Noodles are everybody’s favourite and very easy to cook. But they have high maida content and thus cannot be healthy to eat every day. Many people might be on a diet and not even get the chance to eat it once a week or a month. But if you love noodles and do not wish to miss out on them for diet do not worry. There are many healthier noodle version recipes available. And in today’s article, we will share some of them. Some things which you need to take care of in these recipes are that your noodles are not made of maida and you are using sauces of the right content.
1. Jar noodles
- Sesame oil
- red chilli
- Lime juice
- Garlic chopped
- Whole wheat noodles
- Groundnut oil
- Red bell pepper
- Edamame beans ( optional )
STEP 1 – Start by adding water to a big saucepan and bringing it to a boil. Noodles should be added and cooked for 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft. Drain, then allow cooling.
STEP 2 – Heat the groundnut oil in a sizable nonstick pan (or wok) over medium-high heat. Add the red pepper when it is hot and simmer for 2–3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes after adding the courgette and edamame. Take the food off the fire, put it in a bowl, and let it cool.
STEP 3 – Season the dressing after whisking the ingredients in a small bowl or two jars if bringing it with you to work.
Step 4 – The cooled veggies, including beansprouts, carrots, spinach, crispy onions, and coriander, should be placed on top of the noodles in two jars or plastic containers. Just before eating, add the dressing.
2. Pad thai noodles
Sweet chilli sauce
STEP 1 – Prepare the noodles as directed on the package. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, tamarind, and hot sauce. Place aside.
STEP 2 – Fry the tofu for 5-8 minutes, or until it turns brown all over, in 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick frying pan or wok. Place aside.
STEP 3 – Stir-fry the asparagus with the remaining oil until it is tender. Add the garlic, beansprouts, and spring onions. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the sauce, rinsed noodles, and a little salt. Add the tofu, then fully heat. Serve with lime wedges, coriander, and salted peanuts.
3. Singaporean noodles
STEP 1 – The noodles should soften after being placed in boiling water. All of the veggies, excluding the beansprouts and onions, should be stir-fried with the garlic, chilli, and ginger in a big nonstick wok while the other half of the oil is heating. Add a little water to the wok and cover it to generate some steam if the broccoli won’t soften.
STEP 2 – Place the vegetables on a dish and add the remaining oil to the wok before quickly stir-frying the chicken and prawns until they are just cooked through. Add the curry paste to the pan after setting it aside with the vegetables. Add 150 ml of water and the soy sauce after a brief period of stirring. After allowing to bubble, stir in the drained, softened noodles and beansprouts.
STEP 3 – Add the coriander and spring onions to the wok along with the veggies, chicken, and prawns. Serve with lime wedges after a thorough tossing over the flame.
4. Rice noodles
Brown rice noodles
Chinese spice powder
STEP 1 – A frying pan with half the oil in it should be heated to medium. Add the tofu when it is hot and cook for 5 minutes on one side. Fry for three more minutes after turning. Cook the food for an additional 10 minutes, stirring it frequently. Be careful to scrape up any stuck-on food. If it crumbles a little, don’t worry; the pieces will crisp up. Transfer to a platter and maintain heat.
Step 2 – In the interim, prepare the noodles per the directions on the package. Drain then set apart. Mix 12 tbsp oil, tamari, five-spice, and honey to make the dressing. 3 The pepper should be cooked for one minute in the remaining 12 tbsp sesame oil in the frying pan before the onions and pak choi are added. 3 minutes of tossing together, or until barely wilted Mix thoroughly after adding the noodles and half of the dressing. After fully heating, divide among 4 bowls. Add the tofu and the remaining dressing on top.
These were some of the recipes which you can as a healthier version of regular noodles recipe.