Satay Noodles and Greens

We’ve taken all the savory, nutty flavors of meat satay and made a vegetarian dish – Satay Noodles and Greens! With the help of my favorite cookbook of the year, The Medicinal Chef by Dale Pinnock.

Satay Noodles and Greens Recipe

Why These Satay Noodle Are So Good

  • An addictive vegetarian noodle dish with Peanut Satay Sauce
  • Recipe from Chef Dale Pinnock of The Medicinal Chef Cookbook
  • 20 minute recipe, start to finish

Ingredients

  • Dry rice noodles
  • Cooking oil
  • Leek
  • Garlic cloves
  • Chili pepper
  • Shredded greens
  • Hot water
  • Chunky peanut butter
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Chinese Five Spice powder
  • Kosher salt

 

How To Make These Satay Noodles – Step By Step

  1. Soak the dry rice noodles in warm water for 5-8 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together the hot water, peanut butter, dark soy sauce, honey, five-spice powder, salt and set aside. We’ll be only using the white part of the leek (compost or use the green part to make broth). Wash the leek very well, separating the layers a bit to rinse out any dirt. Very thinly slice the leek.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large saute pan or wok over medium heat until just shimmering. Add the leek, garlic and chili pepper. Cook for 2 minutes (take care to not burn the garlic).
  3. Add the shredded greens and continue to cook until they have softened slightly, about 1 minute. Turn heat to medium-high and add in the soy sauce mixture
  4. Drain the rice noodles. When sauce begins to bubble a bit, add in the rice noodles and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the rice noodles are cooked.

 

Satay Noodles in bowl

What Is Satay?

Satay is a grilled meat dish famous throughout Southeast-Asia. Indonesia is thought to be the true birthplace of satay, but the dish was carried to surrounding countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and others. The most popular satay is chicken or pork satay, but beef is also used as well as tofu satay.

This recipe cuts out the meat but is still so delicious and filling!

An Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Meal

With fresh greens that we picked from our garden, Asian dried rice noodles and a simple stir-together sauce, it’s an easy, filling and healthy meal. Just 20 mins from pantry to table!

If peanut butter sandwiches and basic Asian pantry essentials are a staple in your household, you can probably make these Satay Noodles right now. The beauty of (most) stir fries is that there are no rules about what vegetables and proteins go into them. You can use what’s in your fridge, rather than specifically shopping for ingredients to make something.

Satay Noodles and Greens in bowl

Add Ins For This Satay Noodle Recipe

This recipe is a hearty and delicious vegetarians main. But if you want to add in some more goodies then go for it! Here are some ideas:

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Tofu
  • Broccoli 
  • Bell peppers
  • Cilantro

Satay Noodles and Greens close up of noodles

Top Tips For Satay Noodles

  • If you don’t have a wok you can use a wide bottomed pan.
  • Make sure you have all your ingredients prepped before you fire up the wok – things move fast!
  • You can add chicken or other protein – or keep it veggie.
  • Make sure the wash the leek well, it’s many layers can hide pesky dirt!

bowl of noodles

Satay Noodles and Greens Recipe Video

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Satay Noodles and Greens Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

We've taken all the savory, nutty flavors of meat satay and made a vegetarian dish - Satay Noodles and Greens! With the help of my favorite cookbook of the year, The Medicinal Chef by Dale Pinnock.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: peanut noodles, satay recipe, vegetarian noodles
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces dry rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 large leek
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 small green or red chili pepper minced
  • 4 handfuls shredded greens such as cabbage, napa cabbage, bok choy and tatsoi
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce or 2 tablespoons regular soy sauce + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Soak the dry rice noodles in warm water for 5-8 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together the hot water, peanut butter, dark soy sauce, honey, five-spice powder, salt and set aside. We'll be only using the white part of the leek (compost or use the green part to make broth).
  2. Wash the leek very well, separating the layers a bit to rinse out any dirt. Very thinly slice the leek.
  3. Heat the cooking oil in a large saute pan or wok over medium heat until just shimmering. Add the leek, garlic and chili pepper. Cook for 2 minutes (take care to not burn the garlic).
  4. Add the shredded greens and continue to cook until they have softened slightly, about 1 minute. Turn heat to medium-high and add in the soy sauce mixture.
  5. Drain the rice noodles. When sauce begins to bubble a bit, add in the rice noodles and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the rice noodles are cooked.
Nutrition Facts
Satay Noodles and Greens Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 639mg28%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Legend image reprinted with permission from The Medicinal Chef © 2013 Dale Pinnock, Sterling Publishing Inc. Co. Photography by Martin Poole.

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 1.07.32 PMIf there’s one book to add to your wishlist, this is it. Dale’s philosophy about food is that it should not only nourish your stomach, but should also heal your body.

Each recipe is accompanied by a little chart to highlight ailments the ingredients can help.

In this instance, Satay Noodles and Greens Recipe with the peanut-y sauce is great for:

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