What’s more satisfying than a big bowl of noodles made from fresh veggies like zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, spring onion, and garlic? The answer is plain: this dish is truly hard to beat. But how do you make veggie noodles at home? Read further and you’ll learn how to make veg noodles for your friends and family.
A noodle stir-fry can be filling and nutritious if you load your veg noodles recipe up with fresh vegetables and season it right with chili sauce and sesame oil. Are your taste buds watering yet?
Want to know how to make veg noodles from scratch? Check out this recipe to make healthy and tasty veggie noodles at home (plus a bonus Asian stir-fry recipe).
Try This Homemade Vegetable Noodles Recipe to Make Veg Noodles at Home With Fresh Ingredients
When making a stir-fried noodle dish like the one here, you’ll want to use one of two types of noodles: egg noodles or vegetable noodles. Whichever you choose for your veg noodles recipe, do your best to locate the best quality noodles. If you’re looking to make an entirely vegan dish, opt for the vegetarian noodles.
Veg Hakka noodles are Chinese noodles boiled and then stir-fried with sauces and fresh, delicious vegetables and animal protein. Hakka noodles are made from unleavened dough (rice work best). And you’ll find them either in the refrigerator section of your grocery store or you may also find dried noodles on your grocer’s shelves.
When a noodle is cooked just right, it’s not soggy and it’s not mushy. You want to undercook your noodles just slightly so they still have some bite to them. Plus, the noodles will continue to cook when you mix them with your fresh vegetables and sauce.
And here’s a helpful hint: Once you strain your noodles, rinse them in cold water. You can also keep them soaking in a bowl of cool water or drizzle a little bit of sesame oil over them so they won’t stick together.
Tasty Asian Noodles With Fresh Veggies
What You’ll Need:
Prep Your Noodles
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 cup of noodles
- 6 cups water (for boiling)
- 6 cups cold water (for rinsing)
Prep Your Sauce
- 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1Tbsp red chili sauce
- ½ Tbsp white vinegar
- ¾ tsp black bean & garlic sauce
- ¼ cup vegetable stock
- 1 tsp stevia
- ½ tsp cornstarch
Enhance Your Dish
- 1 large onion
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- ½ Tbsp minced ginger
- 4Tbsp sesame oil
- Red bell pepper – 1 medium, julienned
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- ½ cup bean sprouts
- 6 sliced spring onions
- Salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
What To Do:
- Start by cooking your noodles. Boil 6 cups of water. Add your noodles. Boil them till they are just about cooked. In other words, take them off the heat about a minute before you think you should.
- Strain your noodles. Make sure to rinse them in cold water.
- Let your cooked noodles rest in a bowl of cold water until you need them again. Set aside.
- To make your sauce, combine your soy sauce, vegetable stock, bean and garlic sauce, white vinegar, chili sauce, cornstarch, and stevia. Set your sauce aside once it’s mixed.
- Heat your sesame oil in a wok until it starts to smoke. Add in your onions, ginger, and garlic. Stir-fry for one full minute.
- Then toss in your julienned carrots, mushrooms, and spring onions. Stir-fry for another full minute. Sprinkle your red pepper flakes over the stir-fry. Add any remaining vegetables (yellow bell pepper, peas, etc.) and stir-fry until it looks good to you.
- Add your sauce. Test for salt and pepper. Add to taste.
- Take your rinsed noodles and drain the water out. Add them to your stir-fry and toss all together. Finally, toss in your bean sprouts.
And that’s all there is to it. Dish out your Asian noodles and fresh vegetables. For an added pinch of flavor and texture, sprinkle some sesame seeds over top. And dig in!
What Vegetables Work Well to Make Veggie Noodles? Zucchini, Carrots, Bell Pepper, and More
Again, fresh veggies are going to elevate your noodle recipe whether you’re making chow mein with Hakka noodles or any other kind of dish with stir-fried noodles. One of the greatest things about making veggie noodles at home is the juxtaposition of textures and flavors in just one dish.
Carrots can add a lovely sweetness to your dish and if you chop them small enough, you may end up with that sweet crunch in almost every bite. Bell peppers are another great vegetable for noodle dishes. Their sweet crunch has a bite carrots don’t have — evening out the flavor profile.
A handful of fresh peas can also elevate your Hakka noodles dishes. Just a little pop of earthiness can go a long way to rounding out the tastiness of your meal. And zucchini is wonderfully mild and will soak up the flavors of your sesame oil or chili sauce. (Try cooking your zucchini for less time to keep it from getting soggy.)
When it comes to adding fresh vegetables to your Hakka noodles dish, the world is your oyster. Spring onions, sweet yellow onions, garlic, and fresh mushrooms are also great staples to throw into your dinner if you want to make your meal a bit hearty.
Asian Vegetable Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe: Veg Noodles, Fresh Vegetables, and a Sweet Chili Sauce
There is a massive variety of different ways in which you can enhance your dish once you’ve mastered the basics of your veg noodles recipe. For a different flavor profile, swap the sesame oil for coconut oil or peanut oil. These will alter your veg noodle recipes just enough to make them feel reimagined.
You’re sure to love this dish and keep finding ways to update and perfect it. Asian vegetable noodle stir-fries are filling, healthy, and hearty. Enjoy.