Japanese Pan Noodles

Japanese Pan Noodles

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.