Need a super quick, satisfying meal? Give these chili garlic oil noodles a try! This is a perfect lunch or dinner that comes together in about 10 minutes and packs in a ton of flavor.
As someone who works from home, I am always trying to come up with quick and easy lunches that use only pantry staples. So if you are like me and always have a big pack of ramen or somen noodles laying around this is a great way to up your noodle game.
You can always purchase chili oil from the store, but is so easy to make and tastes way better. For this recipe I just crush some dried chilis (you can use red pepper flakes as well), and slow fry them with garlic in some toasted sesame oil for about 5 minutes.
- Sesame Oil
- Dried Chili Flakes
- Soy Sauce
- Green Onion
For my recipe I use quite a bit of the dried chili because I love spicy noodles! If you don't care for as much heat though, you can adjust to your taste or omit all together.
Double or triple the recipe for the spicy chili garlic oil and save some for the next meal! It will stay good for about a week or so and goes great with a fried egg or with some rice.
Looking for some other asian recipes to try?
- Pork Belly Fried Rice
- Massaman Tofu Curry
- Shrimp Pad Thai
Chili Garlic Oil Noodles
- 4 oz any ramen or somen noodles
- 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, (sliced)
- 2 teaspoon dried chilies, (smashed, like bird eye or cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes)
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce
- green onions, (sliced thinly lengthwise, optional)
- sesame seeds, (for topping, optional)
- Start by adding the sesame oil, garlic, and smashed dried chilies to a small saucepan under medium-low heat. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the garlic is golden brown.
- While the chili garlic oil is going, cook the noodles according to the package directions and drain.
- Add the noodles to chili garlic oil along with the soy sauce and stir until well combined. Top with green onions and sesame seeds.
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