The Best Veggie Chow Mein

This recipe comes from my new cookbook,†Plant-Based on a Budget! You can†buy it on Amazon. Whenever I go to a Chinese restaurant, I love to order veggie chow mein! I enjoy it so much that Iíve even started making it at home. Itís quite easy and very inexpensive to make.

By now, you know Iím on a mission to always make use of my veggies before they expire. When my spinach starts to droop or the carrots get a bit bendy, I like to turn to this recipe so I can clear out my fridge. When youíre making it, please feel free to sub in any vegetables you need to use up, although if you make it by the book, this veggie chow mein will be delicious.

white bowl of vegetable chow mein on a white tabletop

Also, I use the instant ramen thatís super accessible and made by the brand Nissin with the flavor called ďOrientalĒ ó itís vegan. With that said, I donít use the flavor packet. And if you donít like instant noodle, no worries! This recipe is extra versatile and you can change out most of the ingredients. I recommend rice noodles or wheat chow mein noodles, too. Yum!

Here some other helpful recipe tips:

  • If you like noodles a little saltier, add more soy sauce.
  • I recommend frying it a little longer until the noodles dry up a bit. Cook them for 2 extra minutes, then flip the noodles and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • If you donít like grating carrots, finely dicing them works just fine.
  • You can switch it up by adding some†peanut sauce†to this dish

You can watch the video tutorial here:

The Best Veggie Chow Mein

This vegetable chow mein recipe is extra versatile, and you can change out most of the ingredients. I recommend rice noodles or wheat chow mein noodles, too. Yum!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Asian-style noodles (like rice noodles, udon, or ramen)
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil (or 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (about 3 ribs)
  • 1/2 cup diced red, white, or yellow onion (about 1/2 onion)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 small garlic cloves)
  • 1/2 vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup chopped green cabbage added in step 2 (optional)
  • Hot sauce as a condiment

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, boil water and cook the noodles according to directions on the package.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the vegetables. In a large pan or wok, heat the oil (or water). Add the celery, onion, carrots, and garlic and saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until the celery and onion are tender and the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the broth and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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32 comments

Ruth S
Ruth S13 minutes ago

Thanks.

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Ruth S
Ruth S13 minutes ago

Thanks.

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Rita Odessa
Rita Odessa22 hours ago

sounds good but raman noodles, no thanks, the other noodles will make this much healthier.

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Mike R
Mike Ryesterday

Thanks

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Sherry Kohn
Sherry K2 days ago

Many thanks to you !

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O2 days ago

I have made noodle soup with chopped veggies any times, always good. You can also add shreds of meat like chicken if you have them.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O2 days ago

th

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O2 days ago

You do not use the noodles flavour packet bu you use (almost certainly) GM soya?

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Danuta W
Danuta W2 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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Gino C
Gino C2 days ago

thanks for this

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