Shiitake Mushroom and Asparagus Noodles
I must admit on weekdays I prefer to make one pot meals which are easier to put together. This dish is loaded with veggies and is very healthy. It can be made in about 45 minutes which is a plus because on some days you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.
Let’s talk about the goodness of mushrooms and asparagus. Shiitake mushrooms have a lot of nutritional content and are consumed for boosting the immune system. It is also low in saturated fats and sodium, so it is considered a super health food.
Asparagus on the other hand is very high in fiber and low in calories. It is also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals and a great source of Vitamin E and C. It also helps reduce bloating and is good for heart and bone health.
Garlic, green cabbage and green beans are also very healthy additions to the dish.
I use a lodge wok to make the noodles, the wok is very heavy. I find it cumbersome at times, nevertheless it is a pleasure to cook in it. Make sure if you are using one let the wok heat well for 10 minutes before you start so the veggies are fried evenly and also get crispy. Constant stirring is another way to keep the veggies crisp and cooked al dente (have a bite to it).
12 minutes to cook noodles, 15 minutes to make noodles
About 45 minutes
- 1 16 oz pack of spaghetti
- 1 ½ cups of shiitake mushroom, washed and halved
- 1 ½ cup of asparagus, trimmed and cut into thirds
- ¾ cup green beans, cut into thirds
- 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
- 4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2-3 tbsp soy sauce, low sodium kind
- 3-4 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- Black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- 3-4 tbsp oil, I use avocado
Cook spaghetti as per package instructions. Drain well.
Heat oil in a wok and add onion. Saute for a minute or two and add garlic. Stir well.
Add beans and saute well. After 1-2 minutes add asparagus. Add a little salt. Stir well.
Now add the mushroom and mix again. Finally add cabbage.
Add the cooked noodles and toss well. Add sriracha, soy sauce, vinegar, salt to taste and black pepper. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is well combined with the noodles and veggies. Serve hot with more hot sauce if needed.
The famous proverb "you are what you eat” as quoted by the French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is very true. Food nourishes you from the inside out. Good health is of utmost importance to me. Vegetarianism and Veganism are gaining immense popularity these days. Natural, organic, healthy and homemade is my mantra.
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