January 31 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Lunar New Year 4712 is the Year of the Horse. There are many predictions of what will happen this year, but one thing that I know for sure is that I will continue to enjoy delicious Chinese food.
In honor of the Chinese New Year and the seven day holiday, I’ve decided to make my own version of vegetable lo mein. I call it Faux-Mein because I didn’t use traditional lo mein noodles. I used whole-wheat thin spaghetti noodles, and of course, there is no horse or any other animal in this dish. This is a quick, easy and delicious meal to make.
Time: 20 min.
• Whole-wheat thin spaghetti
• ¼ cup Frozen vegetable medley of green beans, peas, carrots and corn
• ½ cup Frozen broccoli florets
• ¼ cup Soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon sesame oil
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar
• 1/8 tsp. Sriracha sauce
• Grated garlic clove to taste
• Grated ginger to taste
• ¼ slice of lime
Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Heat the frozen vegetables together in one pot.
While the vegetables and spaghetti are cooking, whisk the next four ingredients together in a large bowl. Grate the ginger and garlic into the bowl and continue whisking. Once those ingredients are blended, squeeze the slice of lime into the mixture and stir.
When the spaghetti and vegetables are through cooking, add them to the bowl of dressing; toss everything together and serve.