Asian Noodle Skillet

Noodles are great any day. I like my pastas for sure, but Asian cuisines bring a lot of bold flavors to noodles – from sour to spicy to savory. And they’re really not too hard to stir-fry!

What I also love about these noodles – and other Asian noodle stir-fries – is that it’s quite easy to add plenty of veggies. Plus, they taste great stir-fried, soaking all the flavors of the sauce.
The broccoli in this one really mops up the sauce here. Which is great and flavorful, while doing a lot for your health. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable afterall, which includes brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage. This family of veggies is great because they are loaded with vitamins and minerals, but more importantly, sulforaphanes. These guys are pretty powerful and are the subject of lots of research into reducing risk of heart attack, cancer, and more. If there is any family of veggies you want to eat, it’s this one.
Of course, broccoli has plenty of other compounds like Vitamin K that aids in proper blood clotting, fiber for digestion (it looks like it could literally mop up your GI), and potassium for regular function of your heart and nerves.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp light GFCF soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless beef sirloin steak
  • 1 package Thai or other rice noodles
  • 1 can broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp five spice powder

Preparation:

  • Slice red bell pepper, celery, and carrots into 2-in long, thin strips
  • Slice onion into thin wedges
  • Peel and slice ginger thinly
  • Mash garlic
  • Cut beef into 1/2-in strips
  • Oil a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add ginger, garlic, and vegetables; stir fry 5-6 min or until tender yet crisp
  • Toss with soy sauce then set aside
  • Oil skillet over medium-heat again
  • Add beef and stir-fry for 1-2 min, just to get some color
  • Remove from skillet but keep warm
  • Add broth, five spice powder, and water
  • Bring to a boil
  • Remove noodles and add to broth
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat
  • Simmer 3 min or until noodles are tender, most liquid should be absorbed
  • Add beef and vegetables back into skillet
  • Stir-fry until hot

GFCF, EF, DF

Legend:

  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free

Resources:
https://www.healthyeating.org/blog/detail/health-benefits-of-broccoli

19 Comments

  1. likericofre

    All these ingredients!!! I’m drooling

  2. whichuhal

    Rightttt? ginger is usually so strong but so good here

  3. betermatgelop

    looks like we don’t have to order Chinse takeout anymore, thanks!

  4. knochouseal

    nah panda express is best

  5. betermatgelop

    surely you’re kidding. that place shouldn’t even exist

  6. knochouseal

    hey hey don’t hate on the panda aight?

  7. betermatgelop

    show me a panda that can cook chow mein

  8. knochouseal

    i can show you one that can kung fu!

  9. nettace29

    Asian noodles while watching Kung Fu Panda? Will have to do that with the kids this weekend

  10. sodesoutb

    pandas and noodles, bringing people together

  11. sodesoutb

    disney references in a chow mein post, love it

  12. nettace29

    isn’t kung fu panda dreamworks

  13. sodesoutb

    disney owned dreamworks

  14. nettace29

    nope I believe it’s universal now

  15. sodesoutb

    who caressss let’s just watch

  16. whichuhal

    Kung Fu Panda marathonNNnnNNN

  17. novacondw

    ohh OOOOH ohhhhhhh

  18. whichuhal

    everybody was kung fu fightin

  19. malandwood

    its practically a disney movie in this comment section now, with y’al breaking into song!

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