Kung Hei Fat Choy! What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than with a huge bowl of steaming chinese style noodles? Let’s be honest, this is a meal that I eat at least once a week and it changes every time. It’s the perfect food after a long day at work and comes together in 5 minutes. I speed up my stir fries using frozen garlic, chilli and ginger. These might be ingredients that you already use but to me they have been a revelation! I hate the wastage of buying fresh chillies and ginger because I never use the whole lot. I’ve never had a problem using up garlic but the frozen kind is just so much quicker and easier. The other ingredient I always have in my cupboard is a few packets of the Amoy Straight to Wok rice noodles. They are gluten free and have a nicer texture than the dried rice noodles that I often use.
For this recipe I used whatever vegetables I had in the fridge, my frozen ginger, chilli and garlic and some tamari soya sauce (I use this brand). Sometimes I add peanut butter or other nuts and seeds for added protein. Here is the recipe I used this time but feel free to change it up! Also feel free to change the amount of spice, oil or tamari you use to your taste. Let me know your combinations in the comments section.
Easy Chinese Noodles
- 1tsp frozen ginger
- 1 tsp frozen garlic
- 1 tsp frozen chilli
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp tamari
- Mixed vegetables (I used broccoli, red pepper, mushrooms, baby spinach, baby corn and carrot)
- Seeds/Nuts (I used pumpkin seeds)
- 1 packet of Amoy straight to wok gluten free noodles
- Heat the sesame oil in a large pan or wok and add the chilli, ginger and garlic.
- Stir fry the vegetables starting with the ones which need longer cooking times. I added the broccoli and mushrooms first then added the rest once they were almost cooked.
- Add the tamari and rice noodles and keep stirring until cooked. Be careful as the noodles may stick to the pan. If this happens add slightly more oil.
- Finally add your nuts/seeds and serve! Add more tamari if needed.
Have you been cooking up some chinese feasts this week? I’d love to hear about them!