Home Made Pot Noodles

Need to take something different to work for lunch?

Even want something different at home for lunch?

This is a simple take on the store bought pot noodle but with fresh ingredients that make it taste nicer!

To start with you will need to get hold of the fine type noodles that you pick up in the supper market.

I have listed several combinations that can be tried but feel free to change and mix around. All you will need to do is combine the “POT” (old fresh soup container) and the “JAR” (baby food jar or simular) and add boiling water from the kettle when you are ready to eat.

Best combienations are are 1 & a, 2 &b

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  • Serves: 2-3
  • prepTime: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 5-8 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
Spanish style
Ingredients for the pot (option 1)
  • Fine dehydrated noodles
  • Finely sliced carrots
  • One Finely sliced spring onion
  • Frozen peas and sweetcorn
  • Chopped Choretito
Sweet and sour
Ingredients for the pot (option 2)
  • Fine dehydrated noodles
  • One Finely sliced spring onion
  • 1tsp powdered ginger
  • Sugar snap peas 2 or 3
  • 1 chopped red chilli
Ingredients for the Jar (option a)
  • 2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 3 tbsp pasata
  • 1 tbsp chilliman pasta
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (to taste)
  • Salt and pepper.
Ingredients for the Jar (option b)
  • 2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • Lime
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper.
Ingredients for the Jar (option c) Devils sauce
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • Dash wostersauce
  • 1 tbsp spicy ketchup
  • Splash of tabasco sauce
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • Red current jelly
  • Tinned crab
Preparation method
Step 1 For the pot, finly chop the carrott and spring oinion. Remember the ver is to be wafer thin as the only cooking it will get is from the boiling kettle water that you add to the pot
Step 2 Crush up the noodles and squash them in to your pot. Add the carrots, spring onion, peas and sweetcorn and chotetito.  Thats the pot done. Put on the lid until you are ready to eat.
Step 3 For the jar, add all the ingredients to your small jar. Cloase the jar and shake.  You can leave this until you are ready to serve.
Step 4 To serve, boil kettle. Add contents of the jar to you pot. Poor the boiling water into the pot just to cover the pot contents.  Replace the pot lid and leave for 5-8 minutes. Open stir and enjoy! Better then any store brought pot snack!

 

Chilli minced beef noodles – Can be SYN FREE!

If like me, you like spicy food then this is a great easy to cook dinner. Oh, and this dinner can be a Slimming world dinner that can easily be made SYN free by replacing the sugar with sweetener.

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  • Serves: 2
  • prepTime: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 150g Noddles (based on 75g serving per person or 1 nest per person)
  • 200g extra lean minced beef less then 5% fat
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar (replace with sweetener for SYN Free)
  • 1 red chilli chopped ( add more or less if required)
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove chopped or crushed
  • 1-2 spring onions chopped to garnish (optional)
  •  Fry Light mist spray oil
Preparation method
Step 1 Cook noodles as per packet instruction, drain and leave to cool.
Step 2 Spray Fry Light mist oil in to a wok and add minced beef, red chilli, onion, garlic, ginger, red and green pepper. Fry until the mince in cooked (Browned)
Step 3 Add chilli paste, soy sauces and sugar. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Step 4 Add cooked noodles to the wok with the minced beef and mix. Once noodles are coated and heated through serve and garnish with chopped spring onion.