Bored of the usual stir fry? It’s time to shake things up with my nutty noodle stir fry then! This dish features a delicious nutty sauce that is healthy and easy to make. It’s a great weekend treat. You can pick your favourite veggies, like I did, or keep it oriental with Bok Choi, bean sprouts, bunching onion, Chinese leek, bamboo shoots, and shiitake mushrooms.
Keep in mind that the nutty sauce will take over the flavour of most things if you put a lot, so don’t overindulge.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
For the noodles:
- 140g brown rice noodles, preferably udon
- 1 pepper
- 1 onion
- 5 leaves of Savoy cabbage or 2 pak choi
- 1 carrot
- 5 chestnut mushrooms
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 block of firm tofu, preferably peanut flavour
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp ground peanuts to garnish (optional)
For the nutty sauce:
- a knob of ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)
- 1/2 tbsp organic honey (use maple syrup to keep it vegan)
- 2 tbsp organic peanut butter, preferably crunchy
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp warm water
- Slice all the veggies.
- Heat the olive and sesame oil in a frying pan together.
- Add the onion and fry until soft.
- Add the rest of the veggies and fry until soft.
- In a separate frying pan, cook the tofu in olive oil (or coconut oil) until crisp.
- In the meantime, cook the noodles according to packaging instructions.
- Create the nutty sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. It’ll be quite thick, so make sure to stir well. If it looks too thick, add soy sauce or water and stir well.
- Once the veggies and noodles are cooked, mix them together in a pan with the dark soy sauce.
- Stir the nutty sauce in but leave some aside for the tofu. Mix well.
- You’ll need to coat the tofu with the nutty sauce separately, as it’s very delicate. You can do this in the pan you used to fry it.
- Serve the noodles with a few bits of tofu on top while warm.
- If you like, you can add ground peanuts on top to garnish.
- Enjoy the nuttiness!
For another noodle recipe of mine, check my gingery noodles with mushrooms post.