Sothy with Rice Noodles
This Sri Lankan dish, a coconut curry, is one that Maya Kaimal's family has been making for many years. It's usually served with homemade rice noodles called iddyappam, but she has found rice sticks make a simple substitute. It's important, however, to get rice sticks the thickness of angel hair pasta, between vermicelli and fine spaghetti. Kaimal suggests making this only when fresh curry leaves are available.
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