Peanut noodles with napa cabbage

Peanut noodles with napa cabbage

Yield: 4

Simple, fast and even a bit healthy is the trifecta of weeknight dinners. This recipe nails all three and can be made even healthier by adding more veggies! You can also substitute the rice noodles for those pre-spiralled veggies you’ll find in the cut section of the produce department. If you’re feeling some meat, try adding ground chicken to the pan with the napa cabbage.

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small napa cabbage, sliced
  • 1 fresh chili, finely chopped
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 300 grams rice noodles, prepared according to package directions
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the napa cabbage, chili, ginger and garlic. Cook until cabbage is wilted and beginning to brown, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add peanut butter, fish sauce, ¼ cup water and half the green onion. Stir until combined. Add cooked noodles and continue to toss. Cook until sauce is absorbed. Season to taste with salt, then top with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

Wilted napa cabbage