4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Stir-fries feel so easy and undemanding. This one is even more so because it has cellophane noodles right in it, making it a one-dish meal. Soaked dried mushrooms add flavor to the stock.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place noodles in a large bowl; cover with warm water. Let stand 20 minutes. Drain; set aside.

Step 2

Combine the mushrooms and boiling water in a bowl; let stand for 20 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl, reserving the mushroom liquid. Cut mushrooms into strips.

Step 3

Heat peanut oil in a wok or nonstick Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeño, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add mushrooms, carrot, and salt; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup reserved mushroom liquid; cover and cook 3 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender and liquid evaporates.

Step 4

Add bok choy; stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in noodles, remaining mushroom liquid, soy sauce, and tofu; cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Combine 3 tablespoons water and cornstarch; pour into pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick. Drizzle with sesame oil.

Ratings & Reviews

H2OQueen's Review

January 31, 2013
Good dinner for a weeknight. The flavors were powerful ginger, jalapeño and garlic. I would have reduced the cooking times for all steps after the onion, garlic, jalapeño, and ginger - the vegetables were a little over-cooked. I used fresh shiitake mushrooms instead of the dried mushrooms - I think this was a good call. Very healthy!