One of my quick dinner is to stir-fry noodle. I always have some chopped garlic and cut carrot in my refrigerator ready to be used. So, all I needed to do for this noodle is to julienne some red bell pepper, shallots and washed and cut some baby bok choy (available at WalMart or your local Asian supermarket). I kept boxes of 100% whole wheat spaghetti in my pantry for use in Asian or Western cooking, whichever strike my fancy that day. According to American Heart Association, diet rich in whole grains and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Only look for those that said 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat to get the full benefit.
100% whole grain or whole wheat spaghetti can be delicious, just cook to the maximum amount of time listed at the back of the instruction. Cook it a minute or two longer if you prefer the texture to be softer. I once tried a sample at Costco where they tried to market the whole grain spaghetti but the salesperson undercooked it as the spaghetti was hard and chewy, what message did he send? That whole wheat/whole grain spaghetti was hard and chewy which seem to be agreeable with what the majority think. Do you think people would buy it with that kind of experience? I am doubtful. Anyway, instead of eating it with Parmesan cheese (as served in Costco), why not try stir-frying it Asian style? I have no doubt it is much delicious this way. Try it!
- 1 box (13.25 oz/ 375g) of 100% whole wheat spaghetti, cooked per package direction and drain with cold water (I cooked mine for 11 minutes).
- 1/2 lb. Ground Pork
- 1/4 Red bell pepper, julienne
- 1 Carrot, cut
- About 2-3 bunches of Baby Bok Choy, washed and cut
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 3 small Shallots, sliced
- 4 Tbsp. Oyster sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Dark soy sauce
- 1 tsp. sugar
1. In a stir-fry pan, add in some cooking oil and fry the shallots until fragrant. Add in ground pork and garlic, fry until ground pork is on longer pink. Add in the rest of the ingredients except spaghetti and stir-fry well.
2. Add in the sauce and fry to combine. Toss in the spaghetti and mix to blend well with the sauce. Season to taste. Might need to add in a little salt if not salty enough. I serve mine with my homemade chili in oil.
I would love to share this dish with Presto Pasta Night . Presto Pasta Night was created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Marye at Baking Delights. Please hop over on Friday, April 10 to see the round up. Thanks!