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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 296.0
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,886.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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Broccoli Curry Udon by Isa Chandra

Submitted by: BOTFLYVECTOR

Introduction

These noodles are inspired by the staple curry udon you can find in many Japanese-American restaurants. You can use whatever curry powder you have on hand, but I dig the distinctive notes of star anise, ginger, cinnamon and clove in S&B Oriental Curry Powder. They sell this kind in the racist ethnic aisle of most supermarkets, and in many Asian markets, but if you canít find it then hereís a hack: add a pinch of cinnamon and ginger when you add the curry powder and throw a star anise into the sauce while it simmers. Youíll get a close approximation! These noodles are inspired by the staple curry udon you can find in many Japanese-American restaurants. You can use whatever curry powder you have on hand, but I dig the distinctive notes of star anise, ginger, cinnamon and clove in S&B Oriental Curry Powder. They sell this kind in the racist ethnic aisle of most supermarkets, and in many Asian markets, but if you canít find it then hereís a hack: add a pinch of cinnamon and ginger when you add the curry powder and throw a star anise into the sauce while it simmers. Youíll get a close approximation!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    8 oz dry round udon noodles
    Olive oil for sauteeing (I use a spray bottle of oil)
    1 pound broccoli florettes (6 cups)
    Medium red onion, thinly sliced
    2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    Big pinch red pepper flakes
    2 cups vegetable broth mixed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch
    2 teaspoons curry powder (see note)
    1 Tablespoon soy sauce
    1/2 cup light coconut milk
    4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

First boil water for the udon. Cook udon according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat a large pan over medium heat. Saute broccoli in a few sprays of oil and a pinch of salt for about 7 minutes. Keep covered while cooking, lifting the lid just to stir a few times. In the meantime, prep everything else.

When broccoli is done, remove from pan and set aside. Next saute onions in a bit of oil, with a pinch of salt for about 3 minutes. You want them to retain some crunch. Remove from pan (transfer to the same bowl as broccoli to cut down on dishes). Now youíll make the sauce in the same pan.

Saute the garlic and ginger in a little oil for about 1 minute. Mix in the red pepper flakes. Add the vegetable broth/cornstarch, the curry powder and soy sauce. Cover pan and bring to a boil. Let thicken a bit, for about 3 minutes. Mix in coconut milk and turn off the heat.

Add noodles to the pan and mix to coat. Then fold in the broccoli and onions. Divide between bowls and top with garnishes (if using) and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

variations:

Shiitake & Red Bell Pepper (In honor of Amy)
Omit onions, use half the amount of broccoli
Saute 8 oz thinly sliced shiitakes for 5 minutes
Saute a thinly sliced red bell pepper for 5 minutes

Bok Choy
Use 2 lbs bok choy in place of the broccoli
Saute the bok choy stems for 5 minutes
Add the leaves and saute 3 minutes more

Tofu
In addition to the veggies, saute diced extra firm tofu with a pinch of salt and pepper and add it to the noodles.

Serving Size:†4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BOTFLYVECTOR.






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  • Made this last night and it was deeeeelicious - I added zucchini. Double bonus to not have to enter the recipe to get the calories count:)!! - 9/15/12

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  • Made it last night and I loved it. Then and for lunch today. - 6/5/12

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