Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sesame Noodlicious

Normally the boy and I have a night or two a week where we scrounge for dinner. Which for me calls for a can of soup, feta, or a frozen Kashi meal or instead macaroni and cheese or a frozen pizza for the boy. But without any of my normal choices in the house, I branched out a little. I have pinned this noodle recipe from Pioneer Woman a recently, and since I had all the main ingredients in the house, I decided to give it a go. Her version is actually meant to serve a family for dinner, but since I only had about 4 ounces of noodles adapted it for just myself, along with a few other small tweaks.

Single Serving Sesame Noodles
4 oz of Rice Noodles
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 scant tsp Sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 tsp Rice Vinegar
2 heaping tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp Siracha
4 tbsp Olive Oil

1. Cook rice noodles according to package directions.
2. Mix all othe ingredients together in a bowl.
(Note to self, photographing a black sauce, like soy, in a black bowl does not make the best picture. But I wanted to use the bowl I was going to be eating out of, so unfortunately there wasn't a lot of other clean options.)
3. Add cook noodles into sauce and mix until coated. Enjoy!
Easy Sesame Noodles
I really enjoyed this and since we had all the ingredients already it wasn't a pain to make. In fact, the longest part was getting the water to boil, and once that was done I was ready to eat. Definitely an easy single serve meal, although really it would be just as easy to increase everything to serve more than one person as well.

How often do you cook to serve just one? And what's your normal "scrounging-type" meal?


  1. Mm that sounds good! My go to "what do I have to eat" is defrosted frozen spinach with tuna or eggs and veggie omelet. But i am a meal planner so that doesn't happen to much! If I am really not in the mood for anything I make a smoothie!

    1. I really like smoothies, but don't actually ever make them. Instead always get them at Smoothie King. But know I really should start making my own smoothies. That way I know exactly what's in them, and can customize it however I want.

  2. Mmmmm! I could enjoy a bowl of that right now.

    1. I'm definitely ready for another one as well!

  3. Yum! That sounds really good! I just bought some of those rice noodles last week and made a thai curry dish which was pretty good. I will have to try this recipe out!

    1. The first time we tried to find Asian noodles like this they seemed impossible to find. But lately it seems to be easier. Or maybe we just know where to look now. But what I especially like about this is that the noodles are individual packs, so if you want, it's easy to make a single serving.

  4. This looks AMAZING! Need to try ASAP.

    1. You should! It was so easy too, especially if you already have most of the ingredients in the house.