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Vegetable Lo Mein: The Ultimate in Vegan Chinese Food

Forget takeout! This vegan recipe for vegetable lo mein is packed with vegetables, uses gluten-free rice ramen noodles and a limited amount of oil for a healthy alternative to traditional lo mein. In addition to its healthy ingredients, this vegan Chinese food recipe is earth-friendly. Just think of all the takeout packaging you won’t have to throw away by making this vegan stir fry darling at home! 
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Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 15-20 shiitake mushrooms washed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp high-heat, neutral tasting oil divided
  • 1 bunch broccolini washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 red pepper washed and sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small zucchini washed and spiralized
  • 1 small yellow squash washed and spiralized
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 carrot washed and spiralized
  • 1 pkg Lotus Foods’ Organic Jade Pearl Rice Ramen Noodles™ 4 "cakes" or 1 "cake" per person
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • green scallions sliced, for garnishment


  • Spiralize the carrots, zucchini and yellow squash. Set the carrots aside and put the zucchini and yellow squash in a colander. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt and allow to rest until ready to stir fry.
  • Cook the Lotus Foods’ Jade Pearl Rice Ramen Noodles al dente according to package directions. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. 
  • Combine the soy sauce, maple syrup and toasted sesame oil in a small bowl. 
  • Drain and pat the yellow squash and zucchini dry with a clean towel. It is important to remove as much moisture as possible. 
  • Add the shiitake mushrooms and water to your wok (or a large, deep-sided skillet). Simmer until the water has cooked off. Add 1 tbsp of neutral oil and sauté the shiitakes until browned. Add the broccolini and red pepper. Sauté until the broccolini is bright green. Remove from the wok. 
  • Add 1 tbsp of the oil and add in the cooked rice noodles. Toss gently as the noodles start to sear. 
  • Push the rice ramen to the side and add the spiralized vegetables to the wok. Toss for a minute or so, allowing them to sear. Add the other cooked vegetables and toss in the sauce. Stir fry until hot. Serve immediately with green scallions. 
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