This dish is not only delicious, but also nutritious. Udon noodles are a type of Japanese noodle made from thick-cut wheat flour. They’re typically added to broth-based dishes, but here they’re stir-fried with vegetables and a spicy peanut sauce. This meal will fill you up, but it’s not too heavy to eat on a warm day. Complete the meal by serving it with steamed rice.
Udon Noodles and Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce
- minus one udon noodle package
- a quarter of a cup of smooth peanut butter
- a quarter cup of soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- One tablespoon of hot sauce with garlic
- a quarter cup of vegetable stock
- minus 2 minced garlic cloves
- :1 grated fresh ginger
- 1 julienned red pepper
- Zero julienned carrots
- scallions chopped, 1/4 cup
- a quarter of a cup of cilantro chopped
- Thai cuisine is highly regarded among us here at The Healthy Maven. I really appreciate that the dishes are full of flavor and life but still manage to be relatively low in calories and high in nutrients. One excellent example is this dish. It's loaded with vegetables and has just the right amount of heat, sweetness, and tang from the peanut sauce. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to put together.
- Noodles can be prepared by bringing water to a boil and then cooking them as directed on the package. Noodles of any kind will do, but brown rice noodles and soba noodles are my personal favorites. Get the vegetables ready while the noodles are cooking. If you don't have the same vegetables that I did (broccoli, bell pepper, snow peas, carrots, and mushrooms), use what you do have.
- The noodles should be drained once they are done cooking and then rinsed in cold water. This will prevent them from becoming overcooked and mushy. Put the noodles and the vegetables in a big bowl and set them aside.
- The sauce can be made by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl or jar and whisking them together until smooth. Then, once it's been poured, toss the noodles and vegetables to coat them. Serve right away, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
How to Perfect Your Spicy Peanut Sauce for Udon Noodles and Vegetables
Assuming you have everything on hand, here are some helpful hints for whipping up a delicious dish of udon noodles and vegetables doused in a spicy peanut sauce:
-Before you cook the udon noodles, give them a good rinse to get rid of the excess starch. They won’t get mushy and stuck together like that.
Noodles should be cooked in rapidly boiling water for only a few minutes, until they reach a “al dente” texture. Overcooking will cause them to fall apart, so be careful.
Rinse the cooked noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process and discard the hot water. They should then rest in a colander while the vegetables are being prepared.
-When preparing the vegetables, it is recommended that you use only fresh, in-season produce. If fresh vegetables are unavailable, frozen ones can be used instead. Before adding them to the pan, thaw and drain the frozen vegetables.
-Keep the vegetables’ crunch by stir-frying them quickly over high heat. To prevent them from sticking, add more oil to the pan as necessary.
Toss in the sauce once everything is done cooking to ensure an even coating. Deliver while still sizzling hot.
There are several options available for those who wish to experiment with the recipe. You could, for example, substitute rice or another type of pasta for the noodles. Vegetables like mushrooms, peppers, and snap peas are just a few examples. You could spice up the sauce with some red pepper flakes if you like things spicy. Finally, the egg can be omitted to make the dish suitable for vegans.
Data on Dietary Supplements
Fat content: 23.5 g
3.5 grams of saturated fat
Zero milligrams of cholesterol
Sodium content, 1310mg
58 grams of carbs
7 grams of fiber
Add 10 grams of sugar.
15 grams of protein.
Nutritionally and flavorfully, this dish cannot be beat! It’s a great choice for those trying to eat healthily without sacrificing substance. Spicy peanut sauce goes great with the udon noodles and vegetables.
There are a few things to remember when preparing udon noodles. To begin, prepare the noodles as directed on the package. Second, before adding them to the sauce, make sure to drain and rinse the noodles. Third, incorporate the sauce into the noodles slowly while tasting frequently. And last but not least, don’t forget the vegetables! Vegetables of all kinds can be added to this dish to increase its volume and improve its nutritional value.
Udon noodles, vegetables, and a spicy peanut sauce are a winning combination in this dish. The sauce can be prepared in advance and requires little effort. The addition of ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and peanut butter amps up the flavor even further. If you want to up the protein content, feel free to throw in some cooked chicken or prawn.