Do you have a go-to comfort food?
I’ve been trying to decide on my favorite, but I’m having trouble narrowing it down to a single item. Sometimes I crave a buttery grilled cheese sandwich (made by my mom, of course). Other times I dream about warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven. And then there are those days when only a big glass of red wine will do the trick. Real talk.
Foods with noodles also tend to take top billing when I’m in need of a little comforting. I guess there is something strangely appealing about loosing yourself in the act of twirling and slurping up a big bowl of noodles. It’s almost hypnotic in a way.
This Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry with Orange has been my dinner of choice for the past few nights. It’s comforting, flavorful and so much healthier than typical take-out noodles. And I bet you can have it made and on the table in less time than it would take you to go pick something up or have something delivered. In fact, this recipe comes together SO QUICKLY that I highly recommend having all your ingredients prepped and nearby before you start cooking. You won’t have much of a chance to rummage through your cabinets or slice and dice vegetables once you get your skillet heated.
I’m sharing this Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry with Orange as part of our monthly 30 Minute Thursday series. Be sure to scroll down and check out the links below to see what my blogging friend made this month. And skip the take-out!
Recipe adapted from my Sichuan Green Bean Noodle Stir Fry
- 1/2 lb thin noodles (rice, spaghetti, etc.)
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sherry (can substitute white wine)
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. corn starch
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. ground mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp. orange zest
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 5 ounces shitake mushrooms, sliced
- 8 ounces sugar snap peas
- 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 3 scallions, white and light green parts thinly sliced
- 2 medium oranges, segmented
- Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sherry, orange juice, water, sugar, corn starch, red pepper flakes, black pepper, mustard and orange zest. Set aside.
- Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oils are hot, add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Add the snap peas and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute more.
- Stir the sauce to recombine everything. Then pour it over the vegetables in your skillet. Add the cooked noodles and scallions, tossing until everything is well coated and the sauce has thickened slightly. Add the orange segments and toss gently to combine. Remove the skillet from the heat. Transfer the stir fry to serving dishes and enjoy immediately.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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Foods with noodles definitely rank high up there on my list of comfort foods. And wine definitely does the trick, too! This noodle stir fry definitely looks like a delicious comfort dish. I love the orange flavor in here!
Ok, let’s get together and have wine and noodles! 🙂
I don’t think I can narrow down my favorite either Liz. This noodle stir fry looks pretty comforting though and with a nice glass of wine…sounds perfect to me. And in thirty minutes…even better! Enjoy the weekend!
Thanks, Mary Ann! I hope you have a great weekend too!
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Liz, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! gorgeous!
This sounds incredible Liz — TOTAL comfort food! I love fruit in savory dishes and I know my girls would love the oranges — they’d probably pick them out first! Lol. Followed by the rest of the veg, and then they’d finally get to the noodles. Such a great weeknight meal!
Your girls sounds a lot like me when I was a kid! 🙂
Noodles are definitely my comfort food! I gotta try this one, especially since it’s so quick. I’ve had zero time for actually cooking dinner lately. Love this!
Right? I’m embarrassed by how bad my dinners are most nights, given my job and all. 🙂
Noodles are right up there on my list of comfort foods, and I prefer it vegetarian like this. This bowl with a glass of red and I’m in heaven!
I like how you think, Marcie!
Homemade takeout food is the absolute best, and top of my list of comfort foods too. Although the warm chocolate chip cookie would probably win! 🙂 This stir-fry looks fantastic!
Ok, sounds like we need a cookie and noodle party then! 🙂
Gosh, picking just ONE favorite comfort food is next to impossible for me! All your favs sound good to me! This noodle stir fry looks stellar, Liz!! Loving the touch of orange in here! I want to reach through my screen and steal your bowl of YUM! 😉 Cheers, friend!
Wish I could share it with you, Cheyanne! Thanks, luv!
Oh yes! Foods with noodles are definitely the ultimate comfort food. <3 This looks soooo yummy! And so pretty, too!
Noodles are definitely on my comfort food list, right up there with grilled cheese 🙂 I love the orange that you added to this! Sounds amazing.
Thanks so much, Rachel!
Now I see where your love of stout comes from – it started with your Mom? That sandwich Liz… OMGeee! This is total comfort food for me Liz…. bring on the carbs! Twirling noodles is where it’s at and I love the flavors you’ve included in this. Orange, yes! That saucy sauce… I’d be licking the bowl clean! Delicious my dear!
You are so funny, Traci! I hope you get to twirl some noodles very soon!
This bowl of noodles is so speaking my kind of language right now. We do vegetable noodle stir fries here at least once a week!! Def adding some orange slices next time!
I knew you’d love this one, Lisa!
Girl. I am obsessed with these photos. The swirly noodles – all of it. I’d totally slurp down a bowl of these right now!
Thanks, Sarah! Happy slurping!
Lurve lurve lurrrve. Imagine me saying that with a double chin because that’s what just happened. gorgeous photos Liz! I was going to say cc cookies, but now I’m saying noodles because just look at that. omgsh.
Aww…thanks, Karen! You are so sweet. And hilarious. As always. 🙂
Gah, these noodles look so freaking amazing, Liz! You’ve totally put me in a noodle mood now and I think Friday is calling for a big bowl of these! Loooooove!
Yes – noodles + Friday is a MUST!
This screams comfort food. Love it! I love eating a big bowl of noodles and I love when I’m in and out of the kitchen within 30 mins. Score!! 🙂
Thanks, Cyndi! I hope you try it out!
I’m all about orange these days. Can’t get enough of them and love that you combined them with noodles (also a favourite thing 🙂
Yup, oranges and noodles are pretty good on their own. And even better when combined!
I think I must be hungry because every single one of those comfort foods sound amazing right now! (The red wine sounds pretty good, too.) I’d take a bowl of these noodles any day. So gorgeous!
It’s dangerous to read blogs while hungry! 🙂
This is vegetable noodle perfection ♥
Thank you, Summer. I hope you try it out!
Pasta with cheese and egg is my go-to comfort food, but of course anything with noodles is total comfort. Pinning this one!
Thanks, Kate. I know you’ll love this stir fry! Noodles for the WIN!
I crave all things NOODLE all the time! So you’re not alone. Love that this has loads of veggies too so it’s comfort done right!
Definitely healthy comfort food! Thanks, Joanne!
Oh man, I miss those big glasses of red wine so much!! I can still have grilled cheese though! Thank god! I’ve been so all about the citrus these days, especially oranges, so this pasta is right up my ally! Noodle stir fry also happens to be a favorite around here, so I’m loving this 30 minute dish 🙂
Thank goodness for grilled cheese! And you get to eat enough of them for two – which is a bonus!
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Looks very tasty. I love noodles. Thanks for the recipe.
Can’t go wrong with noodles!