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Thai Beef and Basil Noodles with Shiitake Gravy

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 22 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

If you have trouble finding shiitake mushrooms, use whatever 'shrooms you have on hand. Sliced creminis would work equally well for this saucy noodle bowl.


  • 8 ounces 1/2-inch-wide rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 10 ounce 90% lean ground sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced ginger
  • 3 1/2 cups sliced bok choy (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups presliced shiitake mushrooms (about 2 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 420
  • fat 12.5 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 57 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 93 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 623 mg
  • calcium 101 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place noodles in a large bowl; pour boiling water over noodles to cover. Let stand 6 minutes or until pliable, stirring occasionally to separate noodles. Drain. Combine stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and red pepper in a small bowl; whisk until sugar dissolves.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until beef is browned and crispy in places, stirring to crumble. Remove from pan.

  3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add bok choy and mushrooms; stir-fry 2 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms and bok choy from pan. Add egg to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Return vegetables to pan.

  4. Add noodles and beef to pan. Add stock mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until bubbly. Remove from heat. Add basil and black pepper; toss to combine.