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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

This recipe came to us by way of the Shambaugh family cookbook-Jack's aunts.  This isn't a to die for recipe, but the kids like it because of "Ramen Noodles" and I like it because stir-fries are always quick when you need a meal in a hurry. 

1 (3 oz) pkg. Oriental Ramen Noodle mix
2 teaspoons Cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce (reduced sodium)
1 teaspoon rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil (or another cooking oil you have one hand.)
4 cups Broccoli floweretts or any mix of vegetables (I personally love the the Costco-Kirkland brand stir-fry mix!!)
Chicken Breast or Lean Beef, cut into bite-size pieces (optional)

Break noodles into pieces; reserve seasoning packet. Place noodles in a 1 quart microwave safe casserole dish. Add one cup warm water. Microwave on High for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until noodles are softened, stirring twice , drain.

Sauce: in a small bowl combine the seasoning packet, 2/3 cup cold water, corn starch, soy sauce, vinegar and red pepper. Set aside.

In a large skillet or WOK heat oil over med-high heat. Stir-fry vegetables 3-4 minutes or until crispy-tender. Cook, stirring until bubbly, then cook one minute more.

You can also stir-fry chicken breast or lean beef first and then add with the noodles and sauce.

*The picture shows a side of mini egg rolls found in the freezer section of the grocery store.

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