This Vegan Meal Prep Japanese Stir Fry Udon Noodles is the Perfect Make Ahead Meal for a Busy Week. Add Mushrooms, Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper for a Hearty Meal. Serve with Japanese Edamame and Cucumber Salad
I am falling for the meal-prep craze
…..and I am liking it!
I am LOVING it!
I am all about making fresh meals, so, I was slow to adopt to the meal prep concept. I didn’t understand why I should make food on Sunday and eat it on Friday!!
Will it still be fresh?
Will it still contain its scrumptious flavors?
So, when I made my overnight oats because I was going to have a week filled with craaaaazy schedule, I thought I would try breakfast meal prep. What could it hurt, right? Its only breakfast!
That week was so busy and having not to worry about one meal made a world of a difference!
It made a believer out of me and I am so glad that I tried it.
Now, I have graduated to lunch and dinner meal prep recipes! I am so addicted to the concept that I am working on making make ahead recipes from around the world.
First, there was this Fajita Quinoa Bowls with Mexican influence. There was so delicious and I loved not having to worry about lunch for 5 whole days!
So, now, I tried Japanese Cuisine! I am a novice to this cuisine, but, I am so fascinated by it. There are so few vegetarian meals, so, I am working on creating more recipes. My last attempt was this spicy orange tofu with soba noodles.
I found these amazing (affiliate link) 3 compartment meal prep containers on amazon and I just couldn’t resist getting them! Aren’t they so cool? They also came with 5 sauce cups. I used the sauce cups for my Japanese Cucumber Salad.
This recipe will make enough for 5 containers, even though the picture shows 4 containers. The official reason is that my camera can’t fit 5 containers.
The unofficial answer is that I couldn’t wait and so, I ate some of the stir fry after I cooked them. Yes, I have the will power of an ant!
I like this recipe because I can add a little variety to my dinner. The spicy edamame pods are a nice palate cleanser and the cucumber salad is a good appetizer. Dinner is not going to be boring!
Udon noodles have been hard to find in my local grocery store and even in my local Asian grocery store. So, I ordered them from (affiliate link) Amazon. These are not just any udon noodles. I found the thick, white and fluffy udon noodles that are soooo easy to cook! They are vegan-friendly and ready in 2 minutes flat!
If you have extra miso left over, you can glaze japanese eggplants with it.
In this recipe, I also make use of the delicious Japanese Seven Spice Seasoning. I have to say that I am in LOVE with it! If you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out.
You can use a simpler stir fry sauce like my black bean sauce.
What is your favorite meal prep recipe?
Japanese Stir Fry Udon Noodles
Meal Prep – Japanese Stir Fry
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Ginger Shredded
- 1 Red Bell Pepper Julienned
- 2 cups Button Mushrooms thinly sliced
- 2 cups Broccoli Crowns
- 1/4 cup Shiitake Mushrooms Dried and Sliced
- 1 Zucchini Spiralized
- 14.2 oz Udon Noodles 1 Packet
- 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Japanese Seven Spices
- 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/8 tsp Miso Paste Optional
- 1/2 cup water divided into 2 parts
- 2 tsp Sesame Seeds
- 1/2 cup Green Onions Chopped, For Garnish
- In a small bowl, add the dried shitake mushrooms and top with warm water. Set aside
- In a stir fry pan, add the coconut oil and heat on medium for 30 seconds
- Add the ginger, garlic and red bell peppers. Saute until soft (about 3 minutes)
- Add the mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes
- Add broccoli and saute until soft (about 5 minutes)
- Drain and squeeze water out of the shitake mushrooms before adding to the pan
- Add the Zoodles (See Notes)
- Add the Udon Noodles (See Notes)
- Add 1/4 cup water
- Add the remaining ingredients, except the sesame seeds and green onions
- Cook for another 5 minutes and then turn off the heat, leaving noodles in the apn
- Add the sesame seeds and green onions
- Transfer to meal prep containers and refrigerate (See Notes)