Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
45 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 1/2 cup noodles)

Find the noodles and sambal on the ethnic aisle at the supermarket or in an Asian market.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a zip-top bag. Add beef to bag; seal. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning once. Remove steak from bag; reserve marinade. Thread steak evenly onto 8 (8-inch) skewers. Grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Combine reserved marinade and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute.

Step 3

Soak noodles in boiling water until tender; drain. Place noodles in a large bowl. Pour reserved marinade mixture over noodles; sprinkle with onions; toss. Serve with skewers.

Ratings & Reviews

Stacey1vg's Review

July 12, 2014
I used sirloin kabobs we had from our local meat guy. The meat was so tender. The sauce was so great with the rice noodles. I will def be making this again. This would be an easy company recipe I think. the kabobs were so quick cooking.

Amy5lauren's Review

March 24, 2014
We also stir-fried (with carrot shreds) instead of skewers. I found the marinade delightful! I didn't think it tasted to soy sauce-y, but then I like asian dishes. I was looking for another weeknight asian dish and this is it. If you like this, also try Asian Beef Rolls

mikoprice's Review

July 20, 2012

jmcintron's Review

March 13, 2011
Delicious! Super-easy marinade that tastes amazing with amazingly little effort. I used this marinade on cubed pork loin instead of beef, and the flavor was fantastic. I used only 1T of the sambal oelek because it really packs a punch (we love spicy food but this stuff is really strong) and I took another reader's suggestion and stir-fried the meat, then brought the reserved marinade to a boil in the stir-fry pan using a little beef stock to deglaze, then tossed the noodles in that. I'm wondering if boiling the reserved marinade will work to kill any bacteria if used to marinate chicken - because this is so good and so easy that I think it will become a staple.

MicheleMary's Review

August 02, 2010
This was a very good recipe; quick and easy to put together. I followed the recipe as shown except for using sweet & spicy chili sauce; it gave it a teriyaki type flavor. My husband grilled the skewers and the meat cooked nicely. We liked the flavor of the marinade with the noodles as well. I served roasted beets with this meal. I will make it again and would serve it to guests.

DQ2002's Review

July 28, 2010
This recipe is AWESOME! Even my 4 year old asks for it. We skip the sugar altogether and stir fry versus grill, although I would like to try broiling next time. After we simmer the sauce and water, I just throw the softened noodles in the pan and cook them in the sauce a little. YUM! Tonight I didn't have lime either, but added a little ginger since I had it on hand (just chopped it up in the food processor with the garlic). It was great! We serve it with sauteed red bell pepper strips and sauteed snow peas or snap peas. We make this recipe just about every other week. Love love love it!

carolfitz's Review

July 28, 2010
Don't choose this if you don't like strong flavors -- but if you do . . . this is super-easy and makes a great dinner. Served with simply-steamed asparagus. Excellent.

SAtownmommy's Review

July 12, 2010
This recipe was really good. I don't think it serves 4 people though, my husband and I are light eaters and we shared it with our one year old and maybe we could have feed another light eater. Next time I will add bell pepper and maybe some cherry tomatos, I felt like the meal could have used some veggies. I also think med-high was to hot so they were a little over cooked but it was a fast meal. Will make it again and again!

jeanne410's Review

June 03, 2010
great taste and simple to make

lizardstew's Review

May 24, 2010
This. Was. Goooooooood. The meat was so tender and flavorful. I couldn't find the wide rice sticks so I used the super skinny ones. I also totally overlooked the water but the noodles still tasted delicious. I thought the chile paste added the perfect amount of spice. Hubby, however, added some Sririachi to kick up the heat. I'll definitely make this again. Yum, yum, yum.