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15-Minute Sesame Noodles

Sesame noodles, a delicious and healthy Chinese recipe that is ready in about 15 minutes. The quickest and easiest vegetarian dinner for busy families.

A white bowl of sesame noodles with chopsticks pulling noodles out of the bowl

Whether you are looking for some delicious recipes for the upcoming Chinese New Year or you just want a super quick dinner, this is the recipe for you.

Forget about the instant noodles that are full of God knows what ingredients, these sesame noodles can be ready in just about the same time. And they are way healthier, tastier, better, and all in all superb.

The very word instant is the one that worries me. If you ever read the ingredients listed on such an instant packet of noodles, you will see tons of weird ingredients listed.

They might be relatively low in calories, but they are also low in quality. And super high in sodium and fat, as a matter of fact. Those food additives used to enhanced the flavour have nothing good about them.

Better grab yourself a packet of noodles which can be boiled in about 10 minutes, or less, add some spring onions, ginger, garlic and carrots, a nice homemade sauce, and job done. You will noticed the difference in quality straight away.

This is real food, and the flavour comes from the real ingredients used, not food addititves. Yes, these are the proper noodles, done the proper way. I simply love them!

3 nests of egg nooodles to make Sesame noodles

Egg noodles are super tasty, but you can go for any other variety. They don’t cost more than £1-1.30 depending on the brand, and you get to feed the whole family. That costs way cheaper than a greasy take-away.

You can up the nutrition by using more veggies, even meat. The Broccoli and Beef Noodles Stir Fry are one of my favourite Asian recipes that I can eat anything of the day, 7 days out of 7.

But this vegetarian version is even quicker, and equaly delicious. You don’t even need any marinade, just get everything straight into the wok, and job done!

As with any stir fry, a high heat does the trick. You do have to stir quickly, so that the veggies don’t burn, so better have them prepared before adding them to the wok/pan.

You can opt for a reduced-sodium soy sauce, that should make the sesame sauce used for this recipe a lot better. If you don’t mind a bit of spiciness, feel free to add some chilli peppers too, I did not add any because my little one had some noodles too, they are her favourite.

Overhead shot of a white chopping board with shredded carrots, chopped ginger, spring onions and garlic to make Sesame noodles

Talking about little ones, I can’t believe that my teeny tiny baby is now a big girl who has just started nursery. As much as I complain about being tired during the day, straight after I wake up, and pretty much all the time, I love my little ones to bits.

Life with kids might not be an easy straightforward one, but it’s definitely happier. The smile on their face is priceless, and so are the moments spent together.

As much as I can, I want to provide my kids with better, tastier, more nutritious food, so that later on they can make their own healthier choices when it comes to food.

So, hopefully they will never choose instant noodles.

Overhead shot of a white bowl of sesame noodles with choptsticks next to the bowl

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3.15 from 7 votes
Overhead shot of a white bowl of Chinese sesame noodles
15-Minute Sesame Noodles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

15-Minute Sesame Noodles, a delicious and healthy vegetarian dinner for busy families.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 3 nests of egg noodles
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger root
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Boil the noodles according to the packet instructions, most noddles will be ready in about 10 minutes or less. When ready, drain the water and set aside.

  2. In a wok or large pan, heat up the vegetable oil.

  3. Grate the carrot, peel and chop the garlic and ginger and chop the spring onions.

  4. Add them to the wok, and quickly stir for about  30 seconds.

  5. Mix the soy sauces, tahini paste, sesame oil and rice vinegar, then add them to the wok.

  6. Keep stiring for about a minute, then add the cooked noodles and mix well.

  7. Remove from the heat, add the chopped parsley and sesame seeds, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Sesame Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1033mg 43%
Potassium 224mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 107.5%
Vitamin C 9.1%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    April 8, 2018 at 1:41 am

    What is tahini paste?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      April 8, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      It’s a sesame seed paste, you can usually find it in the international aisle in bigger supermarkets.

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