Make dinner a breeze with this quick and flavorful vegetable ramen stir fry! It’s ready to go in just 25 minutes and great with any Asian dish!
We love to serve this stir fry alongside some orange chicken, sesame chicken or sweet & sour chicken. It’s simple, full of veggies and loved by the entire family.
Kid-Friendly Stir Fry
I’m back with another quick, easy and super flavorful dish. Today’s recipe is a mash-up of ramen, stir fry and chow mien… and it’s absolutely delicious.
It’s a great one to make when you feel like cleaning out your veggie drawer too!! Did I mention it’s kid-friendly? Yesss! My kids gobble this stuff up, and because they love the noodles so much, they don’t pay too much attention to all the veggies mixed in.
We’ve added chicken and beef strips to this recipe to make it a dinner, but we mostly make it as a side for some of our classic Asian recipes.
What You’ll Need
For this recipe you’ll need ramen noodles (yes, those packages of dry, hard, rectangular-shaped noodles we all ate when we were kids) OR fresh yakisoba noodles. It’s up to you.
You’ll also need a handful of veggies (some of our favs include: mushrooms, peppers, carrots, onions, snow peas and cabbage) and some Asian sauces like: soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. I always have those on hand (we cook a lot of Asian-inspired meals at home) and so should you. They’ve become pantry staples!
The last thing you’ll need is a large skillet. While you saute the veggies you’ll want to partially cook the noodles and then toss them in at the end with the sauce. It’s a super simple, no fuss recipe. And I love that!
Variations + Storing
If you want to bulk things up a bit or add in PROTEIN, feel free to cook some chicken, pork, beef or shrimp before you add in the veggies. Depending on the meat of choice, your cooking time will vary so be sure to check the internal temp of the meat to make sure it’s done.
Instead of making your own homemade sauce like we did, you can also use ⅛ cup of your favorite homemade sauce in case you’re in a pinch.
For leftovers, STORE in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Our family loves this dish and I hope yours will too! With a bit of added protein it can easily be a meal or it can be made as-is or served alongside some of our favorites including:
- Teriyaki Chicken
- Cashew Chicken
- Sesame Chicken