We are back in the swing of the fall schedule around here, and that means busy days! Being a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom, I usually cook three meals a day, plus at least a couple of snacks for the girls. I do love cooking, but when our schedule is particularly hectic, I need a meal idea that is quick to prepare, and it doesn’t hurt if it’s inexpensive as well. Sesame Noodles have become a go-to for weekday lunches and late-night meals. They have been a life-saver for me on the days when soccer practice runs late or our daytime schedule is full of errands.
Meals don’t have to be complex to be delicious. Sesame Noodles are among the simplest of meals that I fix, yet they are alive with flavor. We love them best as they are, but you can amp them up with chicken, shrimp, or flank steak. They are also delicious with broccoli, red bell pepper, or steamed carrots thrown in.
When I say Sesame Noodles are simple to make, I’m not kidding. They only require that you boil noodles and mix a sauce. Toss them both together, and you have a magical, tasty dish that can be enjoyed as a one-dish meal or as a side dish. They can also be served either hot or cold.
The Short But Sweet List of Ingredients
One pound of noodles, cooked (I prefer thin spaghetti, but you can use your favorite)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
3-4 stalks green onion, thinly sliced
Boil your noodles, drain, and set aside.
In a separate dish, mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder, and sugar.
Pour sauce over noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle green onions and toasted sesame seeds over top. Enjoy!
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 3-4 stalks green onion, thinly sliced
- Boil your noodles, drain, and set aside.
- In a separate dish, mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder, and sugar.
- Pour sauce over noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle green onions and toasted sesame seeds over top. Enjoy!