When I first discovered the recipe for these Simple Sesame Noodles at The Pioneer Woman’s blog more than a year ago, it was the best thing to happen to me. At that time, I was pregnant with my son and often feeling tired and lousy. I made these noodles for dinner a lot because (1) these sesame noodles are really easy; if you don’t count boiling noodles as cooking, then this is a no-cook dish, and (2) this is well-loved by both my husband and daughter. My daughter’s terrible-twos was at its peak then and most nights, I just couldn’t bear the thought of having to see my daughter sullenly picking at her food again.
So, these sesame noodles were the ultimate dinner time solution for me. You would have thought that eating this so often would make us sick of it, but somehow, that didn’t happen. Doused with copious amounts of garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil, these noodles are nothing short of addictive.
While these noodles are good as is, I like to add thinly sliced green beans or asparagus to boost nutrition value. Tonight, I poached a couple of skinless and boneless chicken breasts and shredded the meat for my husband and son to toss into their serving of noodles. They both love their meals with meat.
And of course, this meal wouldn’t be complete without a liberal dousing of Sriracha.