This is one of my go-tos when I want something fast, healthy, and affordable for dinner after a long work day. With this recipe, I can have dinner ready in 15 minutes or less!
Note: this recipe has been written for max efficiency. The timing is pretty particular so everything cooks together nicely and you save as much time as possible. We’ll start by cooking the slowest ingredient in a pot of boiling water and continue from there. It takes a little time to get the timing just right, but this recipe is pretty forgiving. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
- 1/2 cup frozen kale
- 1/2 cup frozen edamame
- 1/2 – 1 bunch dried soba or udon noodles (these usually come in 3 bundles per package)
- 1 cup fresh broccoli cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2-4 teaspoons soy sauce
- drop sesame oil, optional
- sesame seeds, optional
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. The cook time of the frozen vegetables will depend on the package. Typically, kale and edamame take 5 minutes. Once the water is boiling, start pre-heating a large sauté pan over medium heat. Next, add the frozen kale and edamame to the pot of boiling water, stir, and start the timer at 5 minutes. At the same time, add the EVOO to the pan and start sautéing the onions, stirring frequently. Then, one minute later, add the noodles (since these typically take 4 minutes). Gently stir the noodles in. Next add the broccoli and stir.
- When the timer goes off, drain the ingredients and add to the sauté pan with the onions. Stir together. Drizzle in soy sauce. The amount will really depend on how salty you want it. Just add a little at a time and taste test.
- Cook until the flavors have mixed together and the sauce is evenly distributed, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in a drop of sesame oil, if using.
- Add to a bowl and top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, if using. Enjoy!
This recipe easily doubles.
If you want more protein, you can add pre-cooked shredded chicken, grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp, etc.
Sometimes, I stir cubes of tofu into the sautéed onions just before adding the cooked and drained noodles and vegetables.