I love quick noodle dishes for lunchtime. My daughter adores noodles (don't most kids?) and I love how quickly I can get it made so I can work about other things.
If you aren't a fan of mushrooms DON'T WORRY! You can use any vegetable you want here. Asparagus, Broccoli, Green Beans, Eggplant and Bok Choy all come to mind when thinking of substitutions.
Since this is one of those Less Than 6 Ingredients Recipes it is just a starting point where you can jump off and go wild. Add in some hot sauce, maybe some sesame seeds, garnish with some sliced green onions, thrown in a handfull of greens, etc!
You can serve this hot or as a cold dish if you like. The key here is to rinse the noodles well so that they don't stick together (especially because we aren't dousing them in oil!)
Oh and use fresh orange juice! It only took one large orange but I think that the flavor is really different from boxed/canned stuff. It's not as crazy sweet and still has a bright citrus flavor.
Orange Miso Noodles
- 16 oz mushrooms (or whatever vegetable you like, really!) cut into bite sized pieces
- 8 oz dry soba noodles
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 Tablespoons miso (white or mellow miso)
- 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce (I use low sodium)
Bring a pot of water to boil and cook your noodles according to the package directions. When they are done strain them and rinse them well with cool water.
Cook your mushrooms in a large onstick skillet over medium high heat. I don't like to add anything to the mushrooms while they are cooking so they will brown well. If you are using another vegetable you may want to add a bit of salt and a tablespoon or two of water to prevent sticking.
Once the mushrooms are browned turn the heat down to low and add in the orange juice, miso and tamari. Add your noodles and heat until warmed.
Like I said above you can substitute any vegetable you like for the mushrooms and this super simple noodle dish is just waiting for add ons like a handful of greens, herbs, grated ginger or hot sauce. like to serve it with sriracha!
Nutritional information per serving : Serving size: 1/4 recipe
? WWPointsPlus 112 calories, 0.5g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 22.3g carbohydrates, 1.5g fiber, 2.1g sugar, 7.1g protein