Try this quick family dinner the next time you’re craving healthy comfort food—and want to please the entire family!
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1-inch grated ginger, optional
- 1 grated garlic clove, optional
- 8 ounces stir-fry noodles (or spaghetti), prepared according to package directions.
- 4 cups shredded or chopped vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, bok choy, sugar snap peas, or broccoli
- Crushed peanuts, lime slices, optional
- Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the vegetables, stir, and cover. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until soft. Remove the lid and stir in the sauce for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
- Toss in the noodles and serve warm topped with peanuts and fresh lime juice, if desired.
To make everything easy for younger toddlers to eat, snip the noodles and vegetables with kitchen shears into smaller pieces.
Cut the vegetables to similar sizes to help them cook at the same rate.
Double the recipe as needed to feed a larger family or to ensure leftovers.
Add chicken, shrimp, beef, sauteed tofu, edamame beans or peas as desired for additional protein.
Use Thai-style rice noodles, or spaghetti, egg noodles, Ramen noodles or any other similar noodle.
Prepare noodles according to package directions.
Store fresh ginger in a freezer bag in the freezer and grate it frozen right into the pan (and future recipes) to get the most use out of it.
Top with fresh lime juice, additional soy sauce, and/or chopped peanuts if desired.