1 x 30g pack of Merchant Gourmet Dried Mixed Mushrooms
4 spring onions
1 pack of radishes
2 nests of rice noodles
2 tbsp of agave syrup
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
1 red chilli
A thumb-size piece of ginger
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp of soy sauce
Fresh coriander (try growing your own with The Stem's Hydro-Herb Kit
Boil 200ml of water and pour over the dried mixed mushrooms, leave to soak.
In a wok, heat the sesame oil and fry thin slices of aubergine until soft and browning. Drain the soaked mushrooms and add to the pan, keeping the soaking liquid.
In the meantime, peel carrots and cucumber into ribbons and put into a large bowl. Add the sliced spring onions and radishes.
Soak the rice noodles as per packet instructions and cool under running water then dress with sesame oil and lime juice and add to the mixing bowl.
Whisk up the agave syrup, rice vinegar, lime juice, chopped chilli, garlic and ginger with a splash of the mushroom soaking liquid. Add the dressing to the pan with mushrooms and aubergines and reduce slightly to become thick and sticky.
Pile into the bowl with rice noodles and vegetables and serve topped with peanuts, fresh chopped coriander, lime juice and optional extra sliced red chillies.
Recipe courtesy of Merchant Gourmet
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