Cupboard Challenge! Rice Noodles and Shrimp Paste

Cupboard Challenge! Rice Noodles and Shrimp Paste

Faith Durand
Jan 26, 2007

Here's another Cupboard Challenge. In the spirit of la cucina povera and frugal living, I am really trying to use up the things in my cupboards.

This week it's extending to my produce drawer, too. I have a bad habit of buying things like ginger and onions in great quantity and then letting them go to waste. With the addition of another somewhat unfamiliar ingredient, this challenge is genuinely a bit trickier - for me anyway. Rice noodles, shrimp paste, fresh ginger and scallions that really need to be used up soon. What would you do with them?

Can I make something out of just these four things, plus spices, or do they really call out for something else to tie them together? I am going to play around with these things and I'll post a recipe next week.

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