If quick and easy lunches are your thing then this recipe is for you. During the work week, convenience is a big deal when it comes to food. These noodles are fast, delicious and take less than 15 minutes to prep, no matter your kitchen skills.
Two minute noodles were a fabulous part of my teenage years (early twenties too if I’m being honest), and what they lack in the nutrition department they sure do make up for in speed, ease and deliciousness. These days I still eat them, they just don’t come from a packet and they pack a punch when it comes to the nutrition and flavour departments.
Making your own jar noodles is super easy, and if you have a spiralizer, takes no time at all. If you don’t, you could easily grate the zucchini and carrot. It might take an extra 10 minutes of prep the night before in comparison to grabbing a packet, however at lunch time you’ll have a hot delicious jar of noodles in mere minutes. You can also add some kale or spinach to this to bulk it out further. If you don’t want something hot, then try a rainbow salad bowl instead.
2 Tbs dried mushrooms
1 chilli/ or 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 small zucchini
1 small carrot
50g vermicelli noodles, dry
1/2 cup peas or sliced snow peas
1/4 cup fresh herbs (coriander, mint, thai basil, vietnamese mint, chives anything!)
2 Tbs spring onions
1 Tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp soy/tamari sauce or mushroom soy
1 tsp tahini paste
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1.5 cups hot water, stock or bone broth
Note: all ingredients should be divided between two jars.
Place the dry noodles in the bottom of your jars. Spiralize the zucchini and carrots and place on top, press down firmly. Top with (in order), dried mushrooms, soy, sesame oil, ginger and chilli. Follow with the green vegetables, herbs and spring onion. Screw the lid on a jar.
When you’re ready to eat top with enough hot (not boiling as you don’t want to shatter your jar) water/bone broth/stock to cover the ingredients. Put lid back on and let stand for 4 minutes. Mix around ingredients and enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl.