Vegan Rice Noodles Recipe

These flavor-loaded, vegan rice noodles are perfect for those times when you need to throw together a meal ridiculously quickly. This can literally be prepared in the time it takes to boil a kettle of water, plus three minutes. These are the kind of noodles that don’t need to be boiled – just soaked in boiling water for three minutes and they’re done.

What to serve with these vegan rice noodles

If you’re looking for a tasty protein to add to this dish, try some extra firm tofu in this easy tofu marinade. It’s loaded with flavor from fresh garlic and ginger.

A white bowl filled with vegan rice noodles with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

Ingredients and substitutions

I love how the noodles get infused with the flavor of the curry powder just from sitting in the hot water. You could substitute Chinese five spice powder instead of curry powder if you prefer.

I opted to use brown rice noodles in this recipe but you can substitute white rice noodles if you prefer.

I used baby spinach in these vegan rice noodles but you can also substitute and type of baby greens you prefer. Baby kale would work well too because like baby spinach, it wilts quickly from the residual heat and doesn’t require lengthy cooking.

Optional additions

Some other delicious additions to these vegan noodles would be some finely sliced red, green, or yellow peppers, finely sliced carrots, zucchini, red onion, scallions, or mushrooms. You can add really any veggies you like to create a more substantial dish using whatever you have handy and enjoy.


I topped these noodles with some sesame seeds, but sometimes I also like adding some chopped peanuts or cashews for a little crunch and some extra protein. If you have any leftover cooked tofu or tempeh to use up, that would be a perfect addition to this dish to up the protein factor too.

If you like your noodles on the spicier side, some freshly chopped chilis would be perfect on top of these noodles. I used dried chilis this time but the fresh stuff is even better if you like things hot.


Store these vegan rice noodles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Noodles piled high in a white bowl.

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A white bowl filled with vegan rice noodles with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.
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Vegan Rice Noodles Recipe

These gluten-free, vegan rice noodles are a ridiculously quick and meal. They're perfect for busy weeknights or whenever you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 249kcal


  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 200 g brown rice noodles
  • 2 cups raw baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: sesame seeds and dried chili flakes


  • Begin boiling a kettle of water.
  • While you’re waiting for the kettle to boil, place the noodles in a pot and add the baby spinach, garlic, and curry powder.
  • When the water is boiled, pour it into the pot to completely cover the noodles/spinach, then let them soak in the boiled water for three minutes before straining and discarding the soaking liquid.
  • Toss the noodles with salt, pepper and sesame oil, then garnish with sesame seeds and chili flakes, if desired


  • Store these vegan rice noodles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1407IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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