Introduction: Dragon Noodles

This dish is a popular one in our household. I found the recipe over at Budget Bites and I am always modifying it depending on what we have in the house, but the sauce is the focal point and it's so simple and easy you probably have all the ingredients on hand already! 

This is a great recipe for those who love everything spicy, and you can easily add more or less heat to satisfy the level of spicy you are looking for.  

It's also a great Meatless Monday recipe, or simply add some grilled shrimp for a heartier meal. 

Step 1: Ingredients

This recipe is easily adaptable, and I've never made it the same way twice, but here is an overview of what I used this time. 
  • Noodles (I use what ever I have, about 1/4-1/2 a box)
  • Butter (not pictured)
  • Egg beaters 
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Sriracha Sauce
  • Broccoli- chopped
  • Onion- diced
  • Green Pepper- sliced
  • Can of Bamboo Shoots
  • Green Onion
Other variations I've made have been to use zucchini, green beans, red pepper, yellow pepper, jalapenos, etc. You really can just about through whatever you have on hand in here. 

Step 2: The Vegetables

First chop up the vegetables you are going to use. This time I chose onion, broccoli, and green pepper. 

Step 3: Cook the Vegetables

Cook the onion and green pepper in a couple tablespoons of olive oil for about 3 minutes

Step 4: Add Broccoli

Then add the broccoli and a little bit of margarine (or butter). I also like to add a few shakes of garlic salt at this stage, but it's not necessary. 

if you are in a time crunch, throw the lid over the pan so the broccoli will cook quicker, this will also make it softer. So if you like to have that extra "crunch" to your broccoli, keep the lid off. 

Step 5: Boil Noodles

Next, cook your noodles according to the directions on the box. I like to cook mine a little al dente because it keeps me fuller longer. 

Step 6: Add Bamboo Shoots

Add your can of bamboo shoots when the noodles are almost done. Bamboo shoots only need a few minutes to cook, so don't throw them in too early or they will become mushy. Unless of course, you like mushy bamboo shoots, and then I say go for it! 

Step 7: Cook the Egg

I like to add a little bit of egg in mine. Usually I use real eggs, but we happened to be out, so i just used the next best thing! 

Step 8: The Sauce

The amazing Dragon Sauce is the key to this recipe and it SO simple. It's equal parts brown sugar, soy sauce, and Sriracha. So depending on how spicy you want it, you can add or take away some as needed. 

This time I used 1/3 cup of each, which was enough to cover all my veggies and noodles, and also give me a little left over to pack along with the leftovers as an additive when reheating. 

Step 9: Drain the Noodles

Drain your noodles

Step 10: Finishing Touches

Next melt a little margarine in the pan you boiled the noodles in, about 2 tablespoons is good, then add your noodles and heat throughly for a minute or so. 

Step 11: Mix It

Now mix the veggies with the noodles and pour on the sauce. 

Step 12: The Results

And there yeah go! Serve with a little garnish of green onion if you have it on hand, maybe some extra Sriracha sauce if you want your nose to run, and there you have a quick and simple meal that will easily feed 4. Or if you're like me and only have 1 other mouth to feed, the leftovers are great! I just like to make a little extra sauce as I stated earlier to help keep it moist when in the microwave.