Kids Cook Monday Recipe: Wiggly Noodle Stir Fry

Quick and easy Wiggly Noodle Stir Fry made from instant noodles
Quick and easy Wiggly Noodle Stir Fry made from instant noodles | Source

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Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: Serves 2 adults

Cooking With Kids

Wiggly Noodle Stir Fry is a quick, simple and inexpensive meal that is versatile enough to customize for each family's preference. Using your choice of meat and veggies, plus a package of instant noodle soup (ie. Mr. Noodle, Ramen, etc.), you can feed your whole family for under $10.


Alternatives

Instead of ground beef, you can also use one steak or one chicken breast per 2 people, cut into strips

Ingredients

  • Instant Noodle Soup package(s), 1 pkg per 2 people
  • Ground Beef, 1/2 lb per 2 people
  • Red or Green Onions
  • Veggies, chopped (frozen is okay)
  • Oil and/or butter
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Use fresh chopped veggies, or frozen veggies to save time!Use a package of instant noodles for a quick cook time and easy seasoningFry up the meat and veggies
Use fresh chopped veggies, or frozen veggies to save time!
Use fresh chopped veggies, or frozen veggies to save time! | Source
Use a package of instant noodles for a quick cook time and easy seasoning
Use a package of instant noodles for a quick cook time and easy seasoning | Source
Fry up the meat and veggies
Fry up the meat and veggies | Source

Meat and Veggie Mix

  • Chop onion, veggies (if not frozen), and meat into bite size pieces
  • Heat the oil and/or butter in a pan
  • Fry meat, onions, and veggies in a pan using most of the broth packet as seasoning

Note: Save some of the seasoning for when you add the noodles later.

  • Keep pan covered to retain moisture from the veggies


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Your Child(ren)’s Participation

Younger Kids can:

  • Add the noodles to the water
  • Add the veggies to the pan
  • Add the soup mix

Older kids can:

  • Make this meal with supervision


For information on kitchen safety when cooking with children, read Setting Kitchen Rules.

Noodles


  • Put a pot of water to boil on high
  • Break noodles in half and add to boiling water
  • Let the noodles cook for 2-3 minutes, until soft but not mushy
  • Remove pot from heat and drain noodles


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Add the cooked noodles and remaining seasoningMix togetherServe and Enjoy!
Add the cooked noodles and remaining seasoning
Add the cooked noodles and remaining seasoning | Source
Mix together
Mix together | Source
Serve and Enjoy!
Serve and Enjoy! | Source

Bringing it Together

  • When meat is cooked thoroughly, add noodles
  • Sprinkle the last of the broth seasoning over the noodles
  • Stir well so noodles absorb broth
  • Serve and enjoy


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kelleyward 4 years ago

Yum! Thanks for another great idea to get the kids cooking! Take care, Kelley


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I Am Rosa 4 years ago from Canada Author

My pleasure!! Enjoy!

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