These sesame noodles are a go-to for busy weeknights. A hot meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make and the only cooking involved is boiling noodles.
- ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 3-4 Garlic Cloves grated or finely minced
- ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Chili Oil
- 2 tablespoons Canola Oil or other neutral oil of your choice
- Pinch Crushed Red Pepper
- ¼ cup Green Onions thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish, if desired
- 16 ounces Noodles we used linguine
- 1-2 tablespoons Salt for the Pasta Water we used kosher salt
- Sesame Seeds for garnish optional
Make the sesame sauce
Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil, canola oil, green onions and the crushed red pepper to a jar or medium bowl. Stir the sauce with a fork or small whisk to combine well.
Cook the noodles
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt and noodles. Cook to package directions for al dente. Stir them often, especially in the first few minutes.
When the noodles are done use a strainer to drain well and return them to the pot right away so they don’t cool.
Lower the heat to low and place the pot back over the still-hot burner. Immediately add the prepared sesame sauce and stir constantly for 45 seconds to 1 minute until combined and warmed through.
Serve and garnish with extra green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg