This easy-to-make main dish features a creamy, peanutty sauce, delightfully chewy noodles, and crunchy vegetables.
BOIL: Fill large saucepan halfway with water. Bring to boil over high heat. Carefully add noodles and edamame and stir with wooden spoon to combine. Return to boil and cook for 3 minutes.
MAKE SAUCE: While noodles and edamame sit, in large bowl, whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, and honey until smooth, about 1 minute. Whisk in ¼ cup hot water until fully combined.
DRAIN: When noodles and edamame are ready, drain noodles and edamame in colander in sink. Rinse with hot water and drain well.
TOSS: Add noodles and edamame to bowl with peanut sauce. Use tongs to toss noodles and edamame until evenly coated with sauce.
Rice noodles are noodles . . . made out of rice! They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are made to float in soup or soak up sauce. Some of the most common are rice vermicelli (superthin and delicate), rice sticks (straight and flat, used in this noodle bowl), and chow fun (wide, flat, and chewy). Rice noodles are especially popular in Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese cooking.