Vegetable Lo Mein
Vegetable Lo Mein is an inexpensive, delicious and versatile Chinese dish that is quick and easy to prepare. Made with lo mein noodles and a variety of healthy vegetables tossed in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy sauce, this one-pot dish offers a satisfying meal that is sure to please.
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 ounces dried Chinese lo mein noodles (See Tip 1)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil or sesame oil
- ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth (See Tip 2)
- 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 Tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- ½ teaspoon Sriracha hot chili sauce, optional (See Tip 3)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 8 ounces cremini or white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and cut julienne or into 2-inch match sticks
- 1 medium to large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 2-inch match sticks
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh snow peas
- 3 green onions, sliced thin with the white and green parts separated
- 6 ounces baby spinach
Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large saucepan. Add the lo mein noodles to boiling water and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, rinse thoroughly with cold water, and then drain again. Toss the cooked noodles with olive or sesame oil; set aside.
Whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, Sriracha chili sauce if desired, ginger, and cornstarch in a bowl; set aside
Heat oil in a Wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, carrots, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in snow peas, white green onions, and spinach. Cook until the spinach has wilted, 2-3 minutes.
Add noodles and soy sauce mixture; gently toss to combine. Sprinkle with sliced green onion tops. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings. (See Tip 4
- If you cannot find lo mein noodles, you can substitute thin spaghetti.
- To make this dish vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth.
- If you cannot find Sriracha sauce, you can substitute a different hot sauce.
- Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for three to four days. Reheat on the stovetop or gently in the microwave.
Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7824IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg