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    Stir Fry Noodles Recipe

    Published October 11, 2023. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This simple-to-prepare stir fry noodles recipe is loaded up with fresh stir-fried vegetables in a soy-based sauce that is the perfect side dish to any Asian-style meal. You will be amazed at how easy these are to make and how delicious they are.

    We often crave Chinese takeout and love how tasty all the different dishes are. If you’re the same but want to try and make some at home, then try my Chicken Fried Rice or my Kung Pao.

    stir fry noodles in a bowl


     

    Stir Fry Noodles

    Stir Fry noodles are noodles that are pre-cooked and stir-fried with ingredients such as vegetables, chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp and finished with a soy and stock-based sauce. There are many variations to this noodle dish, and the sauce, noodle type, vegetable, or protein can be customized to your liking.

    Stir-frying is a 1500-year-old Chinese technique of frying food in a pan or wok over high heat while constantly stirring. This is applied to many popular Chinese dishes, including these noodles. Feel free to get creative with this dish.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    stir fry noodles ingredients
    • Noodles – Any Chinese egg noodle will work. You can also use rice, lo mein, or udon noodles.
    • Vegetables – I like to use a combination of celery, carrots, cabbage, and bean sprouts.
    • Onions – You will need some green onions and garlic cloves.
    • StockChicken stock is best to use. However, you can use beef stock, vegetable stock, or water.
    • Soy Sauce – Any good shoyu or tamari soy sauce will work.
    • Vinegar – You can use rice wine or white vinegar for this recipe.
    • Sugar – Granulated sugar adds a bit of sweetness to the sauce.
    • Oil – I prefer to use avocado oil. However, you can use any neutral or Asian-style oil like vegetable, canola, or sesame oil.

    How to Make Stir-Fried Noodles

    Prepare the celery, carrots, cabbage, garlic, and green onions and set them to the side.

    slicing carrots

    In a small bowl mix together the stock, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar.

    mixing a soy sauce

    Add the noodles to a large pot of boiling water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until al dente. Be sure to occasionally stir.

    adding pasta to a pot

    In the meantime, add the oil to a large seasoned wok over high heat and heat until it begins to lightly smoke.

    adding oil to a wok

    Add in the celery, carrots, and cabbage and stir fry by placing a ladle, spoon, or metal spatula to the center of the pan and using your other hand rock the pan back and forth to stir and while frying. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes.

    stir frying vegetables

    Stir in the garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.

    adding garlic to stir fried vegetables

    Drain the noodles and add them right to the wok with the vegetables.

    adding noodles to a wok

    Pour in the sauce and stir for 20 to 30 seconds to mix the sauce with the noodles and vegetables.

    adding sauce to noodles

    Finish by stirring in the green onions, bean sprouts, salt, and pepper until combined.

    Serve with any additional green onions as a garnish. Try serving it with my Pepper Steak recipe.

    stir fry noodles with vegetables

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: This recipe is meant to be eaten right after it is done cooking.

    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This recipe will not freeze well.

    How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of stir fry noodles to a hot wok with a ¼ cup of chicken stock or water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until hot. 

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    Chef Notes + Tips

    • You can add cooked stir fry beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp to this recipe.
    • If green onions are not available, you can substitute with a red, white, yellow, or sweet onion.
    • Feel free to also use red cabbage or as a substitute to green.

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    Stir Fry Noodles Recipes

    5 from 4 votes
    This stir fry noodles recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables in a soy-based sauce that is the perfect side dish to any Asian-style meal.
    Servings: 6
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
    • 1 peeled, cut in half, thinly sliced carrots
    • 2 thinly sliced ribs of celery
    • ¼ cored thinly sliced green cabbage
    • 3 finely minced cloves of garlic
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 12 ounces Chinese egg noodles
    • 1 julienne green onion
    • 1 cup bean sprouts
    • Coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Prepare the celery, carrots, cabbage, garlic, and green onions and set them to the side.
    • In a small bowl mix together the stock, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
    • Add the noodles to a large pot of boiling water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until al dente. Be sure to occasionally stir.
    • In the meantime, add the oil to a large seasoned wok over high heat and heat until it begins to lightly smoke.
    • Add in the celery, carrots, and cabbage and stir fry by placing a ladle, spoon, or metal spatula to the center of the pan and using your other hand rock the pan back and forth to stir and while frying. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes.
    • Stir in the garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.
    • Drain the noodles and add them right to the wok with the vegetables.
    • Pour in the sauce and stir for 20 to 30 seconds to mix the sauce with the noodles and vegetables.
    • Finish by stirring in the green onions, bean sprouts, salt, and pepper until combined.
    • Serve with any additional green onions as a garnish. Try serving it with my Pepper Steak recipe.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: This recipe is meant to be eaten right after it is done cooking.
    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This recipe will not freeze well.
    How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of stir fry noodles to a hot wok with a ¼ cup of chicken stock or water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until hot. 
    You can add cooked stir fry beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp to this recipe.
    If green onions are not available, you can substitute with a red, white, yellow, or sweet onion.
    Feel free to also use red cabbage or as a substitute to green.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 629mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 202IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: Chinese