As stated! This is the freshly created version of the teriyaki stir-fry my husband prepared with our remaining vegetables. He’s really adept at creating meals out of what we already have.
I thought it was fantastic and made my own homemade teriyaki sauce to take the place of the tinned variety. This dish isn’t really authentic—perhaps we should call it Asian fusion—but it is delicious and far better for you than takeout.
There are many advantages to this stir-fry. Making it is easy, especially if your sauce is already prepared. It has more fresh vegetables than noodles and is bursting with flavor. Finally, it travels well for lunch.
This recipe can be modified anyway you see fit. The noodles could be changed out for leftover brown rice. For more protein, include crispy baked tofu, steamed edamame, scrambled eggs, or a crispy fried egg. Have a stir-fry for dinner this evening?
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- 4 ounces soba noodles, brown rice noodles, spaghetti or long noodle of choice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 medium red or white onion, halved and thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 6 cups thinly sliced mixed vegetables*
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce, or more as needed
- 1 to 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, to taste
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
- ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion, for garnish
- Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the noodles until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and rinse well to remove any excess starch. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, onion and salt. Cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, about 4 to 6 minutes.
- Add the remaining vegetables and cook until they are tender and caramelizing on the edges, stirring every minute or two. Given the volume of vegetables, this will take about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Once the vegetables are done, add the noodles and ½ cup teriyaki sauce to the pan. Stir to combine, and cook just until the ingredients are all warmed through, about 1 minute. Feel free to add more teriyaki sauce if you like your noodles extra-saucy.
- Remove the skillet from the heat. Add toasted sesame oil, to taste (a little goes a long way/toss with tongs if you need help mixing the noodles into the veggies). Add the sesame seeds.
- Serve the noodles in bowls with sliced green onion and a little sprinkle of sesame seeds on top. Leftovers keep well, covered and refrigerated, for up to 4 days.