Dinner’s ready in 20 minutes with this super Easy Udon Noodle Stir-Fry! This recipe is from fellow food blogger Emily Dingmann with A Nutritionist Eats. Emily’s take on this dish: Stir-fries are the answer for quick and healthy dinners and this one is SO good. It’s a flavorful noodle bowl that tastes like take-out AND is packed with protein and fresh vegetables.
Udon noodles – let’s talk about them! So you may have had them out, but chances are that you’ve never cooked with them. (At least I hadn’t until now.) Udon noodles are a Japanese wheat-based noodle. I love them because they are thick and have a great chewy texture and because they are frequently found fresh, you don’t even have to boil water, just throw right into the stir fry.
For this easy udon noodle stir-fry we’re going to quickly sauté some ground pork with mushrooms and Napa cabbage, and then an easy sauce. It’s another meal that includes all of the components I always go for (protein, veggies, flavor, starch!) in one bowl. Dinner’s ready in 20 — let’s get to it!
Ground pork and lots of fresh veggies are stir-fried and tossed with thick Udon noodles for this delicious bowl of everything!
Dinner is on the table in just 20 minutes with this super easy and flavorful Udon Noodle Stir-Fry dish!
- Peel and mince the ginger and garlic. Wash shiitake mushrooms with a wet paper towel and thinly slice. Slice the Napa cabbage.
- Heat a large pan (biggest you have!) over medium-high heat and add oil to pan once hot. Add the ground pork and cook for about 3 minutes, breaking up meat with back of a wooden spoon. Add in the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cabbage, noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fish sauce. Toss with tongs to combine well. If your pan is TOO full, cover for about a minute to help the cabbage wilt down.
- Top the noodles with green onions and sambal oelek. Serve immediately.
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I am seriously crazy for broccoli and tofu — two of my most favorite duos, especially in this super easy vegetarian stir-fry dish! Deputy Foodie Damien whipped it up for this week’s blog post so you can prepare this awesome recipe any day of the week. The baked tofu has a great firm texture and is so much healthier than the deep-fried version. I honestly could eat this entire portion myself! (Sucks for my hubbie)!
- 1 (8 oz.) block of extra-firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 small bunches broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Thai chili pepper, chopped (seeded for less heat)
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- Pinch of salt
- Cooked white or brown rice
- To bake tofu: Place entire block of tofu in a toaster oven at 275 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes until brown on outside. Remove and let cool. Cut tofu into bite-sized squares and set aside.
- Heat oil in a heavy wok on medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in chili peppers and chopped broccoli and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add hoisin sauce and tofu to coat, and stir-fry another 5 minutes until broccoli is just tender. Stir in pinch of salt to taste.
- Serve with a side of steamed white or brown rice.