You know you’ve totally made it in life when you turn up to work with some spicy Thai noodles in a mason jar.
What’s not to like?
This recipe will save you money, it’ll fill you up with lots of nutritious veggies for the rest of the day, and it”s super easy.
Your colleagues are guaranteed to look on in awe as you gently fill the jar to the top with hot water.
We sometimes add tofu if we want a bigger protein hit.
You can also use Thai green curry paste, or even experiment with other pastes like chilli and garlic or Chinese black bean.
This will last for 2 days in the fridge with the lid on, but it’s best consumed within a day if you want all those fresh flavours.
Oh, and don’t forget, if you love this, then you’ll totally love our debut 5-ingredient cookbook So Vegan in 5, which is available to buy now.
Roxy & Ben
Spicy Thai Noodles Meal Prep
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Spicy Thai Noodles Meal PrepBen, So Vegan You know you’ve totally made it in life when you turn up to work with some spicy Thai noodles in a mason… Print This
- 1 garlic clove
- oil for frying
- 150g / 5.3oz chestnut mushrooms
- 50g / 1.7oz wholewheat noodles
- 1/2 vegetable stock cube
- 1/2 courgette
- 1/2 carrot
- 1/2 thumb ginger
- 1/2 spring onion
- small handful of coriander
- 1.5 tbsp Thai red curry paste (vegan friendly)
- small handful of beansprouts
- small handful of spinach
You will also need a medium-sized mason jar.
- Peel and dice the garlic. Then add a splash of oil to a frying pan on a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Meanwhile brush any dirt off the mushrooms and roughly slice them. Then as soon as the garlic is about to brown, add them to the frying pan, give everything a good stir and leave to fry for 10-15 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned, stirring occasionally.
- Cook the noodles in boiling water as per packet instructions, then drain and rinse them under cold water to prevent the noodles going soft.
- Combine 2 tbsp of boiling water with the stock cube in a small bowl and give it a stir until the stock has fully dissolved. Leave to one side.
- Now it’s time to start preparing the rest of the veggies. Dice the courgette into small pieces, thinly slice the carrot into matchsticks, peel and dice the ginger, chop the spring onion and pick the coriander leaves from the stalks.
- When the mushrooms and noodles are ready, it’s time to start filling your mason jar. We usually start with the curry paste, followed by the dissolved stock cube, courgette, mushroom and garlic, carrot, ginger, a pinch of salt, noodles, spring onion, beansprouts, coriander leaves and finally the spinach.
- Close the jar and store in the fridge for 2 days. But this is best consumed the next day if you want all those fresh flavours! When you’re ready to eat, simply fill the jar with hot water straight from a kettle until it’s about 1cm from the top. Then give everything a good stir with a fork or a spoon. Yum.