As Asians, rice is the number one staple food we cannot exclude from most of our meals. Although rice is a superior carbohydrate for all of us, there are times when we just want to slurp on some delicious noodles instead. Instead of making yourself an unhealthy bowl of instant noodles, try one of these three noodle recipes that will fill your stomach, delight your tastebuds, and nourish your body.
Chinese Scallion Oil Noodles
A simple and aromatic bowl of noodles packed full of flavour. This recipe is adapted from The Foodie Takes Flight.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Step 1: In a pot, heat enough water until it boils. Cook the wheat noodles/egg noodles/spinach noodles until soft but still chewy. Drain the water.
Step 2: Heat ¼ cup of oil in a large wok or pan using medium-low or medium heat respectively. Add the white part of the scallions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Then, add the green parts and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. When the scallions are lightly brown and crisp, remove them from the oil.
Step 3: Add the sugar, soy sauce and dark soy sauce to the wok or pan. Maintain the medium/medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, drain the noodles from the water and quickly rinse through cold running water to remove the starch.
Step 4: Add the cooked noodles into the scallion oil and mix well to coat.
Step 5: Return the noodles and oil to the wok and toss to coat. Season with soy sauce and pepper to taste. Then, cook for another 1 to 2 more minutes.
Step 6: Garnish with more scallions and coriander. Serve immediately.
A savoury stir-fried noodle with loads of nutritious ingredients. This recipe is adapted from Rasa Malaysia.
Step 1: Soak the egg noodles or spinach noodles in cold water for about 5 minutes, or until the noodles soften. Drain the excess water and set it aside.
Step 2: Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
Step 3: In a skillet or wok, heat up 2 tablespoons of oil and the garlic. Stir-fry until light brown or aromatic. Add the chicken and shrimp and stir-fry until they are half-cooked. Then, add the cabbage and carrot into the wok and stir-fry for another 30 seconds.
Step 4: Add the noodles and sauce mixture into the mix and stir-fry until well combined and completely cooked.
Step 5: Garnish with chopped scallions, cook for another 30 seconds before serving.
Sesame Ginger Noodle Salad
A sweet and sour noodle salad with plenty of colourful vegetables. This recipe is adapted from Simply Recipes.
Ingredients You’ll Need:For the salad:
For the dressing:
Step 1: In a pot, boil enough water to cook the egg noodles or spinach noodles. Add a tablespoon of salt. Stir frequently to prevent noodles from sticking together. Then, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Spread the noodles out on a sheet pan to air dry.
Step 2: Steam the broccoli florets for 4 minutes. Then, remove from the pot and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, toss the cooked noodles together with soy sauce to coat well. Let it sit to absorb the sauce.
Step 4: In a mini chopper or food processor, pulse the ginger, sugar, garlic and red pepper flakes until finely ground. Add the vinegar and oils to the mixture. Pulse again until well blended.
Step 5: Toss the dressing ingredients with the noodles until completely coated. Then, add in the cooked broccoli, sliced green onions, capsicum, cabbage, carrot and mung bean sprouts.
Step 6: Serve immediately.
With these three noodle recipes, you’ll never have to worry about not having rice to eat again. Grab a pack of healthy egg noodles or spinach noodles from Amigo SG, a sauce and noodle supplier in Singapore, to satisfy your noodle cravings today.