Hello and happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend?
The other day - I was in a rush, I knew I had food that needed eaten, I boiled up some water... usually this is essential regardless what you're making, and if you don't need it - you might need a cuppa afterwards anyway. Noodles in the cupboard, broccoli in the fridge, I needed protein... eggs! And that... was how this little stir fry dish came to be. I called it China Carbonara, but stir-fried noodles with broccoli is probably more suitable.
Swap the beef stock for vegetable stock if you're vegetarian, easy peasy!
Oh, and did I mention this totally hit the spot? Because it most certainly did. I am actually making something pretty similar now as we speak, it's just so tasty!
China Carbonara (Stir-Fry Broccoli Noodles)
2 noodle nests
1 beef stock cube, broken in two
200-250g broccoli, cut into florets
4 Spring onions, chopped
4 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
- Simply start by boiling up water for the noodles and broccoli. Boil the noodle in a medium pot, and the broccoli, you can simply have in the large frying pan or wok that you'll be making the dish in. Use half the stock cube for each off the two. The broccoli doesn't need to be fully covered by the water, it just needs to steam up for a few minutes to your liking.
- Now, drain the noodles and leave some of the water for the broccoli, about 100ml. In the frying pan - add your soy sauce, sesame oil and Spring onions. Stir well and tip in noodles to heat up. A minute later, crack in the two eggs and stir constantly for about a minute. Turn off the pan, and serve up! Now, tell me that wasn't easy? Who needs already made stir-fry mixes and sauces anyway *sneaky grin*
Do you have an absolute all-time favourite stir-fry that you would like to share? I'd be happy to hear it! I hope you have an amazing weekend - here the sun is shining, and it's gotten off to a beautiful start so far!
Recipe by yours truly,