15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles
These 15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles are bursting with bold ginger flavour and fresh crunchy vegetables! They come together in less than 15 minutes, and are completely vegan and gluten-free!
The best rice noodle recipe
If you’re looking for a quick 15 minute dinner, look no further!
These Sesame Ginger Noodles with bok choy will be your new favourite go-to dish. I love rice noodles because they’re naturally gluten-free, easier to digest than wheat noodles, and cook up in no time.
This recipe is bursting with bold ginger flavour, and loaded with veggie goodness from the bok choy. If you don’t have any bok choy available, you can feel free to use broccoli, or even any other green vegetable you have in your fridge. However, if you happen to find bok choy, this Ramen Noodle Stir Fry and Easy Vegetarian Laksa also feature it!
How to make 15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles
First, mix your sauce together in a bowl, then add it to the pot. This lets the garlic and ginger cook slightly, and lets the sauce thicken up. Next, the bok choy gets cooked up in the sauce, then the rice noodles get cooked up with everything last.
I like to boil some water to cook the rice noodles while I’m preparing the sauce and the bok choy, which makes the process for this recipe go even faster!
Rice noodles also cook really quickly, so make sure to keep an eye on them and set a timer (based on package directions) so you don’t end up overcooking your noodles. When they’re soft but still have a slight chew to them, you know they’re done! I find boiling rice noodles takes about 2-3 minutes.
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15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Cook
- Cuisine: Asain
A healthy quick and easy noodle dish that is loaded with flavour! Say hello to the fastest and tastiest dinner!
- 1/2 pack brown rice noodles (or regular rice noodles, about 8oz)
- 3 cups of baby bok choy
- 1 thinly sliced green onion
- Sesame seeds to top (optional)
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp light soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp crushed red chillis
- Wash your bok choy, and chop into quarters. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix your sauce ingredients together, and set aside.
- Boil your rice noodles according to package directions, until soft.
- In a saucepan on medium heat, pour your sauce in and allow to begin to cook, 1-2 minutes.
- Next add in your bok choy and green onion, mixing well.
- Reduce heat to low and add in your rice noodles.
- Toss together and serve immediately.
Depending on how many noodles you use, you may need a bit more or less sauce. Taste and adjust accordingly.
I use a non-stick wok to stir-fry up this recipe to make for an easy clean-up!
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 446
- Fat: 2.6g
- Fiber: 4.8g
- Protein: 8.1g
Keywords: healthy noodles, quick and easy dinners, vegan dinner recipes
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Just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing recipe. I love this and make it for my little brothers and sisters all the time. Please keep making things like this, they are so good!!!
So happy you all enjoyed it Jamie! 🙂
Oh my goodness, this recipe is amazing!! So easy and also lends itself well to adaptation based on bailable ingredients! Made mine with buckwheat noodles in place of rice noodles and cilantro in place of green onions…sooo delicious!
So glad you enjoyed it Amanda!
Nice and easy with a decent amount of heat. I added broccoli at the tail end of the noodle boil and then stir fried some orange peppers in the sauce. Such a versatile sauce. It is a keeper.
Glad you enjoyed Joan!
Amazing. Quick dish, family loved it. We are making again tonight. I memorized recipe but just in case THIS ONE is book marked! Thank u so much
So happy you enjoyed Dana!
This 15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles recipe seems so delicious , ill love to try this one. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.
Super excited to try this Sesame Ginger Noodles, seems so delicious , will love to make this one . My kids gonna love this one .
EnI hope you all enjoy! 🙂
This recipe is so great for an end of week leftover fridge cleanout! I just grab whatever leftover protein and veggies need to be eaten and toss them in. We love it!!
So happy you enjoyed it 🙂
Made this tonight with what noodles I had in the pantry, outstanding we loved them better than takeaway noodles from my local chinese takeaway shop. This recipe is definatley a keeper!
So happy you enjoyed the recipe Carmen! 🙂
Great recipe. I am currently sick with a cold and pregnant. The dr said to eat lots of garlic and ginger, this was a great way to do it and was delicious.
Thanks Cath! Happy you enjoyed!
Hi Jess, I’d like to use dark soy sauce to color the noodles. Should I do half regular soy sauce / half dark soy sauce? Thanks a lot for 🙂 Justine
Hi Justine! Yes exactly-half and half is the best way to go:)
This was delicious!! And so quick to make. I never have bok choy so I wasn’t sure how to prepare it. Now I want it to be a weekly dish!
Thanks Emily! Bok choy is delicious and soo good stir-fried in noodles! So happy you enjoyed it!
Going to make this tonight and add mushrooms. Like a few more veggies. Sounds good!
This recipe is becoming my new staple! So easy to make and my taste buds are very satisfied! I added brocoli and red pepper so I have leftovers for tomorrow.
I have to admit I’m a bit lazy in the kitchen but I still want delicious food which seems almost impossible sometimes. With this recipe I have proof that I don’t have to waiste my money on Uber eats to get a delicious, healthy, simple comfy food.
Yay Emie! Homemade noodles are always a winner in my home too 🙂
Can’t remember if I’ve commented yet – but I’ve done this recipe ( and the garlic one) maybe 4x now and I love it so much! It is comprehensive and easy, yet the flavor is not compromised. Thank you so much for your blog!
