This is a great summertime - or anytime - vegetarian side dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water to cool.

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  • Place pasta in a large bowl, and toss with the sesame oil, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper. Add the red bell pepper and cilantro and toss again until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

281.2 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 44.3g 14% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 25.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
Pretty good with a few changes to add flavor. I added 2 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp of sugar and about 1/4 cup of rice vinegar. I also doubled the amount of cayenne pepper in total substituted scallions for cilantro. Next time I may add some ginger too. Goes great accompanied with a hot stir fry. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/04/2003
Sorry didn't care for this at all and will never make again. It was spicy but that is all. The flavors never seemed to meld together even overnight. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
Pretty good with a few changes to add flavor. I added 2 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp of sugar and about 1/4 cup of rice vinegar. I also doubled the amount of cayenne pepper in total substituted scallions for cilantro. Next time I may add some ginger too. Goes great accompanied with a hot stir fry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
We have this at least once a month. It's so easy to play around with...adding as you please. I always add in stir-fried chicken and what ever veggies I have stir-fried along side like cabbage and cauliflower. Just toss it all together and season. I usually toss the noodles with garlic oil (garlic crushed with a motar and pestel and fried in oil till golden) before I add other ingredients. My hubby is not a fan of sesame oil so I leave that out. Use your imagination with this. Thanks Ashley. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/04/2003
Sorry didn't care for this at all and will never make again. It was spicy but that is all. The flavors never seemed to meld together even overnight. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2007
This did start out as a bland pasta dish. I added feta cheese and it perked up and was great! Definately will be on my favorite list. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2007
We liked this in our house. I used short curly noodles instead of speghetti and it was much easier to eat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2009
The dish is very simple and tasty and can be customized with anything you have on-hand for variety. I used the above recipe and added a little extra soy sauce some halved grape tomatoes and some sliced green onions and I squeezed in a lime for a little extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/22/2006
A little bland. I used rice noodles instead of spaghetti to make it a little more authentic asian and tried adding more cayenne pepper to add more flavor but it just made my mouth burn without adding any flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2006
I found it to be quite bland. I added a few extra dashes of soy sauce than what it said in the recipe and it was still tasteless. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2008
Not bad. I used a bit more cayenne pepper than stated and also added some sesame seeds. I would recommend chopping the peppers; I think it would be easier to eat.:) Very quick and simple thanks. Read More
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