Vegetable Chow Mein

Vegetable Chow Mein

The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
311 Calories
24g Fat
21g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 2639mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 38mg 190%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 390mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe from cookbook author Farina Kingsley is found in her cooking app Farina's Asian Pantry: Demystifying Asian Cuisine. She says: "I love this classic stir-fry noodle dish...toss in any variety of fresh vegetables and slices of leftover roast chicken or steak for a hearty one-dish meal."


For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons water

For the Chow Mein:

  • 1/2 pound fresh egg noodles, or 3 ounces dried

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into thin strips

  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the sauce ingredients.

    Vegetable Chow Mein, sauce ingredients

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  2. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Mix well and set aside.

    Vegetable Chow Mein, sauce ingredients mixed together in a bowl

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  3. Gather the remaining ingredients.

    Vegetable Chow Mein, ingredients

    The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Add the noodles and boil for 2 minutes.

    cooking noodles in a pot of water

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  5. Drain the noodles and rinse well with cold water.

    noodles in a colander

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  6. Place the noodles in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of oil.

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  7. Heat a large nonstick pan until very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and sauté the onion and red bell pepper until just tender, about 2 minutes.

    onions and red bell peppers in a skillet

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  8. Add the zucchini and mushrooms and continue to stir-fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

    zucchini, mushrooms, onions and peppers in a skillet

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  9. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl.

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  10. Reheat the same pan until very hot. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and sauté the ginger and garlic for several seconds.

    ginger and garlic in a skillet

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  11. Add the noodles and stir-fry until the noodles are heated through, about 5 minutes.

    noodles in a skillet

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  12. Return the vegetables to the pan with the noodles, add the sauce, and continue to toss the noodles until they are well combined and heated through.

    noodles and vegetables in a skillet

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  13. Transfer to a warmed platter. Serve immediately and enjoy.

    Vegetable Chow Mein on a platter

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