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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Udon Noodles, Fresh Veggies and Savory Chicken Broth

This is what I had for lunch today! Y.U.M! This is the kind of food that warms me from the inside out! I just can't get enough! It was super quick and easy to make and full of fresh and savory flavor! Enjoy!
First julienne 1 red pepper and cut the stringy ends off of a handful (1 1/2 cups) snow peas. Fill a saute pan 1/2 in deep with good quality chicken stock. Boil/steam the prepared veggies for 3 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Chicken flavor Fortune Udon noodles can be found in the refrigerated section where prepared salad greens and coleslaw is found. These noodles are awesome! It's like a healthy more hearty version of Top Ramen! If you can't find these at your local grocery store, by all means, use regular udon noodles and cook them according to the package. Only instead of boiling them in water, use chicken stock. For 14 ounces of noodles, use 2 1/2 cups chicken stock. Add a little onion powder, about 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chili paste and turmeric all to taste and you are good to go! If you can find these at your grocery store, cook according to the package except lessen the water to 1 1/4 cups per package. Two packages are needed for the amount of veggies used! Serves 3-4!
Once the broth is hot and the noodles are cooked (2-3 minutes). Add a cup of fresh baby spinach and the sauteed veggies! I like to add a little ground chili paste to this mixture for some added spice and heat! But totally optional! Hmmm...I think I'll make this for dinner as well! It's that good!

images by Kara


kalanicut said...

I have been craving Udon noodles for a week or so. We even went out for Japanese food a couple of days ago, but none of the Udon options were exciting me, darn it. Now I have a recipe I can try on my own. Hooray! Thanks!

BeMePhotography said...

Kara...LOVE the photography on these! I'm sure the recipe is delicious too, but I just can't help but notice the photos :-)

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

A healthy, more hearty version of Ramen? I've been waiting for this day...

LaRee said...

So yummy and healthy! Great recipe!