Recipe Post: Asian Fusion Noodles & Steamed Veggies

I had a chance to experiment in the kitchen over the weekend and came up with this fun little noodle dish.  It’s loosely based on just about every other Asian noodle dish recipe I’ve tried, and for a quick recipe I think it came out rather well!

Note: I only made one serving and extrapolated the larger recipe from that, so all the pictures are for single-serve.

asian fusion noodles

Asian Fusion Noodles & Steamed Veggies
serves 4

8oz. your noodles of choice (I used thin wheat spaghetti, but you could use rice noodles, soba, linguine, or any long, thin noodle.)
1 tbsp. sesame oil

2tbsp. soy sauce
2tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1/4tsp. hot pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced

6-8 cups assorted diced/sliced veggies (cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, whatever you like!)

sesame seeds

1) Cook the noodles according to package directions.  Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.  Toss with the sesame oil and set aside.

noodles with sesame oil

2) In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, hot pepper flakes, and garlic.  Set aside.

asian fusion sauce

3) Steam the veggies until tender.  How long depends on the type of veggies. Harder veggies like carrots can take up to 10 minutes.

steamed veggies

4) Once the veggies are done, add them to the noodles, pour the sauce over everything, and toss to combine.  Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds and serve immediately.

asian fusion noodle bowl

You can also toss in some tofu cubes done up any way you like them.  Stir-fried or baked would be especially good, but you could steam them in with the veggies, as well.