Quick noodles with spring onions, garlic and ginger

Quick noodles with spring onions, garlic and ginger

Serves 4


1 large bunch of spring onions, very thinly sliced

1 x 6cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1⁄2 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)

100ml vegetable oil

11⁄2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tsp toasted sesame oil

1⁄2 tsp caster sugar

Salt and black pepper

300g ramen noodles, or 4 nests of instant ramen noodles


To serve:

Sesame seeds Chilli oil (optional)


  1. In a large, heatproof bowl, combine two- thirds of the spring onions with the ginger, garlic and chilli flakes, if using.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan over a high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Immediately pour the hot oil over the spring onion mixture, letting the spring onions sizzle and wilt. Set aside for five minutes.
  3. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and some black pepper. Stir in the remaining spring onions and set aside for 15-20 minutes for the flavours to come together. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package instructions, then drain.
  5. Add the noodles to the bowl with the sauce and toss to combine, then divide amongst serving bowls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with chilli oil or sriracha, if desired.


Per serving: 532kcals, 27.2g fat (5.7g saturated), 60.7g carbs (3.9g sugars), 12.2g protein, 9.2g fibre, 0.835g sodium