Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli-A Lighter Version of a Pioneer Woman Recipe

Even though I'm very fond of chicken, beef, pork and bacon... I do eat a lot of meatless meals, really:@) One of my favorites is Sesame Noodles. It's easy to make a lunch out of them by adding broccoli to the pasta pot during the last few minutes it cooks. Basically I start with the Pioneer Woman's recipe but cut back on the oil (and maybe a couple more things). This is a filling and fragrant meal or side dish.
May be served hot or cold and this recipe is easily reduced.

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli-adapted from The Pioneer Woman
1/4 C soy sauce
2 Tblsp sugar-I just add maybe 1 Tblsp
4 cloves garlic, finely minced-cut back if you'd like, you know your crowd
2 Tblsp rice vinegar
3 Tblsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp hot chili oil-I sub a few hearty shakes of crushed red pepper
4 Tblsp canola oil-if you feel it's too dry maybe add a drizzle, but I don't
12 oz thin spaghetti
broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
4 scallions, sliced thin-or some chives from the garden
fresh ground black pepper-optional
  1. Mix everything except spaghetti, broccoli and scallions in bowl.
  2. Cook spaghetti to your liking but add the broccoli during the last 4-5 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Mix everything together.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. This sounds terrific, Lynn! Do you need salt or is the soy sauce enough? I have to try this!


  2. Looks these light meals.

  3. What a perfect summer meal, Lynn. I love these kinds of dishes that are quick and light.

  4. Love the flavors in this dish, especially the sesame oil. I like to make salads like this that I can have for lunch several days during the week. Lots of great flavor but not on the heavy rich side. Sounds yummy.

  5. This sounds delicious and so easy Lynn ! I love that it's a one pot meal too :)

  6. This sounds like one my niece brought to lunch a few weeks ago, but this sounds even better!

  7. We certainly need to eat more light and meatless meals and this looks like a real winner. I'm crazy about sesame oil and always have a bottle in the 'frig.

  8. I love dishes like this Lynn, sounds perfect~

  9. Delicious - I like your lighter version - sounds wonderful1

  10. Yum -- this looks and sounds delicious, Lynn! Spaghetti noodles and broccoli -- what's not to love? :) The Pioneer Woman's recipes are good, but they do tend to be very, um, fattening. You were wise to adjust your recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Lynn!

    Big Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor


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