Thanks Alyssa! Happy you love the recipe 🙂
The garlic and the ginger really stand out here. So glad I found this recipe tonight-pantry was looking sparse and I wasn’t feeling too inspired. It was a pure delight! I am sure I will make it again. Thanks Jess 🙂
So happy you enjoyed the recipe Stacey!
This is my first visit to your site. I made the Asian noodles this evening.I made a few changes because I didn’t have bok choy. I used spinach and broccoli and grated carrots. I also reduced the red chili flakes by half. My husband said this is his favorite Asian meal. f. I also made fried tofu with cornstarch to add protein and it was a great compliment! I will be making this again for sure!
That’s so good to hear! I’m glad the substitutions worked, too – thanks for sharing!
I was crazing noodles but feeling lazy and the kids were being extreme. Fought the urge to order take out and made this. I added mushroom and tofu. OMG it was delicious. Made it quicker than it takes to get take away. Thank you so much. It will definitely become a staple.
Your so welcome Amanda! Glad to hear you loved the recipe 🙂
I have made this countless times since I came across it years ago. It is one of my go-tos. I always have the ingredients in my pantry to whip up when I’m feeling uninspired or unprepared. I’ve amended it in various ways–with tofu, chicken, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, etc. I’ve done it without the maple syrup, with stevia, and once with honey. It’s such a good recipe; I never seem to get tired of it!
Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by! So happy to hear this is one of your go-to recipes! It’s one of mine too! Perfect for those lazy days when you want a quick simple dinner 🙂
How much green onions? Same as baby bok choy? Do you cut up the green onions and put it in the sauce at the same as choy after cooking sauce for 1-2 minutes?
Hi Laurel, you can use 1-2 green onions and add them in along with the bok choy to cook for 1-2 minutes!
Made these last night and they were fantastic! A great strong ginger flavor that we loved.
Thank you for the review Chelsea! Glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe!
I made this tonight for my SIL who is allergic to everything and it was fantastic! We are out of sesame oil so I just toasted the sesame seeds in the pot first, then added the sauce and cooked together. It was perfect! My cousin’s wife is allergic to sesame (I was unaware until tonight) so she mentioned reading that pumpkin seed oil is a great substitute, so we’ll probably try that too. I think I’d like to try it with zoodles or spaghetti squash, too!
Thank you for sharing!
Hi Loni, thank you for the review! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. This recipe would work great with zoodles!
Hi! Can you replace the soy sauce for coconut aminos??
Hi Flavia, yes you can!
Absolutely delicious and simple to make! I could easily see this being a weeknight staple!
Thank you Lucy! So happy you like it 🙂
Added edamame, mushrooms, and spinach and cyanne pepper. We really enjoyed it, made it three times now. Thanks!
Hi Wendy, so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Those additions to the dish sound great too!
Made this today but had no soy sauce: used fish sauce. Worked ok. Needed more seasoning so will definitely amp up the ginger paste perhaps… and buy some soy sauce.
HI Alexander, happy to hear you liked the recipe! Fish sauce is a good option to replace soy sauce in asian noodle dishes, though it will, of course, change the taste a bit!
Great recipe! I normally like spice but this has a good kick to it! Next time I will do less red pepper!
Thanks Amanda! Definitely can adjust the spice according to your taste if you prefer more or less!
Such a lovely recipe Jess!! Thank you for sharing girl.
Thanks Maria! So happy you love it as much as I do!
OMG IN ABSOLUTE LOVE WITH THIS RECIPE JESS! I added chicken for some protein, it was a delish!!
Thank you! That’s a great idea to add some protein to this recipe!
We can’t have sugar in our diet. Would you know of a replacement for the maple syrup? If I left it out would it be a big difference?
You can try just using a sugar substitute like a bit of stevia to add some sweetness.
Just made this and added mushrooms. Quick and very flavorful; I’ll definitely be making this again. Thank you.
So glad you liked it Matia!
MY MOUTH IS WATERING! Can’t wait to make it!
Thank you so much! Let me know how it turns out!
Hi! I’m thinking of making this Saturday for dinner. Do you have any recommendations of what to have as a side?
Hi Melissa, This recipe would be great with some tofu added into it to make it a more protein rich recipe. Or perhaps a batch of my easy tom yum soup would be great on the side!
I have some bottled organic sesame sauce I need to use up before making more of my own. Would you recommend using the same method? So I would just heat the sauce alone, then add the bok choy, and last the cooked noodles? Thanks for any advice!
As long as there is oil in the sauce you should be good to go! This will help to “sauté” the bok choy a bit in the sauce!
this looks amazing! Going to try tonight. I just stumbled onto your site via a Pinterest search for quick ginger noodles. So glad I did and can’t wait to explore more of your recipes.
I hope you enjoy it! Such a great quick little recipe!
I love how sticky and light the dish looks! Would this sauce go well with edamame or legume-based spaghetti?
Hi Cassie, Yes of course! That sounds delicious. You can really use any type of pasta you prefer for this dish 🙂
I can’t deal with how delicious/easy this recipe was!!!
Thank you Sacha!