Yes, yes, yes….I’m guessing we can call this “Lo Mein.”
It seems pretty fancy-schmancy to me, though. Where I’m from, it’s simply called Ramen with vegetables. Go ahead and look into your pantry. I bet you have a package of Ramens somewhere, right?
Please don’t tell me you are too healthy and nutritionally conscious to have them. I don’t want to hear it.
Before you run away screaming about the nightmares you endured while eating these day after day while in college, let me tell you a secret.
The seasoning packets are thrown out for this dish.
I KNOW! Pretty cool, huh?
What’s even cooler is that there are a lot of vegetables in this dish. This is kind of a ‘clean out your fridge’ dish that will make your tummy very happy. It will also prevent you from throwing out scraps of vegetables after your week of salad-eating. Because I know you eat salads each and every day for lunch.
The best part is the spice of this dish. It’s spicy. Clear-out-your-sinuses spicy, and I absolutely adore it.
If you are afraid it will be too spicy, just halve the crushed red pepper. But don’t skimp on the vegetables, okay?
- 3 pkgs. Ramen noodles, seasonings thrown out
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 t. fresh ginger, minced
- ½ t. sesame oil
- ¼ t. crushed red pepper
- ground black pepper, to taste
- 2-3 T. vegetable oil
- ½ cup celery, finely chopped
- ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- ½ head cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
- In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. Set aside.
- Place noodles in boiling water, and cook according to package directions.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and bell peppers.
- Cook until onions are translucent.
- Add cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms. Saute for another minute or so.
- Drain the noodles once cooked, and dump into a large bowl.
- Add cooked vegetables to pasta.
- Pour dressing over noodles and vegetables, tossing well.
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