Udon noodle stir fry
I try to add greens in our diet at least 3 times a week. We all know how important it is to include greens don't we? But eating same old spinach every time is boring indeed - well at least its for me - so I try to try different greens each time, like rotate it say from spinach, to mustard greens, bok choy, so on and so forth. Recently it was time for trying out another green - choy sum. I got some very fresh baby choy sum from my local Asian grocery. You can get to know more about the vegetable here in this link I had some fresh udon noodles in my freezer which I had been itching to use for a long while. So recalling a recipe from some book, I made Udon noodle stir fry. The recipe is immensely simple and gets done within 15 minutes. Highly nutritious and palatable this dish is a good choice for the health conscious.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • approx 500 gms udon noodles
  • 1 onion,chopped
  • 3-4 spring onions,chopped- whites and greens seperated
  • 1 carrot, cut into juliennes
  • approx 1 cup sugar snaps
  • 2-3 garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced into thin strips
  • 3-4 petite baby choy sum
  • approx 1 cup sprouts
  • 1-2 tbsp japanese soy sauce (as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp chilli oil (or as per taste)
  • few Nori strips (just cut roasted seaweed sheets into thin strips)
  • salt to taste
1. Boil udon noodles in water, as per package instruction. Meanwhile in a wok- heated in high heat, add 1 tsp oil , then saute onions, spring onion whites,garlic and ginger for 1-2 min.
2. Add the sugar snaps and carrot and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Since it is on high heat make sure to keep stirring the vegetables to avoid burning.
3. Add the chopped greens and saute for another 1 minuted when it starts wilting.
4. Add the noodles, soy sauce, chilli oil along with sprouts - give it a good toss until the noodles are coated with the sauce.
5. Garnish with nori and spring onion greens and serve hot. Make sure to make this dish as near to serving time as possible.

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By littlepurpleroom on Aug 16, 2009

Looks so good. I was searching choy sum as I just received 1,000 seeds of this to plant in my fall garden. I love udon noodles too so I am writing the recipe down in my notebook. Thank you for gorgeous photo also.

By Vani on Apr 15, 2009

Lovely, lovely pictures, DK!

By Pavani on Apr 15, 2009

Looks healthy & delicious. I'm crazy about greens too and unfortunatelty have ended up with greens that did not have any english names and were practically inedible (from local Asian markets) once or twice. Now I'm very wary, but will try this baby choy sum.

By Curry Leaf on Apr 15, 2009

Love the healthy and colourful stirfry.I too was thinking of using the instant ones I had hogged along.

By VineelaSiva on Apr 15, 2009

Wow delicious noodles.Looking healthy too with green leaves.Nice post.

By bindiya on Apr 15, 2009

this looks really good DK, very very healthy too!

By Ashwini on Apr 15, 2009

Hmm..Healthy and gorgeous meal.

By Trupti on Apr 15, 2009

healthy noodles looks delicious

By Akal's Saappadu on Apr 15, 2009

healthy and delicious ! makes me hungry!

By Ramya Vijaykumar on Apr 15, 2009

Looking at your picture I felt I was sitting at a restaurant and udon served for me... mmm perfect...

By Chitra on Apr 15, 2009

good to see greensup added up in noodles, healthy one!! dish looks colorful and yumm;)

By Arundathi on Apr 15, 2009

Looks delicious. Except for the seaweed! :) I love Udon!

By Maya on Apr 15, 2009

This dish would be wonderful especially today - it has been raining all morning.

By Prathibha on Apr 15, 2009

Love stir fry noodles...udon noodles are new to me!!!
your pics r gorgeous as well

By Divya Vikram on Apr 14, 2009

Havent tried Udon noodles. Sounds like a healthy recipe. And is it 500 lbs of udon noodles?

By Suparna on Apr 14, 2009

Hi DK,
using greens in interesting ways really perks up healthy eating habit :)
U've cooked up a gorgeous healthy meal! superb!

By Madhu on Apr 14, 2009

I like noodles period. Yet to try udon kind. Looks good.

By Gita's Kitchen on Apr 14, 2009

Healthy and delicious one DK, looks so good!