November 3, 2011

Easy Noodle Bowl.

Like Ramen, but want something a little healthier? Or, if you’re like me and gluten-free, do you miss the comfort of a bowl of noodles?

That’s when you make yourself this easy recipe. Promise you, it’ll only take a few more minutes than making yourself ramen, and it’s so much more flavorful!

Noodle Bowl for one.

1/2 Tbsp flavorless oil, like vegetable oil or canola oil
1/4 tsp minced ginger
1/4 tsp minced garlic (or more if you’re like me)
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 cup mushrooms
1 cup good quality broth (I used beef)
noodles (you can use ramen noodles or a serving of your favorite pasta)
1/4 cup frozen broccoli
soy sauce (gf substitution: Bragg’s Amino) to taste
dash of sesame oil
salt & pepper to taste
some green onions, chopped

Heat your saucepan on medium-low, and add the oil. Add in the garlic, ginger and chili flakes- let the garlic & ginger soften, and then add in the mushrooms. Let the mushrooms saute a little, and then remove them from the saucepan.

Add in the broth, a dash of sesame oil and season with soy sauce (probably about 2 Tbsp), and bring to a boil. Add in the noodles/pasta (and broccoli) and cook until the noodles are finished. Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper- garnish with the green onions. And voila! You have a yummy noodle soup with veggies & no MSG.

All in all, it took me about 15 minutes to make- the longest part was waiting for the noodles to cook.

Day 3 of NaBloPoMo

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