Soba Noodle Stir Fry
Take A Staycation On A Weeknight
Soba Noodle Stir Fry. Today I’m taking your tastebuds on a trip to the East with a soba noodle stir fry. If that doesn’t give you enough to talk about around the dinner table, the flavor combinations of this dish certainly will.
When you take that perfect first bite, allow yourself a slow moment to savor the combination of the sweet and spicy sauce, the hearty noodles, and fresh vegetables.
The origin of this healthy and economical meal is a cross of Chinese and Japanese, and can be found in Korean dishes as well.
Soba Is The Japanese Word For Buckwheat
Soba is the Japanese word for buckwheat, and usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour.
Buckwheat is an ancient grain that provides benefits for improving digestive function, cardiovascular health and contains amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All good things for your body.
The base of this stir fry is the soba noodle. Change up the vegetables, flavorings, spices, and even add protein to your heart’s desire! Soba noodles are delicious served chilled or hot, so your pantry is your only limit to your creativity.
Stir-frying is a Chinese cooking technique. A wok is the preferred vessel for stir-frying because it provides a concentrated blast of high heat at the base. Moving the food around in the wok prevents any one item from getting too much heat.
Make This Soba Noodle Stir Fry A Family Affair
To make this meal super fun, grab the family and assign everyone a prep task like cutting the green onions and other vegetables, measuring the ingredients for balsamic vinegar sauce, or toasting the sesame seeds.
Once prepped, this meal is super-fast to prepare.
You’ll have plenty of time to sit down and enjoy the healthy, global creation you’ve made together.Print
Take a “staycation” on a weeknight to the Far East. This is a quick, easy, and delicious dinner that can easily involve the whole family. Made from buckwheat flour, soba noodles are naturally gluten-free (make sure you buy 100% buckwheat noodles), high in fiber, and contain all the amino acids you need for good health.
- 6 oz soba noodles
- 8 oz sugar snap peas
- 2 carrots, bias-cut
- 1 bell pepper, cut into chunks
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 2 teaspoons honey
- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- Prepare soba noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
- Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the saucepan. Add the garlic and saute 1-2 minutes or just until fragrant.
- Add soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sriracha, and honey. Simmer 2-3 minutes to blend flavors.
- Heat wok on high heat. Once hot, add just enough olive oil to coat the wok, the bottom and the sides.
- Add the sugar snap peas and the carrots. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes then add the bell pepper. Stir fry for another 1-2 minutes or just until vegetables are crisp tender.
- Place the soba noodles on a platter. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the noodles.
- Arrange the vegetables on top. Pour the remaining sauce over the top of the vegetables.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.