Ginger and sesame are two flavours that were made for each other! This noodle bowl is chewy, crunchy and fresh. The delicious sauce in this dish is guaranteed to take your noodle bowl game to the next level of deliciousness! Quick, easy and bursting with flavours, this meal will become a favourite!
You Will Need
Boil the water & Prepare the vegetables:
In a large pot, bring water to a boil (6 cups, 10 to 12 cups, 13 to 15 cups ) for the medium dry noodles. Add the salt (1 tsp, 2 tsp, 3 tsp ) to the water.
Rinse and dry all produces. While the noodles are cooking, peel the carrots. Cut the carrot in thin slices of about 1/4 cm. Cut the bok choy in half lenght-wise, then cut each half in 3 segments length-wise. Ensure to have a piece of the core on each segment so the bok choy pieces don’t fall apart*.
Note: If cooking for kids, it is recommended to remove the core so the bok choy pieces are smaller.
Cook the carrots: In a large pan on medium heat, add water (3 tbsp, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup) and the carrots. cook about 5 minutes or until they are warm but still crunchy.
Cook the pork:
Add the pork to the hot pan. Sprinkle the pork with salt (1/8 tbs, 1/4 tbs, 1/2 tsp) and pepper (1 pinch, 1/8 tbs, 1/4 tsp). Cook the pork until fully cooked about 6 minutes. Add the sesame ginger sauce and combine.
Note: ensure the pork is cooked to a minimum temperature of 145°F
Cook the noodles: When the water is boiling, add the medium noodles and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness.
When the noodles are cooked, place a strainer or colander in the sink. Place the medium dry noodles in the strainer or colander. Rinse the noodle with hot water.
Gluten Friendly cook the noodles: Cook the rice noodles about 2-4 minutes. When the noodles are cooked, place a strainer or colander in the sink. Place the noodles in the strainer or colander. Rinse the noodle with hot water.
Add the sauce and bok choy: Add the bok choy to the pan. Combine. Cover the pan with lid and let cook about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring half way. Add the cooked noddles and pork to the carrots and bok choy and combine with tongues.
Garnish & Serve: Cut the green onion in about 1 cm pieces. Roughly chop the peanuts. In individual plates, place the noodles, carrots, pork, bok choy, and garnish with the green onion and peanuts. Serve.
Dr. Craig Herrington Naturopath
1 square meter of carrot production, is adequate to fulfil the vitamin A needs of an adult for 1 year! Plant them in the garden!
Cooking with Kids
Lacey Engel, Dietician
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Cooking for kids?
Go easy on the sesame ginger sauce as some children may not be used to these spices.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4 & 5:
- Cook the carrots
- Add the sauce and bok choy
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.