Shiitake and Cabbage Noodles with Tofu

"Trying the instant Asian-style noodle bowls from the grocery store inspired me to come up with this dish, as I wanted more vegetables, less sodium, and the addition of tofu." —Barb Combs, Fort Collins, CO


4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 341
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 5.7 g
Protein 21.9 g
Carbohydrate 41.8 g
Fiber 5.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 11.7 mg
Sodium 898 mg
Calcium 742 mg


2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups boiling water
1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms (about 1/2 cup)
Cooking spray
4 cups angel hair slaw
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 cups hot cooked udon noodles (thick, round fresh Japanese wheat noodles)


1. Combine vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, garlic, 1 teaspoon oil, Sriracha, and ginger in a bowl. Add tofu; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

2. Combine 2 cups boiling water and mushrooms in a bowl; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Drain mushrooms in a colander over a bowl, reserving liquid. Rinse and slice mushrooms; set aside. Strain reserved liquid through a paper towel–lined colander into a bowl; discard solids.

3. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tofu mixture to pan; sauté 7 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Remove tofu from pan. Heat remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil in pan. Add remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, slaw, onions, and mushrooms to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until slaw wilts. Add reserved mushroom liquid, tofu mixture, and broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Place 3/4 cup noodles in each of 4 bowls. Pour 1 3/4 cups slaw mixture over each serving.

Barb Combs, Fort Collins, CO,

Cooking Light

September 2008
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