Brown Rice Noodles with Tofu and Veggies

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Does anyone remember about the CAE exam I took a few weeks ago?

Well, I PASSED!!!

Yay you cannot imagine how happy I am now, it’s so exciting!! I’d like to thank you all for wishing me luck AND writing your blogs, because that helped me so much with the reading test, which was the (second) one I did better. Thank you, guys!!!


Now, let’s move onto the food. This is going to be a short post, because I have lots of homework and stuff to do… but it’s quite a delicious dish. And quick. Oh, gosh, it’s soooo quick and easy to make that you can have your food ready to eat in 10 minutes. Faster than take-out and much healthier and tastier, of course.



I promised you that there would be lots of make-ahead, freezer-friendly meals coming. Well, I spent the whole weekend in the kitchen, stocking both my freezer and frisge with enough meals to last me trough the week. Trust me, this is going to be a hectic one for me!

I can’t complain though, because my weekend included quiche, cheesecake (!!!), waffles, a bbq party and toasts, loads of toasts… And some of those recipes will be posted here soon… And believe me, you’ll want to know about that cheesecake 😉

Well, this one is a recipe that you actually can make ahead (which is what I did) and keep on the fridge for a couple of days before you eat it. It will taste awesome anyway. Although these noodles are so easy to prepare that even if you don’t have a lot of time for meal prepping, you’ll manage to get them cooked on almost no time.

Just 10 minutes.

And that taking into account that I’m terrible at veggie chopping.



And this is so flavorful that it totally made me change my mind about tofu, which I used to hate but now I think it’s quite tasty. Anyway, if you don’t like tofu you can use chicken breast strips (which go perfect here too) or even pork tenderloin… But do give it a try, you’ll love it.


Brown Rice Noodles with Tofu and Veggies

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy