Spicy Sesame Noodles and Vegetables
By :The Ultimate Instant Pot CB for Two by Janet Zimmerman
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When I discovered I could cook Chinese noodles in the Instant Pot®, my life changed. Okay, not really—but it was a great trick to have up my sleeve. For noodles, I use the KA-ME brand, but you can also substitute ramen noodles. In this recipe, the noodles cook at the same rate as the vegetables, and the cooking liquid turns into a sauce. Dinner is served!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Carrot, Noodles, Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil divided
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp Asian chili-garlic sauce or Sriracha plus additional as needed
  • 4 oz Chinese wheat noodles or 4-ounce 1 package ramen noodles
  • 3 oz snow peas trimmed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small carrot cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 small red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 2 - 3 scallions chopped, green and white parts separated
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped roasted peanuts optional
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Carrot, Noodles, Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil divided
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp Asian chili-garlic sauce or Sriracha plus additional as needed
  • 4 oz Chinese wheat noodles or 4-ounce 1 package ramen noodles
  • 3 oz snow peas trimmed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small carrot cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 small red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 2 - 3 scallions chopped, green and white parts separated
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped roasted peanuts optional
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Add the water to the inner pot. Add the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, the garlic, and chili-garlic sauce. Stir to combine. Break up the block of noodles into 3 or 4 pieces and place them in the pot in a single layer as much as possible. Layer the snow peas, carrot, bell pepper, and white scallion parts over the noodles.
  2. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to Low and the time to 0 minutes. After cooking, quick release the pressure.
  3. Unlock the lid. Stir the noodles and vegetables together. Test a noodle and a carrot to make sure both are tender. If not, simmer for a few minutes until they’re done. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and more chili-garlic sauce if you’d like. Garnish with the scallion greens and peanuts (if using).
Recipe Notes

Lux Modification
In step 1, use hot water rather than room temperature;
keep the time the same.

7 replies
  1. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Momma D and Letimel63,

    Yes, 0 minutes is the correct cooking time. The Instant Pot Multi-Use Pressure Cooker can cook some food items in 0 minutes. The food is cooked mainly in the time it takes to pressurize due to the boiling, steaming and a little pressure at the end. You will see a 0 cooking time for more recipes.

  2. Heidyj
    Heidyj says:

    It looks so good! But we’re not fans of the noodle part. Any recommendations on how to modify the recipe to serve over rice?

  3. Diane_AK
    Diane_AK says:

    I had bought all of the ingredients before realizing that the cook time on the recipe said 0 minutes so I did some research and found a recommendation for 10 minutes on low. This worked perfect for the noodles but the vegetables were a little overdone for my taste. Overall good flavor, though.

  4. Diane_AK
    Diane_AK says:

    As an update to my last comment, I talked with a friend who has a couple of years experience with the IP. She says that the cook time of 0 minutes on this recipe is probably accurate. She’s seen other recipes with the same. I’ll certainly give that a try next time!

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