Friday, July 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Stir Fry with Noodles

Many apologies for being MIA yesterday.  I fully intended to post this and then got sidetracked.  And by sidetracked I mean a stranger rang our doorbell yesterday afternoon and I went full swing into all of the Criminal Minds and and CSI possibilities.

I'm sure the person was harmless, but instead of being normal and answering the door I crawl into our bedroom to peak and scope the person out through the blinds.  Then of course I go through the entire list of (highly unlikely) scenarios.....if they got in through the front door I could grab my phone and run back to our bathroom.  Then they would have 3 doors (bedroom, closet and bathroom) to get through before they got to me.  By then surely the cops would have arrived.

Or if they came in through the back porch I could run to the computer room.  But then they would only have 1 locked door to get through.

Better hope they come in through the front door....

Seriously?!  I get overly dramatic when it comes to things like that.  Needless to say, I didn't get this recipe posted yesterday.  Whoops.

This stir fry is easy, full of flavor, and highly adaptable.  You can add any veggies or protein you like depending on what you're in the mood for.  I chose chicken and a combo of fresh broccoli and bagged rainbow slaw (shredded broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and carrots) just because I didn't feel like chopping veggies all night long.  But add whatever you're craving.

Also, the recipe makes quite a bit of sauce.  I double the recipe from the original post because I ran out. I'd rather have too much than not enough :)

Quick and Easy Stir Fry adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Printable Version
3 C vegetables of your choice (I used fresh broccoli and bagged rainbow slaw from Kroger)
1/2 lb japanese wheat noodles
1 1/2 C protein
olive oil
sesame seeds for topping, if desired

6 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
dash red pepper flakes

Cook noodles according to package instructions.

The little guys are done in 3 minutes.

Add olive oil to wok or skillet (start with 2 Tbsp and add more as needed) and cook protein over medium-high heat.  When protein is about halfway done add veggies.  *You may need to adjust cooking times depending on your protein and veggies.  i.e. chicken takes longer to cook than shrimp

Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients in pan over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook until brown sugar is dissolved.  Make sure not to burn.

Add cooked and drained noodles to veggie/protein mix and slowly add sauce until desired flavor is reached.  You will probably have sauce left over, but this way there is extra for dipping if desired.


  1. This stir fry looks perfect! I'm getting SO hungry, I haven't had breakfast yet, and I'm actually tempted to make this...

    1. Don't worry, I ate some of the leftovers for breakfast :) I figured it's got veggies, protein and fiber from the noodles, right??

  2. This looks delicious AND easy...perfect combo after a long day at work. I'm pinning it for later. Thanks!

    1. That's exactly when I fixed it...long day, not much time to cook, yet I'm still starving for some good yummy dinner. Enjoy!


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