Y’all. I’ve been doing so well. I have been counting my calories and going to bed on time. I’ve been taking my vitamins and brushing my teeth. I’ve been reading my daily devotional and keeping the house clean and packing my lunch every night.
None of that could stop the awful weather in Northeast Oklahoma this past week. It was cold and rainy and it made me want to just nap all day. Wednesday and Thursday just saw me in a funk. I could not keep my head in the game. Troy Bolton would have been so disappointed.
On Thursday I came home in my cold weather funk and sat down on the couch next to my husband. I was tired, cranky, and, worst of all, I was hungry. This was not a job for a vegetable and rice bowl. This was a job for delicious noodles dripping with a sweet and zesty sauce. Enter: Quick and Easy Chinese Noodles.
I cannot say enough about these noodles. They come together in 5 minutes and they don’t dirty up a bunch of dishes. They are sooooooo good. Like I said before the noodles are warm, carby, and comforting. The sauce has a zesty sweet and sourness to it with a depth of flavor brought by the sesame seed oil.
They are super easy to make. Bring your water to a boil and toss in your ramen block and while your noodles are cooking mix together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sweetener.
This recipe is super customizable. To be honest, I usually buy the 20 cent packs of ramen and just throw away the sauce packet, but if you want to use a fancier block of noodles you can do that too. I’m trying to cut calories right now so I use stevia powder for my sweetener, but sugar or even maple syrup would work too. I like to top mine with some garlic and sambal oelek, but the options are endless. Throw on some scallions, sliced jalapenos, toasted sesame seeds, sriracha, ginger, etc. etc. etc. It will be good no matter what.
You can even half the recipe if you’re cooking for just one or double the recipe if you need to serve a bigger group or want to put some into the refrigerator for later. They also taste amazing cold, which can be your excuse if you can’t wait to heat them up. #beenthere
I know that this dish isn’t necessarily the healthiest in the world, but when you’re craving some Chinese takeout or in the middle of a slump that only junk food will cure, these will hit the spot for under 450 calories!
Let me know if you make these noodles and if so what toppings did you pick? Let me know in the comments.