Spicy Broccoli Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry

Oodles and oodles of slurpy noodles!

Just how fun is it to say oodles of noodles??? Apparently I amuse myself quite easily. Especially when we are talking about fun foodie things!

A simple broccoli carrot noodle stir-fry with a flavorful spicy soy sauce! Quick to make and so much better for you than takeout!

Like this spicy broccoli carrot noodle stir-fry! Which is full of oodles of noodles! I’m stopping now, I promise. I had to throw in one more for good measure. And also because it made me laugh. Again, the things that amuse me. Completely ridiculous.

ANYWHO, this is one of those dishes that is super simple but still interesting, you know? I made this stir-fry a number of times in the run up to the start of our kitchen reno. When we moved into our new house, we only unpacked a very small portion of my kitchen gear … since we knew it was going right back into boxes in three weeks.

And you most certainly do not need much to pull this dish together. Just your average basic kitchen tools. Nothin’ fancy. Hence why we have had this probably a few too many times in the last two weeks. But then again, slurpy noodles. Are they ever a bad thing? I certainly don’t think so!

So, the stir-fry. We have the noodles. Yes! We have crisp tender carrots and broccoli. We have crunchy cashews. And we have a spicy, ever-so-slightly sweet sort of jazzed up soy sauce “sauce.” Totally slurp-able. Totally on the table in about 35 minutes.

A simple broccoli carrot noodle stir-fry with a flavorful spicy soy sauce! Quick to make and so much better for you than takeout!

Since this recipe is pretty basic, I don’t really have too many tips & tricks! But, let’s chat just a few.

  1. You can play with the sriracha amount depending on how spicy you like your food. As written the spiciness is definitely there but I wouldn’t say it’s over the top. Feel free to tone down (or up!) based on your preference.
  2. For the broccoli, about one medium-sized broccoli crown will give you the two cups. For the carrots, about three to four small to medium-ish carrots will give you the two cups. But it will vary slightly just based on the produce you buy!
  3. I think this dish could also be an excellent base if you wanted to add some other form of protein. Crispy tofu, chicken, whatever floats your boat! Make it your own!

And now, we slurp!

A simple broccoli carrot noodle stir-fry with a flavorful spicy soy sauce! Quick to make and so much better for you than takeout!

Yield: about 4 servings

Spicy Broccoli Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry

Prep Time:13 minutes

Cook Time:22 minutes

Total Time:35 minutes

A simple broccoli carrot noodle stir-fry with a flavorful spicy soy sauce! Quick to make and so much better for you than takeout!

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the stir-fry:

  • 10 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
  • 2 cups peeled and sliced carrot
  • 1 cup raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions:

For the sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.

For the stir-fry:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until just al dente. Drain.
  2. After the pasta has been cooking for a few minutes, set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. When hot, add in the onion, broccoli and the carrots and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until the veggies are tender but still a touch crisp. Add in the drained pasta and the sauce. Continue to cook, tossing frequently, for about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add in the cashews and toss to combine. Serve the pasta topped with the cilantro and sesame seeds.

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