Easy Udon Noodle Stir Fry comes together in less than 20 minutes, tastes like take-out, and is packed with fresh produce!
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You guys know that I like meals to be easy, easy, EASY! Because honestly, on most nights 30 minutes is about the max that I can spend on dinner. And I work from home. I love meals that take 10 minutes to prep (like my easy baked ziti) and then just need some time in the oven but there are most certainly times when you just need dinner on the table minutes from when you start it.
Stir frys are the answer for quick and healthy dinners and this one is SO good: it’s a flavorful noodle bowl that tastes like takeout AND is packed with protein and fresh vegetables.
Udon noodles – let’s talk about them! So you may have had them out, but chances are that you’ve never cooked with them. (At least I hadn’t until now.) Udon noodles are a Japanese wheat-based noodle. I love them because they are thick and have a great chewy texture and because they are frequently found fresh, you don’t even have to boil water, just throw right into the stir fry.
For this easy udon noodle stir fry we’re going to quickly sauté some ground pork with mushrooms and napa cabbage and then an easy sauce. It’s another meal that includes all of the components I always go for (protein, veggies, flavor, starch!) in one bowl. I’m not sure if it’s the cozy winter season or what, but I’ve been loving these all-in-one dinner bowls lately.
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Dinner’s ready in 20 – let’s get to it!Print
Easy Udon Noodle Stir Fry comes together in less than 20 minutes and tastes like take-out!
- 2 inch knob of ginger
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4 oz shitake mushrooms
- 1/2 head napa cabbage
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 lb. fresh udon noodles
- 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. fish sauce
- green onions
- sambal oelek
- Peel and mince ginger and garlic.
- Wash mushrooms with wet paper towel and thinly slice.
- Slice napa cabbage.
- Heat large pan (biggest you have!) over medium high heat and add oil to pan once hot.
- Add pork and cook for about 3 minutes, breaking up meat with back of a wooden spoon.
- Add garlic and ginger and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add cabbage, noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fish sauce. Toss with tongs to combine. If your pan is TOO full, cover for about a minute to help cabbage wilt down.
- Top with green onions and hot sauce.
- Serve immediately.
If you can’t find fresh udon and are using dried, you’ll need to decrease the amount of pasta. Use 8 oz. of dried pasta and cook according to package instructions before adding them to pan.