Thursday, July 7, 2011

Double Happiness Chow Mein

(You can throw in whatever veggies you have!)
 
So I was told by my niece (Sue's daughter) that I needed to add more savory postings to the blog. At first I was thinking that might be an issue because I lean more to the sweet than savory. But, then I thought, "I know, I can blog about dinner!"
I wanted something quick and simple so I decided to make chow mein.
Why is it called "Double Happiness Chow Mein"?
Well, quite a while ago Sue turned me on to these noodles called Double Happiness Food Ltd Chow Mein Noodles that are located in the produce section of the grocery store instead of with the rest of the noodles. They are really low calorie (ONLY 70 CALORIES PER CUP!!) and the texture is awesome. I definitely encourage everyone to try them. I put a pic of the bag below so you know what to look for!


Double Happiness Chow Mein

Ingredients
1 bag of Double Happiness Chow Mein Noodles
2 Tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 - 2 cups chopped raw chicken meat
1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, coarsely choppd
several green onions, coarsely chopped
3 carrots, shredded
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp Oh! So Garlic (optional)

Directions
Dump chow mein noodles into a large bowl and cover with hot tap water. Let soak while you prepare vegetables. (At least 5 minutes)

(I cut the noodles in half so they are a bit shorter but you don't have to do that.)
 
Heat oil in  large wok or pot. Add garlic and chicken. Stir fry until chicken is no longer pink. Add vegetables. Stir and cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
Add chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper, and Oh! So Garlic (if you are using).
Drain noodles and stir into wok with vegetables until heated through. (I use tongs to toss everything but if you are handy with chopsticks, that would work too!)

 
See, easy peasy! From start to finish, including chopping veggies, it probably took me 30 minutes. A great, healthy, quick, and simple dinner.
You can use whatever vegetables you prefer and switch up the spices too.
Don't like Oyster Sauce? Leave it out.
Love ginger? Add it in.
Our dad gave me a great tip for cooking chow mein (he is the chow mein king) if you want to use chopped carrots instead of grated carrots - boil carrots in a small pot for 5 minutes so they are partially cooked when you add them to the chow mein. That way they won't be too crunchy!
Next time you are in a pinch for time but still want something fairly healthy, give this one a try!

7 comments:

  1. They are awesome noodles and like Jo says lower fat!! Nice picture!!

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  2. If you look closely at the picture you can see "Ho Ho Ho", snowflakes, and Rudolph's feet! Hmmmm...time to put away the Christmas plates you think...lol

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  3. Where can I get them? I´ve been looking online but I can´t find them. Thanks!

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    1. We get ours from our local grocery store (Buy Low Foods). They are located in the produce section with the vegetables - NOT in the aisle with the other noodles..... hope that helps :)

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  4. Please, what are the Ingredients in the chow mein noodles? I cannot have gluten, dairy or soy. Thank you.

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  5. Please email me the ingredients of the Double Happiness Chow Mein Noodles. thank you.

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    1. Hi! Here is the list of ingredients as per the company's website - Chow Mein Noodles (全蛋炒麵 )
      Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Liquid Whole Egg Water, Potassium Carbonate. You can view the website here: http://doublehappinessfoods.com/products/

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