Can I Use Lo Mein Noodles For Ramen

Make ramen noodles better – faster!

The next time your workday is demanding and you have to answer the question that billions of people worldwide ask themselves, “What’s for dinner?” consider Chow Mein Ramen Noodles.

It’s just everything you love and know about Chow Mein, but it comes together more quickly:

  • 12 minute recipe including prep
  • one pan cooking
  • simple, magic 5 ingredient Chow Mein Sauce
  • You’re not even aware that this is half of the daily recommended five servings of vegetables! It’s loaded with veggies!

15 Minute Lo Mein

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Made with just soy sauce, sesame oil, a small amount of sugar, spaghetti or ramen noodles, and any desired vegetables or protein, this 15-minute lo mein SO YUMMY!.

  • Affiliate link: Two tablespoons dark soy sauce (replaceable with regular soy sauce if necessary)
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce (you can use regular soy sauce in its place if necessary; affiliate link)
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated (optional)
  • 46 ounces uncooked ramen noodles (Affiliate link)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Three chopped green onions (separate the green and white sections; you’ll use each separately)
  • 2-3 cups of finely chopped or julienned vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, red peppers, cabbage, bok choy, or carrots
  • 12 tablespoons mirin
  • Sauce: Shake all the sauce ingredients together in a jar.
  • Noodles: Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Lo Mein: In a big wok or skillet, heat the sesame oil. Place the veggies and white parts of the green onions in the heated pan. Stir fry until fork-tender, about 5 minutes. To get the browned bits off the pan’s bottom, add the mirin. Stir together the cooked noodles and approximately half of the sauce in the heated pan. If necessary, add extra sauce (I usually determine how much sauce I want by looking at the color of the noodles; you want a medium brown color that’s neither too light nor too dark). Serve topped with remaining green onions!.

If you would like to include a protein, stir-fry it before adding the vegetables, then take it off the heat while the vegetables are cooking. Return to the pan with the noodles at the very end.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: vegan stir fry, vegetarian stir fry, lo mein, and noodle stir fry for takeout or at home.

Let’s Talk About Lo Mein Noodles

Then there’s the noodles.

You could use fresh Lo Mein noodles if you can find it fresh or frozen at your grocery store. I could not find it at any of my regular places, so in its place I have used either dry ramen if you can find it (as long as you’re hitting up Amazon for the soy sauce, grab a box of this ramen, too – affiliate link) and/or just regular spaghetti.

…Is that blasphemy to Lo Mein? to use spaghetti?

I’m not sure, but it seems like we both value practicality over complete and utter authenticity.

Go on and do what you need to do.

You can use rice noodles or your preferred gluten-free spaghetti noodle if you’re gluten-free.

Can I Use Lo Mein Noodles For Ramen

We’ve reached the pinnacle of the Lo Mein journey in a flash, with the veggies, noodles, and sauce all partying it up in that pan. The part where you reward yourself with some caramelized pan-fried vegetables and wind those silky noodles up on a fork.

Easy Homemade Lo Mein, comin in hot!

Can I Use Lo Mein Noodles For Ramen

Can I Use Lo Mein Noodles For Ramen

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