Vegan Sesame Ginger Stir Fried Noodles With Vegetables

April 27, 2020
Missing your favourite takeaway? With this recipe, you'll see that it's easy and quick to make your own stir fried noodles. I changed this up by adding sesame oil and ginger: the sesame oil adds a sweet, nutty flavor which is complemented by the sharpness of the ginger. It's a great base recipe to transform whatever pasta and vegetables you have on hand into a nutritious and comforting meal. Throughout university, this was one of the top staple recipes (apart from, ahem, the classic instant ramen) which I could rely on every time. This has the added bonus of being healthier, with added fiber and vitamins from the vegetables. Since this dish comes together so quickly, this is also something you can make to feed a larger group or for a potluck. Enjoy!
vegan sesame ginger noodles

Vegan Sesame Ginger Stir Fried Noodles With Vegetables

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 4 servings
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  • 150g pack spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Chinese cooking vinegar, mirin or white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 cm piece ginger
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup green beans
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1. Prepare spaghetti by boiling as per instructions on your package. I usually boil to al dente which takes about 8-10 minutes.

2. While the spaghetti is boiling, heat the olive oil in a pan or wok. You want the pan to be hot to achieve ‘wok hei’ – this is important because this is the charred aroma that gives chinese stir fried noodles its distinctive taste.

3. Slice the onion and ginger thinly. Add to the pan and stir.

4. While the onion and ginger are sizzling away, chop up the mushrooms, red cabbage and beans. This is just what I had on hand, you can use whatever you have in the fridge.

5. Add the vegetables and stir fry on high for 2 minutes.

6. Drain and add the noodles. Stir constantly for 2-3 more minutes until the edges begin to turn golden brown (not black – you want the noodles to have crispy bits, not to burn your food 😊 )

6. Combine the sesame oil and vinegar. Stir through the noodles. It’s ready to serve! 😊

Also by Debbie: Malaysian Sweet Soy Sauce Noodles

Healthy Vegan Flourless Apple Bread

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Debbie was born in Malaysia and grew up in New Zealand. She loves writing, musicals, and living a plant based life. A digital marketer by day, she is also passionate about visual storytelling. She hopes to show that living a more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle can be simple and fun! Debbie has volunteered for social and environmental causes over the years, and interviewed Dr Jane Goodall on her 2018 world tour. Visit her Instagram @debbietan96 for snaps of delicious food and plants, and YouTube for music.


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