Vegetable Chow Mein
Recipe type: Noodles
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 4
The amount and varieties of vegetables can be varied in this easy chow mein recipe. Why call for take out when it's so easy (and less greasy) to make this at home?
  • 8 ounces wide Chinese wheat noodles (see note, or substitute soba for a gluten-free variation)
  • 2 tablespoons safflower or other high-heat oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
  • 3 large stalks celery or bok choy, sliced on a diagonal
  • 1 medium broccoli crown, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 8 ounces cremini or white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 to 3 scallions, white and green parts, optional
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Dried hot red pepper flakes or hot sauce for serving, optional
  1. Cook the noodles in plenty of rapidly simmering water until al dente, then drain.
  2. Before starting the stir-fry, have all the vegetables cut and ready.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a stir-fry pan. Add the onion and stir-fry over medium heat until translucent.
  4. Add the cooked noodles to the pan, turn up the heat, and stir-fry until they're lightly browned here and there.
  5. Add the celery, broccoli, bell pepper, and mushrooms and stir-fry over almost high heat until all are just tender-crisp. Stir in the scallions.
  6. Remove from the heat. Season soy sauce and plenty of pepper. Serve at once, passing around extra soy sauce, as well as hot pepper flakes or hot sauce if desired.
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