I have a confession: I love two-minute noodles.
I know some whole food advocates may throw up their hands in horror, but two-minutes noodles are a quick and easy snack. They’re especially good when you’re hungry and tired — like mid-afternoon — and need to eat something quick.
What many people object to — and I understand their reasons – is their flavour sachets that two-minute noodles come with, which are often laden with artificial flavours, colours, fat and salt.
So I say ditch the flavour sachet for chicken or vegetable stock and add your own vegetables, protein and nuts to create a healthy meal. You could use egg, chicken, beef, tofu, fish or meat balls or simply go with a vegetable and nut combination.
It’s a healthy, quick, low-fat and delicious meal.
What’s not to love?
- Two cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 packet two minute noodles
- Fresh vegetables e.g. half a bunch asparagus cut into pieces, half a head of broccoli cut into small pieces, ½ a capsicum, 1 ear corn cut into thick slices, 1 peeled and sliced carrot
- 1 egg (optional)
- 20 grams almonds, bashed in a mortar and pestle
- 2 tablespoons fried shallots (available from Asian shops)
- Bring two cups stock to the boil in a saucepan.
- Add noodles and cook for one minute.
- Add vegetables and cook for one further minute
- Break egg (if using) directly into saucepan and beat in with a pair of chopsticks or fork for 10-15 seconds until cooked.
- Remove from heat and ladle into serving bowl.
- Garnish with almonds and fried shallots.