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10 easy noodle recipes you need to know

Perfect for curries, stir-fries and steaming soups, noodles are one of the most versatile ingredients in Asian cookery. So whether you’re looking for a speedy egg noodle stir-fry to make after work or a zingy rice noodle salad for lunch, these easy noodle recipes are the perfect inspiration.

Sesame and Tenderstem noodles
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Sesame and Tenderstem noodles

For a speedy vegetarian dinner, check out this easy noodle recipe with seasonal stir-fried Tenderstem broccoli, sesame seeds and a golden soft-boiled egg. Make a quick soy sauce dressing with ginger and honey and serve in just 25 minutes. Stir-fry recipes don't come easier than this.

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and simmer the eggs for 4 mins. Add the noodles, stirring with a fork to break up the nests, then remove the pan from the heat and leave to stand for 4 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by mixing the soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and honey in a bowl; set aside.
  3. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water. Drain the noodles, toss with 1 tsp sesame oil, then divide between 2 bowls.
  4. Set a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add 3 tbsp water and the broccoli and stir-fry for 3 mins. Add 1 tsp sesame oil and the garlic and stir-fry for another 1-2 mins until the garlic is just turning golden. Place on top of the noodles and spoon over the dressing. Peel and halve the eggs and add to the bowls. Scatter with the sesame seeds, if using.

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g fine egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3cm piece ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 220g pack Tenderstem broccoli, ends trimmed, cut into 3-4cm pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted (optional)