Japanese noodle recipes are some of the most sought out dishes around the world. In fact, you can find thousands of web sites dedicated to sharing interesting, delicious and easy to make Japanese recipes. Why? Because Japanese noodles, while flavorful and filling, are also very low in fat making them one of the healthiest foods you can prepare for your family.
Japanese Noodle Recipes
A Japanese noodles recipe begins with fluffy, golden brown rice or noodles. They can be long noodles or short noodles, but the important thing is that you get a firm yet soft texture from them. Short ones tend to have a more crumbly texture. Long, golden noodles also tend to have a more crunchy texture. For that reason, short Japanese noodles recipe uses flour to make them softer and longer to cook.
After the noodles are cooked, they can be combined with other ingredients to make delicious stir fry vegetables. The most popular vegetable combination used in a traditional recipe is okay (endive) and shiitake mushroom. The two vegetables add a little bit of flavor to the noodles without overpowering the noodles. They also help reduce the amount of carbohydrates in the recipe because the fibers of okazu are somewhat water absorbent and retain water to keep the noodles moist.
How To Cook Soba Noodles
Then, the next step is to cook the soba noodles. Soba means brown rice and sha means fish. When these two ingredients are mixed together, their shape is like that of small fish eggs. The cooking process also releases the starch that is present in both the soba noodles and the sea foods. starch is what gives food for its nutritional value. Therefore, you will have to make sure that the noodles have adequate amount of starch to ensure good nutrition for your family.
Next, we have to cook the vegetables. Japanese stir fried Japanese noodles usually come with a variety of vegetables in the form of kamaboko (grated raw vegetables), as well as some red onions. Both kamaboko and red onions have their own properties that are good for digestion and metabolism. Addition of vegetables is also good for stimulating the appetite.
To complete the meal, we need to stir fry the vegetables. Stir frying means that the ingredients are stirred slowly in a small amount of heated oil or butter until the ingredients lose their texture and stick together. The oil or butter is used for deep frying the noodles. The result is a colorful, well-maintained, crunchy dish.
Add Different Ingredients
A delicious stir fried udon can be prepared with these simple ingredients. Start by preparing the udon noodles by adding three cups of water, four cups of dry rice, two tablespoons of soy sauce, and one teaspoon of dried yellow ginger. Then, cook the noodles according to the package directions. When they are slightly cooked, add four ounces of beef broth to increase the robustness of the taste. Bring the noodles to a boil and add two teaspoons of sugar.
Stir in two tablespoons of white wine and two to three dandelion leaves. Mix in one tablespoon of soy sauce and mix in the ginger and the sugar. Allow mixture to boil for about five minutes until it becomes thick and glossy. In a large nonstick pan, heat enough water so that the mixture is well mixed. Add noodles and cook thoroughly.
Once the noodles are cooked, add in the beef broth, reduce the heat. Add in the sugar mixture, stir fry it, and mix it into the udon noodles. Cover and let it cool before slicing into individual servings. Serve with soy sauce and grilled vegetables.
This dish is served with miso soup. If you feel like trying a stir fried Japanese noodle with miso soup, substitute the beef broth for chicken broth and reduce the amount of soy sauce. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Once the noodles are cooked, add in the reserved beef broth and simmer it for about ten minutes until the noodles are soft.
Sprinkle some grated cheese over top when serving. You can also add vinegar or lemon juice for a more tangy flavor. Japanese noodles are a great way to get your daily nutrients, but this dish provides more than enough food for one person. Make this dish a part of your lunch or dinner menu. It’s quick to make and delicious when served with vegetables.