Are you ready to make the easiest stir-fry dinners ever? This Vegetable Lo Mein makes a great dinner when you don’t have the time or desire to cook. It is also great for novices who need to improve their cooking skills. This is the most delicious, authentic and complex lo mein recipe. Nope. This one is super simple and easy to prepare. You will be reminded of your favorite take-out with its fresh, crisp vegetables and comforting noodles.
REUSE LEFTOVER VEGETABLES
This recipe is the perfect way to use any leftover vegetables at the end of the week. It should be called “Friday Lo Mein”. A salad bar is another convenient way to get the right mix of vegetables to make your lo mein. Add a little bit of each vegetable until you have a nice mix.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ADD TO YOUR LO MEIN?
My vegetable lo mein was simple and consisted of green onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, cabbage, and cabbage. But there are many great options! These are just a few suggestions of what you can add to your salad bar or fridge.
- Vegetable snow peas, bean sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, red onions, and shredded carrots.
- Proteins Cubed Tofu, Chicken, Shrimp, and Scrambled Eggs. These should be sautéeing in a skillet until they are cooked before adding to the pot.
- Please give it a Spicy Kick: To give your stir-fry sauce a spicy kick, add 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce or sriracha.
- Toppings Chopped Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Fresh Green Onion
Note: Since I didn’t add garlic to my stir-fry sauce, I recommend you include either red or green onions in your vegetable mixture. This stir fry tastes better when there is aromatic.
What kind of NOODLES should I use?
Lo mein noodles were traditionally made from wheat and egg pasta. You can get amazing noodles at a very affordable price if you visit an Asian supermarket.
You can use regular spaghetti noodles as the most affordable and accessible option. That’s a great option. I had more money this time, so I bought some udon noodles from the International aisle. (See the package in the step-by-step photos). These noodles are softer than spaghetti and soak up the salty sauce better. However, they did raise the cost by about 30%.
15-MINUTE VEGETABLE LOMEIN
This Vegetable Lo Mein is the perfect choice for those who want a quick, easy, and delicious dinner. This Vegetable Lo Mein is as easy and delicious as it gets.
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 6 oz. Noodles ($1.86)
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce ($0.18)
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil ($0.11)
- 1 tsp sugar ($0.02)
- 1 tsp of water ($0.00
- 2 Tbsp high-heat cooking oil* ($0.08)
- 3 cups mixed salad bar vegetable (3.08)
- Follow the instructions on the packet to cook the noodles. Drain the noodles in a colander. Stir together the soy sauce, toasted sesame oils, sugar, water, and noodles while cooking.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat. Stir fry the vegetables for about 1 minute or until the oil shimmers (it shouldn’t be smoking).
- Add the cooked noodles, drained and the prepared sauce. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes until the pasta absorbs most of the sauce. During this time, the vegetables will soften even more. Serve immediately
Use any high-heat cooking oil or fat you prefer. Make sure to use 2 tablespoons of oil. This will help coat the noodles and give them a more authentic take-out taste.
Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 313.4 kcal Carbohydrates 29.15 G Protein: 9.75 G Fat: 17.4g Sodium 1731.1 mg Fiber 4.2g