Chef Ilene Rosen lives near Manhattan's Chinatown and often finds inspiration and ingredients in the local markets, like rice noodles, pickled mustard greens and fermented black beans.Plus: More Pasta Recipes and Tips

September 2001


Credit: © Anna Williams

Recipe Summary

6 to 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak the rice noodles in a large bowl of cold water until pliable, about 10 minutes.

  • In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the edamame until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water, then pat dry. Shell the edamame if necessary and transfer to a large bowl.

  • In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the noodles, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and pat dry. Add the noodles to the edamame along with the pickled greens and fermented beans, and toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil.

  • In a bowl, whisk the water with the rice vinegar, mustard and the remaining 1/3 cup of oil. Add to the noodles and toss. Add the fresh mustard greens, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The noodles can stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Suggested Pairing

A light but highly acidic and fruity California Sauvignon Blanc will point up the peppery greens and balance the tangy dressing.