Egg Noodles or Rice?
February 22, 2020 12:45 PM   Subscribe

I'm braising some short ribs and wonder what I should serve them over.

Beef short ribs braised at º225 for 8 hours. Seasoned with garlic, pepper, salt and a little brown sugar. I also added a chopped-up large onion, a handful of chopped potato, and a handful of baby carrots. There was a glug of olive oil in the braising pan, and about a 1/3 cup of red wine added.

My plan is to pull the meat and add some Bisto and mushrooms to the pot to make a quasi-pan sauce.

The question is this: Serve over rice or extra-wide egg noodles?
posted by valkane to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oh, and I also chopped up half a serrano pepper and threw in there with the braise, in case it makes a difference.
posted by valkane at 12:48 PM on February 22, 2020

third option: polenta. But if you are limited to those two, I'd say egg noodles every time.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 12:58 PM on February 22, 2020 [4 favorites]

Egg noodles.
posted by nathaole at 1:03 PM on February 22, 2020 [2 favorites]

We were saying here: grits or polenta.
posted by Namlit at 1:17 PM on February 22, 2020

Mashed potatoes. But if you are limited to noodles or rice, yeah probably noodles.
posted by Athanassiel at 1:22 PM on February 22, 2020 [2 favorites]

Egg noodles will be glorious and all these other people can keep their culinary pretensions to themselves to enjoy.
posted by DarlingBri at 1:39 PM on February 22, 2020 [6 favorites]

As an Asian person I would gravitate toward the rice and I’d probably eat this with kimchi.

But I flipping love egg noodles and they are hard to find in the UK so I’d be tempted with that just for the novelty.

You really can’t go wrong either way and I feel like you’ve only posted this question to show off to everyone about your glorious dinner.
posted by like_neon at 2:16 PM on February 22, 2020 [3 favorites]

For a cooking adventure, make German spaetzle.
posted by tmdonahue at 2:46 PM on February 22, 2020 [2 favorites]

As a humblebrag, yeah, it qualifies. But honestly, I was torn. My wife is asian, and the more rice I involve is welcome. Anyway, I went with noodles, and everyone here was right. They were more intrinsic to the dish, and yeah, it was good.

but yeah, now I want to do spaetzle and polenta.
posted by valkane at 2:52 PM on February 22, 2020

posted by aramaic at 8:02 PM on February 22, 2020

« Older Anti-Social, No-Spare-Room Having, Heavy Bag...   |   What kind of rug pad should we get? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.