Japanese Pan Noodles
This simple Japanese dish is made by tossing udon noodles into a pan of stir-fried broccoli, pepper, and zucchini that has been coated in chili-garlic sauce.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Cook udon in boiling water stirring occasionally until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite 10 to 12 minutes.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
Stir in a few drops of sesame oil.
Heat the remaining sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Cook broccoli until bright green and still crunchy about 5 minutes.
Add green bell pepper and carrots; cook and stir until slightly softened about 2 minutes.
Add zucchini; cook until slightly softened about 2 minutes more.
Add soy sauce mirin chili-garlic sauce and ginger; stir to combine.
Mix in the noodles; cook and stir until noodles absorb some of the sauce 1 to 2 minutes more.