Saturday, 27 April 2013

2 Minute Noodles

OK all you food snobs, no judgement allowed.  Sometimes you need something super quick, cheap,  a pantry staple that's filling and easy to prepare.  Especially for teenagers that seem to eat all day and Mum is not always around to answer the universal call "I'm hungry Mum, what's to eat?"

I prefer IndoMie Mi gorgeng but Tom is a stickler for Aldi's Simplee Noodles.

Tom's Noodles and Cheese.

This is Tom's recipe and he wanted me to add it to my blog.  In fact its his idea to do this as he thinks he's created something worth sharing.  I keep telling him its my blog not his but what can you do.

Cook noodles (without sachet) in microwave container for 2 minutes (funny about that).  Drain and add grated cheese and stir whilst hot.  Put back in microwave for 30 seconds to melt cheese, add pepper and serve.  Told you it was easy.   Good thing is that it is real cheese (light) and not that yucky powder cheese clag.    I'm so glad that Tom doesn't like the flavor sachets as this is where a lot of the fat, artificial flavor enhancers etc are. 

2 Minute Noodle Omelette

This one came from by boss who said it was a staple during his uni days.  I would never have put these two together but its cheap and filling.  I guess you could add the noodles to any omelette recipe to bulk it out. 


1 Pkt of 2 minute noodles
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of butter
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of pepper

Preparation method

Serve hot and add cheese (if you want to) or anything else you think you would like- note if you want bacon or chicken or anything added, add to the mix before frying!

2 Minute Noodle Salad



1/4 cup white vinegar  (can do a little less but no more)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup boiling water
2 X 85gm pkts of 2 minute noodles
1/4 cabbage, shredded
2 spring onions, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced

Preparation Method

In a large bowl mix the water and sugar together until dissolved
Crush noodles then add to sugar water.
Add oil, vinegar and mix thoroughly well with the noodles, set aside.
Add vegetables to noodles and mix well
Add the flavor sachets and mix well - Oriental flavors are recommended.


Will keep for 2 days in fridge , mix before eating.
Add other ingredients for taste eg. pine nuts, grated carrot, finely chopped capsicum, chilli flakes
I would definitely be adding something - i hate food that looks bland in colour.  Does taste great though.


2 Minute Noodle Cakes



3 x 85g packets chicken flavour 2-minute noodles
1/4 Chinese cabbage (wombok), finely shredded (see note)
1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup plain flour
vegetable oil, for pan-frying

Preparation Method

Cook noodles following packet directions. Drain and place in a large bowl. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add cabbage, carrot, green onions and flour to noodles. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Beat 2 eggs together. Stir into noodle mixture.

Pour oil into a large, non-stick frying pan until 1cm deep. Heat over medium heat. Using a heaped 1/3 cup of mixture per noodle cake, drop 2 noodle cakes into hot oil. Gently flatten with a spatula. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel. Repeat in 3 batches with remaining mixture, adding more oil if necessary.

Place 2 noodle cakes on each serving plate. Serve with egg and bacon.

Chicken And Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls  (with 2 minute noodles)

click here for recipe

Chilli Pork Stir Fry  (Fat Free Noodles)

click here for recipe

OK, so there are quite a few recipes out there which don't look too bad.  I'm definitely trying the rice paper rolls.  
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  1. We love IndoMie as well and use them in our baked spring rolls. I could eat the flavour sachets on their own! ;). Food snobs are just closet Mi Goreng eaters in denial Lynda ;)

  2. Who knew there were so many two minute noodle recipes? Thanks for sharing these :)


  3. I love indomie noodles, softened up with hot water, add sachets minus soy and chilli sauce, drained and fried in olive oil til crunchy in parts...oh so yum with a bit of lea & perrins sprinkled over the top! In fact, im gunna make some right now :)

  4. Where's the recipe for the noodle cakes withe the egg and bacon?


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