String hopper Pilau with Ginger Lime Dressing

Today we had a potluck picnic of Indian families down at the park and I had a plan to make roti and sambol as it is an easy travel and easy share dish but my house was out of flour as we have been having amazing bread made by my hubby this week from the book Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast.

So I spied a packet of String Hoppers sent to me from my uncle in Australia and thought its a lovely day for a pilau with raw veggies mixed in and for the Indian inspiration add some flavours to match.

String Hopper (Rice Noodle) Pilau with Ginger Lime Dressing

String Hopper Pilau with Ginger Lime Dressing

Ingredients

1 packet String Hoppers  (available at Indian stores) 
or Rice Noodles (in the International aisle of Whole  Foods)
1 carrot grated
3 x spring onions sliced
As many tomatoes as you like
Lebanese Cucumber 
Avocado 
Coriander
1 cup Raw cashews
Dressing
Sesame oil 
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
Pickled Ginger
Fresh Ginger (using the Microplane) to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Method
1. Cook string hoppers using the directions on the packet – I poured boiled water on the dried noodles and it took 5 minutes. 
2. While the string hoppers are cooking grate your carrot in the food processor, slice your green onions, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander and avocado. 
3. Take the raw cashews and pulse them in the food processor.
4. Make the dressing by mixing the sesame oil, lemon and lime juice, pickled ginger and grate over some fresh ginger to taste. 
5. Get your salad bowl place the green onions, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander, cashews add the string hoppers and mix everything through.  
6. Dress your noodles with the ginger lime dressing and top with sliced avocado.
A super easy potluck meal and of so fresh and good for you! 

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