Quick, packed with flavors AND veggies. This LO mein will be the HIGH of your week.
Have I professed my love for Asian food yet? Granted, this is more Asian-American, but still! They don’t use dairy and it’s SO EASY to swap in gluten free noodles. It makes me do heel clicks when I only have to make simple substitutions instead of feeling like a mad scientist trying to tweak a recipe to work for my family.
I also love that this is another meat-free recipe too, and that’s loaded with veggies! In fact, I tell my boys that the water chestnuts are chips (since they’re so crunchy) and they gobble them right up! I’m sure you could throw in additional veggies; it’s great for cleaning out the refrigerator.
Add to the fact that you are using two canned veggies, so there’s less chopping and I’M SOLD!
Hope your family enjoys it as much as we do. It’s definitely eaten at least once a month in our rotation!
Lo Mein (GF, Egg Free, Fish Free, Peanut/Nut Free, Vegan)
Adapted from Damn Delicious
12 ounces gluten free noodles of your choice (we use brown rice spaghetti noodles)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, julienned
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup snow peas
1 can water chestnuts, drained
1 can baby corn, drained
3 cups baby romain (spinach is a great substitute if you can do it)
4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste (be sure to use a gluten free one, we use La Choy)
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients; set aside.
In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper and carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in snow peas and spinach until the spinach has wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the noodles, water chestnuts, corn and soy sauce mixture, and gently toss to combine. You want everything cooked before you add the noodles, because you don’t want the noodles to continue to cook since g-free noodles become gummy very quickly!