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Udon Noodles with Asian Vegetables and Peanut Sauce

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
The combination of peanut butter (peanuts being a legume) and udon noodles provide complementary proteins in this quick-to-make entrée.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile paste with garlic (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces uncooked udon noodles (thick, round fresh Japanese wheat noodles) or spaghetti
  • 4 cups sliced bok choy
  • 2 cups snow peas, halved crosswise
  • 1 cup shredded carrot

Nutrition Information

  • calories 408
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 14.6 g
  • carbohydrate 67.6 g
  • fiber 4.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.9 mg
  • sodium 428 mg
  • calcium 131 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a small saucepan; stir with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Set aside.

  2. Cook noodles in boiling water 8 minutes. Drain well. Combine noodles, peanut sauce, bok choy, snow peas, and carrot in a large bowl, and toss well to coat.

  3. Note: Chile paste with garlic can be found with other ethnic foods in the supermarket. It can be omitted if you perfer a not-so-hot sauce. If udon noodles are difficult to find, try an Asian market.