If you've ever wished pasta weren't packed with carbohydrates, you're not alone. Too bad there's no such thing as no-carb pasta. Oh wait, there is.

The Japanase have a noodle by the name of shirataki that's made from a type of yam that's packed with dietary fiber but has no carbohydrates (some shirataki noodles are made out of tofu, which have a small amount of carbs). Shirataki are typically sold in wet form -- the noodles are bagged in liquid. Not only are they carb-free, but they're also cook-free -- all you do is rinse and drain them before adding them to a recipe. You can easily find shirataki noodles at Asian grocers or online.

We've rounded up some great recipes from around the web using shirataki noodles, including noodle salads, soups, stir-frys, curries and even a spaghetti-style recipe. See them in the slideshow below.

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  • Sukiyaki With Shirataki Noodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://merci-mama.com/girls-do-i-have-a-recipe-for-you/">Sukiyaki with Shirataki Noodles recipe from Merci Mama</a></strong>

  • Red Curry Coconut Shirataki Noodle Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2012/03/red-curry-coconut-noodle-soup-recipe.html">Red Curry Coconut Shirataki Noodle Soup recipe from Jeanette's Healthy Living</a></strong>

  • Shrimp And Shirataki Salad With Thai Flavors

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://askgeorgie.com/shrimp-and-shirataki-salad-with-thai-flavors/">Shrimp and Shirataki Salad with Thai Flavors recipe from Ask Georgie</a></strong>

  • Nikujaga With Shirataki Noodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://justonecookbook.com/blog/recipes/nikujaga/">Nikujaga with Shirataki Noodles recipe from Just One Cookbook</a></strong>

  • Shirataki Noodle Salad Handrolls

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://kirbiecravings.com/2011/09/noodle-salad-handrolls.html">Shirataki Noodle Salad Handrolls recipe from Kirbie's Cravings</a></strong>

  • Coconut Curry Shirataki Noodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mygarlicloveaffair.com/2010/04/shirataki-curry-noodles.html">Coconut Curry Shirataki Noodles recipe from My Garlic Love Affair</a></strong>

  • Vegetables, Turkey And Shirataki Noodles In Coconut-Peanut Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://jazzieandtahlia.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/veggies-turkey-and-shirataki-noodles-in-peanut-sauce.html">Vegetables, Turkey and Shirataki Noodles in Coconut-Peanut Sauce from Jazzie and Tahlia</a></strong>

  • Shirataki Noodle Salad With Bell Peppers And Peanut Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.apronstringsblog.com/zero-calorie-asian-style-noodles/">Shirataki Noodle Salad with Bell Peppers and Peanut Sauce recipe from Apron Strings</a></strong>

  • Shirataki Noodles And Spicy Peanut Sauce Stir Fry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://guiltykitchen.com/2011/12/22/kelp-noodles-and-spicy-peanut-sauce-stir-fry/">Shirataki Noodles and Spicy Peanut Sauce Stir Fry recipe from Guilty Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Shirataki Pad Thai With Scrambled Tofu

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vanilla-and-spice.com/2012/05/pad-thai-with-scrambled-tofu.html">Shirataki Pad Thai with Scrambled Tofu recipe from Vanilla and Spice</a></strong>

  • Shirataki Noodle Salad With Roasted Red Bell Peppers And Nori

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.phamfatale.com/id_2741/title_Shirataki-Yam-Noodles-Noodle-Salad-Recipe--Giveaway/">Shirataki Noodle Salad with Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Nori recipe from Pham Fatale</a></strong>

  • Shirataki Spaghetti

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://burpeesinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/spaghetti-esque-shirataki-noodles.html">Shirataki Spaghetti recipe</a></strong>


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