Easy Chow Mein

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I'm taking it back to my quick and easy meals for a sec.  I saw this recipe on Lauren's Latest blog and immediately thought, "Yes, I'm gonna need to make that."  I'm a sucker for quick and easy recipes.  I just don't want to spend all my time in the kitchen these days.  I'd rather be doing things like reading, or catching up with friends, or researching new places to travel.

Speaking of traveling, I just came back from a fabulous trip to Pittsburgh!  This is one of the places that I travel to almost every year.  I went to college there and didn't really start appreciating the city until after I left.  There are also so many new things to do and see every time I return!  My friend and I spent a day roaming the city, visiting the Andy Warhol museum, having brunch on Mount Washington, and visiting our old college campus.  We also went to the Steelers game on Sunday and it was a glorious, warm day, which was capped off nicely by a Steeler win!

So yeah, there are other things to do than spending all day in the kitchen.  This Easy Lo Mein recipe was the perfect thing to whip up in a few minutes!

Easy Lo Mein
makes 4-6 servings

Print Recipe

  • 4 packages ramen noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 10 oz. shredded cabbage
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

1) Add the ramen noodles to a large pot of boiling water.  Stir the noodles to break them apart as they cook.  Once the noodles are a chewy consistency and just cooked through, drain the water from the pot and set it aside.

2) In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion, cabbage, salt, pepper, and ginger together in the pan.  Stir to incorporate everything and allow the mixture to saute until the onion and cabbage are softened.

3) Add the onion and cabbage mix to the pot containing the noodles.  Gently toss everything together.  Pour in the sugar, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil.  Stir everything together until heated through.  Serve hot!

--recipe slightly adapted from Lauren's Latest

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