Another simple dish that is easy to make is Pancit Bihon. This is another recipe my wife shared with me, and I have tweaked to make it my own.
Pancit is very thin rice noodles. You can make them with meat and vegetables. My recipe includes the following:
- 1 bag of Pancit Bihon
- Olive or canola oil
- 2 large carrots, chopped into small pieces
- 2 celery, chopped the same size as carrots
- 1 onion, chopped the same
- Cooked chicken, shredded, chopped
- Shrimp, shell or no shell (optional)
- Salt, Black pepper
Soak the noodles in warm/hot water for nearly 30 minutes. This process softens the noodles. Be mindful that over heating these noodles will kill the dish.
Chop your vegetables and get them ready as this is a pretty fast process. Lightly oil a large wok or cooking dish. Add your vegetables and sauté for 8-10 minutes until they begin to soften. Add the chicken and shrimp (optional) and mix. Salt and pepper the mixture. Drain your noodles, however reserve a half cup of the water. Add the noodles to the mix and with a couple of large spoons, toss and turn to mix everything together. Add about 1/4 cup of soy sauce, and keep mixing. Add more pepper to your liking.
Taste and add more soy sauce, salt or pepper, if needed. Serve immediately. This dish is really good as a leftover as well.