Are you the girl whose kitchen is notoriously clean…because you literally never cook? Maybe you flunked Home Ec while simultaneously almost setting your high school on fire, but that doesn’t mean you’re sentenced to a life where the Chinese takeout place knows your order by heart. These recipes are so easy that anyone can make them and fool everyone into thinking they’re a chef.
Chinese takeout is probably one of my favorite pastimes. Ask anyone: I’ve been having Chinese takeout almost exclusively for lunch every day. One of my favorite things to get when I order Chinese food would have to be lo mein. There’s just something about it—the fresh veggies just work so well together, making it a really delicious dish.
This week’s recipe is a homemade version of lo mein that can easily be considered as being tastier and healthier than your local Chinese restaurant’s version. Plus, this recipe should only take you up to 15 minutes and you can easily customize it with any of your fav veggies and meats to make your own version of the perfect lo mein. This recipe will definitely hit the spot if you’re ever dying to get your hands on some Chinese takeout but don’t want to break the bank.
8 ounces lo mein egg noodles (you can also use spaghetti as a substitute)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
1/2 cup snow peas
3 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha; set aside.
In a large pot of boiling water, cook lo mein egg noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper and carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in snow peas and spinach until the spinach has wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in egg noodles and soy sauce mixture, and gently toss to combine.
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