Do you eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve? Don’t wait for takeout! Make these delicious Chinese Noodle Bowls in minutes.
Happy end of 2015 and Happy Birthday to the Recipe ReDux, which is 54 months old! I’m so proud to have been a member of this creative group of healthy food bloggers for more than half of that time. Wow. I suddenly feel really old 🙁 To celebrate, this month we’re scrapping the monthly theme, and instead, members were asked to open up to page 54 or 154 of our favorite cookbook and ReDux that recipe. How fun! The tricky thing here (and I’m sure I’m not alone with this) is trying to choose a favorite cookbook. I must have 100 cookbooks in my collection, and it took a bit of looking for something that could use a little bit of re-doing, and that I wanted to eat. The recipe I’m sharing today is from The Quick Recipe, a great and unfortunately, out of print, cookbook by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and cookbooks. I chose this Chinese Noodle recipe because 1) it’s easy (kind of important at this time of the year); 2) it’s noodles (yum and comfort food) and 3) I recently found out that I’m not the only person who eats Chinese food on Christmas Eve.
So, about making your own Chinese food…. If you’re anything like me, the thought of it is always great. How hard could it be to stir-fry a few ingredients, right? And then you start chopping, and measuring, and you realize you’re out of some obscure ingredient that you only buy for Chinese, and you remember you recently threw it out because it was three years old… I. So. Completely. Understand. And that’s why there’s always a 2-hour wait at the Chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve.
But friends, let me assure you, this recipe really is super-easy, and it needs only a few ingredients that are totally fine to keep in your refrigerator for a long time – AND I promise you can use them in far more than Chinese cooking.
That’s it! Add some whole wheat spaghetti or linguini (because it’s much higher in fiber than Chinese egg noodles), and pick up some Bok Choy, shredded carrots, mushrooms, and if you like, seasoned tofu when you’re at the grocery store.
Fast, delicious, and probably a whole lot healthier than the Chinese Noodles you get at the local Chinese restaurant. Make some for Christmas Eve!
Forget take-out. You won't believe how easy these DIY Chinese Noodles are! Click To Tweet
Do you eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve? Make your reservations early, or fire up the wok! It’s a thing!
Eat well! And don’t forget to stop by and say hi and Happy Birthday to the other bloggers at the Recipe ReDux: