This is a great meal when you don't want to spend a ton of time on dinner. I really was using what I had on hand, so feel free to mix it up, but in this bowl you'll find udon noodles, red pepper, carrot, celery, mushrooms, tofu, nori and a simple teriyaki inspired sauce.
Udon noodles are amazing because you don't have to boil a pot of water to cook them, as long as they are added to the wok along with the sauce or liquid, it gives them enough time to soften and heat through. If you aren't familiar with Udon noodles they are delicious. They are a thick, chewy (in a good way) wheat flour noodle typically used in Japanese cuisine. I also was pleasantly surprised to see that there is 9 grams of protein in one package of these noodles! Ok so there was also a lot of sodium, but you win some you lose some.
For this recipe it's worth the splurge to get a variety of mushrooms. The varying texture and flavour is really delicious. If all I had on hand were button mushrooms it would still be good, but the combination of shitake, oyster, crimini & enoki is perfect. The other ingredient that I think really adds to this dish is a little bit of shredded nori tossed in at the end. The delicious salty sea flavour really lends a layer of complexity. Nori is a type of seaweed used to make sushi rolls and you can find it in the international section of most large supermarkets or Asian groceries.
Serves 2 - 3 people
Ingredients for Teriyaki Sauce: (you won't need all of it for veg & noodle amounts)
Ingredients for Stir fry:
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