What Can I Use For Lo Mein Noodles

The best part is that you can add your favorite proteins and clean out the fridge of all those leftover veggies!

However, there is a homemade lo mein version that uses ingredients you already have on hand and can be prepared in just 15 minutes from start to finish.

When I worked during the day, I had a boss who was totally fixated on the lo mein from the restaurant across the street. She would order it for me to share at least three times a week, and I would get really excited because she would always pass along a plate.

However, ever since blogging turned into a full-time job, I find myself craving that lo mein almost every day.

Additionally, this is really satisfying when you’re craving Chinese takeout—only better and faster than the original. You can’t beat that!.

In This Post: What You Need To Know About Lo Mein

What Can I Use For Lo Mein Noodles

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.

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