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A great side dish for a Chinese meal, this Easy Lo Mein recipe is simple and fast.

Easy Lo Mein Recipe



I know I’m not the only one, because I’ve heard many of you complain about the same thing – what to serve with your dinner.

I’ve usually got the main dish covered. Whether it’s tacos or burgers or sandwiches or a comforting, cheesy casserole. But then my mind goes blank when I try to think of what to serve on the side. I usually end up defaulting to some frozen vegetables.

I’ve especially been having a hard time lately when we are eating anything Chinese or Asian. Normally, I’d just cook up a batch of rice, buy my husband isn’t the biggest fan of rice. (Unless it’s rice pudding. Then all bets are off!)

So recently, I went on the search for a great easy lo mein recipe. My husband loves lo mein, and usually wants that more than any main dish when we get Chinese food. I tried several recipes, but nothing was very exciting to me. But then I came across this recipe. It’s so easy, and has the perfect amount of flavor – I knew I had found a recipe that I could stick with.

It seems like a lot of lo mein recipes call for lo mein noodles. Well, that makes sense. ;) Except for the fact that I have never been able to find lo mein noodles at my grocery store. I substitute in thin spaghetti because I always have it on hand, and it’s so much easier than roaming the aisles at the grocery store, looking for a product that I’ve never been able to find.

This was a hit with the whole family. I served it with Easy Egg Rolls, and it was a popular dinner. Note, though, that this makes a ton. You need a very big pan or you will have a mess on your hands!

Next time you find yourself wondering what to serve along those egg rolls or orange chicken or Bejing beef, make up a batch of this Easy Lo Mein recipe!

Lo Mein Recipe - super easy side dish!

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Easy Lo Mein Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Lo Mein Recipe

A great side dish for a Chinese meal, this Easy Lo Mein recipe is simple and fast.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup snow peas, halved on a diagonal
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into matchstick sized pieces
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • about 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Heat a wok or a large skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil. It should sizzle and smoke immediately. Immediately add the snow peas, red bell pepper and green onions. Stir fry for one minute, then add the ginger and the garlic and stir fry for 2 more minutes. Add the cooked noodles and toss to combine. Add the soy sauce and toss until the noodles are coated. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle the sesame oil over the top.

Notes

adapted from: 30-Minute Meals

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/easy-lo-mein-recipe/

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5 Responses to Easy Lo Mein Recipe

  1. danielle says:

    My kids love lo mein, I made it once before but I love how simple your recipe is.

  2. Liz says:

    Nice recipe. Thanks so much.

  3. Elaine says:

    Hi Deborah,
    This lo mein recipe looks so fresh and appealing in hot summer. I love the bright color of the photos. Lo mein is always my favorite dish too.

  4. Joanne says:

    I kind of just want to throw in some tofu and eat this as a main meal!!

  5. Chels R. says:

    I’ve never been a fan of any kind of chow mein in the restaurants, but this looks fantastic. Why didn’t I think of this?

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