Here’s a super tasty recipe for Kimchi Noodles, stir-fried with lots of healthy veggies you probably have on hand. Keep it vegan or add an egg, chicken or shrimp! Crispy tofu is also a delicious option here!
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I love recipes where you can comb through your fridge and see what needs using up. This is how this recipe for Kimchi Noodles came to be. I wanted to skip a trip to the store, and so I just started pulling out random veggies along with some kimchi and rice noodles for the pantry, and voila, a tasty flavorful meal.
This is not a traditional recipe by any means- just one out of my head, that I think you can take and run with. It’s also another way to use kimchi!
Keep it vegan with just veggies, or add crispy tofu, or add chicken, shrimp or just top it with an egg. Your call. You know the drill. 😉 Another very adaptable recipe.
So for this recipe (that serves 2-3) I added 1 cup kimchi. If sensitive to spice or fermented things, feel free to use less. I just really wanted to taste the kimchi, so I amped it up. The recipe as written is “medium” spicy.
You’ll need 4-5 cups of veggies. I highly recommend mushrooms, especially if going the vegan route.
Other quick-cooking veggies work great here: bell pepper, snow peas, spring peas, asparagus, green beans, shredded cabbage, bok choy- anything that can be quickly stir-fried. If using carrots like I did, cut them into match sticks.
Drain the kimchi and chop it up into a small dice.
Get your noodles going. Today I used rice noodles because that is what I had on hand. Chinese egg noodles, soba, udon, ramen- any of these will work here. Yes, even Linguini.
Use what noodles you have and cook according to directions.
Make the simple Kimchi Noodle Sauce.
Stir fry the shallot, garlic and ginger with the veggies. If adding a protein, I usually cook this first and set it aside.
Give it a taste and spice it up if you like.
Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. Top with an egg, or your choice of protein. Or just go with veggies like we did here- so tasty!
More Kimchi Recipes you may like:
- Kimchi Burritos
- Kimchi Soup with Shiitakes, Tofu and Kale
- Kimchi Fried Rice
- How to Make Kimchi! A Quick Easy & Authentic Kimchi Recipe