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Udon Noodle Stir Fry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, udon noodles
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Planted and Picked


Stir Fry Vegetables and Noodles

  • 400 g fresh Udon Noodles
  • vegetable broth or water for cooking
  • 200 g broccoli florets 3½ cups
  • 250 g red bell peppers sliced 2 peppers
  • 150 g sweet onion, wedge sliced 1 medium onion
  • 250 g shiitake mushrooms, ¼" slices stems removed
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Baked Tofu

  • 400 g tofu
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Stir Fry Sauce

  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 6 tbsp vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch



  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • If you have a tofu press, add tofu to the press and let sit. If not, then wrap the tofu in some paper towel or a kitchen towel. Place on a plate with something heavy on top to help press out the water.
  • Let sit for at least 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  • Cut the block into about 3/8" slices across the narrow side and then cut each of these slices into three squares.
  • Shake the garlic powder and salt and pepper over the tofu and mix to distribute.
  • Place the tofu squares on a parchment lined baking sheet and into the oven for about 20 minutes.


  • Cut the mushrooms and peppers in 1/4" slices and cut the onions in similar sized wedges.
  • Cut broccoli into florets.
  • Heat a wok or large pan over medium/high heat.
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of vegetable broth to the pan and then add the vegetables and stir. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Continue stirring frequently and add veg stock a little at a time to prevent sticking until the veg is tender. This should take about 12 to 15 minutes.

The Sauce

  • While the veg and tofu are cooking, place all of the sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to slow boil and reduce to simmer to thicken.

Udon Noodles

  • Add water to a medium sized pot to about 2/3 full.
  • Add Udon noodles and cook for about 3 minutes. If you use dried, or semi-dried noodles, prepare according to package directions.
  • Drain and set aside.

Bringing it Together....

  • Add the fresh Udon Noodles, baked tofu and sauce to the pan with the vegetables.
  • Stir to combine and serve! Enjoy!