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Soba Noodle Stir-Fry With Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Recipe

I love home-made stir fry because I can add any vegetable or meat I want and make a delicious dish without the extra grease usually found in restaurant stir-frys.  If you add soba noodles, you can turn a simple dish into a complete meal.  Here’s a recipe for spicy Soba Noodle Stir-Fry with Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms.  You can of course substitute beef with any kind of meat you like, or turn it into a vegetarian dish with any vegetables you have in the refrigerator.

Ingredients for Soba Noodle & Beef Stir Fry

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Servings: 3 -4

  • 1 pack Habubaku Organic Soba Noodles  (9.5 oz)
  • 1 pound flank steak or skirt steak (cut against grain to bite size)
  • 1/2 tsp La Gan Ma Chili Crisp Sauce
  • ½ pound shiitake mushrooms (stalks removed and thinly sliced)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch (or baking soda)
  • 5 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 4 to 5 scallions,  (cut into 2” pieces)
  • 5 tsp of canola oil
  • 1/4 cup bok choy (or any green vegetable you like)

Cooking Directions

  1. Marinate beef in egg white, 1 tsp soy sauce, corn starch for 30 min.
  2. Cook soba noodles in boiling, lightly salted water for 2 min.
  3. Heat up 3 tsp oil in wok (or skillet), cook garlic & scallions for 1 min, add mushrooms & cook for 2 min with salt, add beef and stir for 2 min.
  4. Add drained noodles and vegetable to wok, then stir fry everything with the rest of the sauce (2 tsp oil, 1 tsp soy sauce, ½ tsp La Gan Ma Chili) for 2 min.

Please give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it.  Or you can share your own soba noodle recipe with us and I’ll post it on my blog.  Bon appetit, or as they say in Chinese, 請慢用 (Please eat slowly).

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Soba Noodles – A Healthy Alternative to Pasta

Health Benefits of Soba Noodles  soba-noodle

I first heard about the health benefits of soba noodles from a friend who has pre-diabetes.  I searched online and sure enough there were numerous sources citing how soba reduces the risk of diabetes.  In fact, soba doesn’t just control blood sugar; soba can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce weight and prevent gallstones.  Soba noodles are a healthy alternative to pasta.

What are Soba Noodles?

Soba are Japanese noodles made of buckwheat flour.  Buckwheat, unlike wheat, is a fruit seed, not a grain, so it’s gluten free. These fruit seeds are packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals and are extremely high in fiber.

Why Are Soba Noodles So Healthy?

Buckwheat is great for the heart because it contains rutin.  Rutin is a powerful antioxidant that prevents stroke, fights against cancers, lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and promotes HDL (good cholesterol).

Soba noodles are good for blood pressure and diabetes because they are rich in magnesium.   Magnesium helps blood flow, regulates blood sugar, keeps bones strong and improves the immune system.

Buckwheat can also prevent gallstones because it’s high in insoluble fiber.  Insoluble fiber is a dietary fiber that helps move food more quickly during digestion.  It promotes bowel movements.

Soba Noodles Recipe

You can eat soba noodles chilled or hot.  I actually use soba noodles to replace all my pasta dishes—while most pasta contains empty carbohydrates, soba noodles are packed with nutrition.  Soba noodles are also delicious as the foundation for a healthy salad.  Here’s a soba salad recipe provided by Habakaku which I’m sure you’ll love.

Salmon, Cucumber & Soba Noodle Salad Recipe

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  • One pack of Habakaku Organic Soba Noodles  (9.5 oz)
  • 1 Lebanese (or Kirby) Cucumber –  cut into cubes
  • 8 oz sliced smoked salmon – julienned
  • 2 scallions – finely chopped
  • 1 cup of cilantro leaves – chopped
  • 1 lime – cut to wedges

Dressing

  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger – finely grated
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook soba noodles in boiling water for 4 minutes
  2. Toss noodles with dressing and combine cucumber, smoked salmon, scallion and cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

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