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2014 New Recipe #5 – Vegetable Chow Mein

Lately I’ve been trying to do a Meatless Monday recipe for my supper meal on Monday nights.  Tonight’s recipe comes from Dish Ditty Recipes and you can see the original post HERE.  I have been craving lo mein since one of my students brought leftovers for lunch last week, so I decided to try this recipe – and let me say, it was delicious and actually pretty easy!

As always, start by gathering your ingredients:




  • 2 cups cabbage (shredded) – I used the bagged cabbage
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded) – again, I used the bagged
  • 1/2 bunch of green onions (sliced into long, thin strips)
  • * I added some mushrooms (because I love them) but didn’t take a pic with them – they were not on the original recipe
  • 1 pkg. chow mein stir fry noodles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I used light)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup lo mein sauce (or oyster sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. EVOO

(when I make this again, I will probably cut down a little on the sesame oil and lo mein sauce, but it was still good this way)

First, cook noodles according to package directions (minus 1 minute). Mine literally had to cook for 2 minutes.  Then, take the noodles off the heat, strain and run cool water over them.



While that’s cooking, chop up and assemble all of the vegetables. You definitely don’t have to add the mushrooms, but I thought it added a lot to the dish.



Next, heat your oil in the pan and add your veggies – cooking for about 2 minutes, or until the cabbage is wilted.




Now it’s time to add in the noodles.  Add in your noodles and 1/2 cup of your chicken broth. Make sure to stir constantly.  Cook for about 30 seconds – then add the remaining half cup of chicken broth and heat until all the liquid is dissolved.



Finally, add in your soy sauce, sesame oil and lo mein sauce.  Heat through – about 2-3 minutes, and that’s it!


Doesn’t it look delicious! Totally easy, just like your local Chinese restaurant and at a reasonable price! Meatless Monday (although not completely vegetarian thanks to the chicken broth) was a success!



3 responses

  1. I’m glad you liked the recipe! I love mushrooms too, but my husband and son don’t. The mushrooms look like a great addition. 🙂

    January 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

  2. Dee Schwinn

    Looks very yummy! I would leave out the onions..ha.

    January 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

  3. Also, one other thing, if you want it vegetarian, you can use Miso broth (mix hot water with miso paste) and use a Vegetarian Oyster sauce. I tried that a couple weeks ago and it was fantastic.

    January 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

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