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Vegetable Chow Mein

A hearty vegetable dish that won't leave you feeling meat deprived
Vegetable Chow Mein
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Vegetable Chow Mein

I love this classic stir-fry noodle dish... toss in any variety of fresh vegetables and slices of leftover roast chicken or steak for a hearty one-dish meal.

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Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 Tablespoons water

For the chow mein

  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Pound fresh standard-sized egg noodles or 3 ounces dried egg noodles
  • 5 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini, cut into thin strips
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

For the sauce

In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.

For the chow mein

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the salt. Boil the noodles for 2 minutes, drain, and rinse well with cold water. Place the noodles in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil.

Heat a large, nonstick pan until very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil and sauté the onion and red bell pepper until just tender, 2 minutes. Add the zucchini and mushrooms and continue to stir-fry until golden brown, 5 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl.

Reheat the same pan until very hot. Add the remaining oil and sauté the ginger and garlic for several seconds. Add the noodles and stir-fry until the noodles are heated through, 5 minutes. Return the vegetables to the pan with the noodles, add the sauce, and continue to toss the noodles until they are well combined and heated through. Transfer to a warmed platter and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving449
Total Fat24g37%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated3g13%
Cholesterol48mg16%
Protein11g21%
Carbs49g16%
Vitamin A51µg6%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.4%
Vitamin B60.4mg18.7%
Vitamin C40mg66%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E4mg19%
Vitamin K17µg21%
Calcium43mg4%
Fiber4g15%
Folate (food)48µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)241µg60%
Folic acid114µgN/A
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium59mg15%
Monounsaturated13gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg31%
Phosphorus208mg30%
Polyunsaturated7gN/A
Potassium450mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg22.5%
Sodium833mg35%
Sugars, added1gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.7mg46.3%
Trans0.1gN/A
Zinc2mg11%