumplings.

So now that I have a lifetime supply of this pasta, I was wanting to know favorite ways people are using it...soups, casseroles, etc.?
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I made the penne. I found it very chewy much more so than the regular shirataki penne. I rinsed it then heated it in the micro then rinsed again. Maybe I toughened it somehow? It was good in my Asian stir fry but the texture was much too chewy for me. I should have ordered the angel hair. I will use this up but won't order more.
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I ordered the linguine..One bag was ripped and the box was a soggy mess, but made it okay.

This is pretty good stuff..I won't boil it and see how it is..I made beef and noodles and I thought they were good..
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Konjac Disappointment

Went to purchase the oat noodles, but the price was $29 which is ok,
but the shipping was $21.00 and that was not ok.
So I guess until Netrition decides to carry it that pasta is unavailable
to me.
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Hmmm, Barbo. With shipping, that makes a box of 24 packages come to about $2.08 each. I don't know the prices of CA Walmart stores, but here in SC, the available plain shirataki (NOT oat fiber plus konjac) noodles are around $2.28 each, plus tax. I rarely see more than three or four packages in the store at any given time and there is only the spaghetti shape.
Some grocery stores here don't stock them at all, but Walmart usually has them.

You probably have more availability and choice in So Cal.

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I have not found much in the way of Konjac food here in my area and the surrounding
towns to have much more than the spaghetti. There is a wonderful Asian store in
Costa Mesa, about 25 minutes each way...I'll keep looking.
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Barbo are you sure? I am in california too and I paid 40 bucks for the big box of 24 packages with shipping. You are saying it was 50 bucks (29+21) but I believe it will only be 40--look at it again!
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