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Mushroom Chow Mein – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary


This wealthy and savoury mushroom chow mein is packed filled with veggies. So comforting and bursting with umami flavour. Did I point out that it’s a fast and straightforward and an excellent vegetarian possibility too? Good for mushroom lovers like me!

A tall, close-up image of mushroom chow mein in a grey bowl on a grey surface. The mushroom chow mein is topped with spring onions, sesame seeds and chilli flakes. A portion of the mushroom chow mein noodles are being lifted from the bowl by a pair of brown chopsticks. In the background is a small, black jug of chow mein sauce on the left of the frame and a small dish of chilli flakes on the right of the frame. Set on a black background.

I’m utilizing chestnut mushrooms for this chow mein however you should utilize your favorite selection and don’t be shy with them! You may assume 400g (14oz) of mushrooms seems like so much, however they prepare dinner down, so I often find yourself throwing additional in.

Who doesn’t love a comforting stir fry? SO a lot flavour!

This meal is such a great way to make use of up these leftover veggies within the fridge. Plus it’s actually fast to make, so it’s excellent for these hectic weeknights!

📋 Elements

Ingredients for mushroom chow mein are laid out on a wooden board. The ingredients are labelled in white text.Ingredients for mushroom chow mein are laid out on a wooden board. The ingredients are labelled in white text.
  • Mushrooms – I used chestnut mushrooms on this recipe however you should utilize your favorite mushroom selection. These are my favorite choices: white button mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, or oyster mushrooms.
Ingredients for mushroom chow mein sauce are laid out on a wooden board. The ingredients are labelled in white text.Ingredients for mushroom chow mein sauce are laid out on a wooden board. The ingredients are labelled in white text.
  • Chinese language rice wine – that is constituted of fermented glutinous rice and has a barely candy flavour. You should utilize white rice wine, or Shaoxing rice wine (which is amber in color and barely richer). Should you don’t have rice wine, you may substitute with sherry or mirin – however use ¾ of the quantity of mirin because it’s a good bit sweeter, and we have already got sweetness within the kecap manis.
  • Kecap manis – it is a candy soy sauce with a syrupy consistency that provides a stunning candy and savoury flavour to sauces.
  • Chow mein noodles – these are wheat-based noodles, typically made with egg, however not all the time. They’re often fairly skinny and pale in look. I purchase the dried ones on-line, as they’re troublesome to search out any of my native supermarkets. You can use effective egg noodles as an alternative, however I discover them a bit of extra eggy. If I can’t discover chow mein noodles, I have a tendency to exchange with ramen noodles (from ramen noodle packets, however with the flavour sachet discarded).

📺 Watch the best way to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.

  1. First, make the sauce by mixing the sauce substances collectively.
  2. Boil the noodles as per the packet instruction, drain, and rinse in chilly water so the noodles don’t stick collectively.
  3. Stir-fry the mushrooms with a bit of seasoning, then we fry up the remainder of the greens.
  4. Add within the noodles and sauce combination.
  5. Toss collectively and stir-fry for a couple of minutes till the noodles are sizzling.
  6. Serve with sesame seeds, spring onions, and chilli flakes.
A tall overhead image of mushroom chow mein in a black wok on a grey surface. In the background is a small dish of chilli flakes on the top left of the frame. There are chopped spring onions scattered around. On the bottom left of the frame, there is a grey bowl.A tall overhead image of mushroom chow mein in a black wok on a grey surface. In the background is a small dish of chilli flakes on the top left of the frame. There are chopped spring onions scattered around. On the bottom left of the frame, there is a grey bowl.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP You’ll be able to swap out the greens for no matter you want. Sugar snap peas (snow peas), sliced inexperienced beans, courgetti (zoodles) all work nice.

I wish to prime it with sesame seeds, spring onions, and chilli flakes (for a bit of kick).

A tall overhead image of mushroom chow mein in a grey bowl on a grey surface. The mushroom chow mein is topped with spring onions, sesame seeds and chilli flakes. There is a pair of brown chopsticks resting on the side of the bowl at an angle. In the background is a small dish of chilli flakes on the left of the frame. There are chopped spring onions scattered around.A tall overhead image of mushroom chow mein in a grey bowl on a grey surface. The mushroom chow mein is topped with spring onions, sesame seeds and chilli flakes. There is a pair of brown chopsticks resting on the side of the bowl at an angle. In the background is a small dish of chilli flakes on the left of the frame. There are chopped spring onions scattered around.

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  • Begin by making the sauce. In a small bowl, combine collectively the cornflower, soy sauce, and Chinese language rice wine, till the cornflower is absolutely included.

    1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch in USA), 2 tbsp darkish soy sauce, 1 tbsp Chinese language rice wine

  • Add the kecap manis, hoisin sauce, vegetable inventory, sesame oil, and white pepper. Combine collectively to mix, then put aside.

    2 tbsp kecap manis, 2 tbsp hoisin sauce, 90 ml (1/3 cup) vegetable inventory, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1/4 tsp white pepper

  • Boil the chow mein noodles as per the packet directions, then drain and run beneath chilly water to cease them sticking collectively.

    200 g (7 oz) dried chow mein noodles

  • Warmth the oil in a wok over a excessive warmth. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for 3 minutes, till the mushrooms are tender.

    3 tbsp oil, 400 g (14 oz) chestnut (cremini) mushrooms, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp floor black pepper

  • Add the onion, garlic, and carrot, and stir-fry for an extra 3 minutes, usually tossing every little thing along with a spatula.

    1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 giant carrot

  • Add the pink pepper, cabbage, beansprouts, and spring onion and fry once more for two minutes, protecting every little thing shifting within the wok along with your spatula.

    1 pink (bell) pepper, 1/2 savoy cabbage, 200 g (7 oz) beansprouts, 10 spring onions (scallions)

  • Add the noodles and pour over the chow mein sauce.

  • Stir-fry every little thing collectively for 2-3 minutes, tossing usually with a set of tongs, till the noodles are sizzling.

  • Serve topped with spring onions, sesame seeds, and chilli flakes.

    spring onions (scallions), sesame seeds, chilli (pink pepper) flakes

Can I make it forward and/or freeze? I don’t suggest making this dish forward, it tastes significantly better when eaten straight away. The noodles can go mushy if freezing and when attempting to reheat. Ingredient swaps Noodles – You’ll be able to substitute the chow mein noodles for effective egg noodles, and even ready-cooked effective rice (vermicelli) noodles. Should you’re utilizing contemporary noodles you’ll want approx 450g (15.75oz) Mushrooms – I used chestnut mushrooms on this recipe however you should utilize your favorite mushroom selection. I like white button mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, or oyster mushrooms. Greens – Add totally different greens: broccoli, bamboo shoots, sliced inexperienced beans, and mange tout all work nice! Meat – You should utilize beef – try my beef chow mein right here! Cooked hen or prawns are additionally nice additions.  Dietary data is approximate per serving (not together with serving options).

Energy: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 16g | Fats: 16g | Saturated Fats: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 5g | Monounsaturated Fats: 8g | Trans Fats: 0.04g | Ldl cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 1055mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 4964IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4mg

Diet data is robotically calculated, so ought to solely be used as an approximation.

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