After a long day, there’s nothing like the comfort of a big bowl of noodles. Sometimes you really just need it. And these 30 Minute Saucy Ginger Sesame Noodles with Vegetables bring all those comfy feels to the table. With a double dose of broccoli and bell peppers, lots of garlic and just enough heat, these ramen noodles will warm the belly and soul in no time!
What is in these Saucy Ginger Sesame Noodles
The sauce for these noodles incorporates many of the basics of an Asian pantry:
While fresh ginger and garlic are always best, sometimes you don’t just have them in the house. I like to keep jarred ginger and garlic in the fridge for times when I don’t have the fresh stuff. They’re easy and they work.
How to get this meal on the table in 30 Minutes
Here is how the timing breaks down from start to shoveling noodles into your mouth:
- About 10 minutes to saute the broccoli and peppers until nice and soft. Boil your noodles at the same time.
- About 5 minutes to whisk all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Another 10-15 minutes to let the sauce simmer in the pan with the vegetables until it thickens.
- Stir in the noodles and serve!
In order to get the sauce to thicken to the right consistency, we’re going to create a slurry with cornstarch and water. Combining the cornstarch and water will create a cloudy liquid that we can pour directly into the pan sauce to make it smooth and thick.
We use a slurry because putting cornstarch directly into the pan sauce will result in lumpy clumps of cornstarch in our sauce. The slurry makes for a smoother transition.
What are the best noodles for Ginger Sesame Noodles?
If you want to keep it gluten free, you can easily substitute a rice noodle. Go for a thicker rice noodle, like a pad thai noodle, that will stand up to the bold flavors in the sauce.
Should sesame noodles be served warm or cold?
This is a common question, and I think the answer is either one! I mean, how many times have you stood at the refrigerator, eating out of last night’s Chinese take out container? Guilty!
So while this recipe is intended to be a bowl full of warm comfort, you could also serve it cold and it would still be delicious.
If you want to serve these 30 Minute Saucy Ginger Sesame Noodles cold, cook your vegetables for half the time. This will ensure that they still maintain their crunch and brightness, which will lend a better texture complement to cold noodles.
Any way you serve it, you’re going to love these saucy noodles. And when you make this dish, I’d love to hear about it! Drop a rating or leave a comment below. Enjoy!
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30 Minute Saucy Ginger Sesame Noodles with Vegetables
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large pan. Add the garlic, ginger, broccoli and sliced peppers. Saute until very soft, 5-7 minutes.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha. Pour the sauce into the pan and lower the heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 4 tsp. of water until the cornstarch is dissolved. Slowly pour the slurry into the pan sauce and whisk until combined.
- Let the sauce and vegetables simmer until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in the noodles and sesame seeds. Garnish with scallions.