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Boy Choy & Broccoli over Spinach Ramen Noodle

Bok Choy & Broccoli over Spinach Ramen Noodle

An Easy Meatless Meal that comes together quickly

The recipe I’m sharing with you here is a double whammy I am excited about…

I’m excited because:  One) this is a meatless meal. I am always looking for meatless meals that my family will eat (and love) and cheese pizza doesn’t qualify here!

And Two) this meal comes together SUPER fast (way under 30 minutes)-so this meal is perfect for a busy week night.

This is my interpretation of quick stir fry with ramen noodles.

I’m not trained to cook authentic Asian food. But I like to eat, and I really like almost all Asiain cuisine I’ve tried. And I never met a ramen noodle dish I didn’t like!

Ramen Noodles

When you think of ‘ramen noodles,’ what comes to mind?

Do you have thoughts of the inexpensive dried noodle that comes with the flavor packet that cooks up in a few minutes?

That’s what I used to think. And I am guessing a lot of people think that too!

Especially those of us that lived off of it during college years or when you first got out on your own.

I didn’t ‘live’ off of this kind of ramen noodle.

But I’m not going to lie – I loved this kind of ramen!

That’s until I tried versions similar to the one I’m sharing with you here.

I mostly like the chicken flavored ramen noodle soup pack but I always jazzed it up to make it more filling.

If I had any leftover chicken or veggies that was added.

Or I like to stir in an egg at the very end of the cook time to make it richer and taste like an egg drop soup.

This was my go to soup when I wan’t feeling good.

What about you-do you eat the grocery store ramen I’m talking about?

The ramen noodles I eat now is NOT that same ramen noodle I once cooked with

Ramen Noodle from Asian Market
Ramen Noodle from Asian Market

Shopping at my local Asian market I’ve picked up ramen noddles and it doesn’t come with a flavor packet. You get to add whatever flavor you want!

I had no idea there are so many versions of ramen noodles!

And I’ve found some healthier versions made with whole wheat, spinach flour or carrot flour.

This makes me a happy mom because my kids like these healthier noodles, too!

If you have a local Asian market in your area, stop in and it check out.

I like food from every culture I’ve ever tried

And this is true for Asian Eats. I love going to my local Asian market and picking up ingredients (at times, items I’ve not heard of) and bringing it home to whip up some Big Eats.

staple-ingredients for Asian cooking
The staple ingredients I keep on hand for Asian Big Eats

I’m not an expert on Asian Eats but I know enough because of my Chinese & Vietnamese friends that have been willing share some basics with me.

One of my friends is secretive about some of her family recipes. And that’s okay.

Because there is the food blog world I have connected with that share and teach about their Big Eats.

I love learning about new foods!

And I’ve learned enough to cook at home when I have cravings for Asian food.

Bok Choy , Broccoli and Spinach Ramen Noodles get together

Bok Choy & Broccoli-the green veggies I wanted in this dish-hold up well and take on the flavors of my sauce beautifully.

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I have been tempted to add tofu to this dish but haven’t yet. When you make this, if you have tofu on hand and want to add it-Go For It

And I add heat but to my own plate and not the entire dish. I don’t want the heat to keep my kids from eating this.

This dish comes together super fast! You spend more time prepping & chopping – and waiting for the water to boil- then you do in the actual cooking time.

chopped up veggies

 

Pretty simple-chop the veggies, get your water boiling for the ramen (cook according to the package which is just a few minutes), make your sauce.

Cook your noodles & flavor them. Stir fry your veggie for a couple of minutes and serve!

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Serves 4-6

Boy Choy, Broccoli & Spinach Ramen Noodle

12 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shaoshing Cooking Wine
  • 1 tbsp Black Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Maggie Seasoning
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb baby Bok Choy or Bok Choy Tips rinsed & chopped (I used the entire veg)
  • 1 lb of Broccoli (fresh or if using frozen broccoli it needs to be thawed and pat dry to remove excess water.
  • 1/2 of medium white onion chopped
  • 3-4 freshly grate garlic cloves (use less or more if you want)
  • Optional additions: fresh carrots, chili peppers or firm tofu
  • 4 portions of dried Ramen Noodles-such as the spinach flour or carrot flour pictured
  • Fresh cilantro & sesame seed for garnish
  • 2 tbsp high temp cooking oil (avocado, vegetable, canola etc)

Instructions

  1. Get water boiling for ramen noodles-cook according to package directions which ONLY takes just a few minutes.
  2. Chop your veggies and grate garlic cloves. Heat wok or large stir fry pan to screaming hot. Prepare sauce & mix well while your pan heats up & water gets to a boil.
  3. When noodles are cooked & drained take a couple of tablespoons of prepared sauce and pour over your hot noodles to flavor.
  4. Stir fry the onions, then add the broccoli, then the garlic (which cooks quickly-don't let it brown) then add bok choy. This only takes a few minutes to cook. Stir veggies constantly, once the veggies get to an al dente state, add the rest of the sauce to veggie, stir & turn heat off. Serve & enjoy!
  5. Additional options for this meal would be to add fresh chili pepper or crushed red pepper for a little heat. Firm tofu would do well here, too!
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and white or black sesame seeds.
Cuisine: Asian Influence | Recipe Type: EASY

Notes

These ingredients were purchased at my local Asian grocery market. I believe most of them can be found in local American grocery stores. This is my interpretation of an Asian dish. While some of the ingredients I used may not traditionally be paired together, we like the way they pair in my home. I hope you will too!

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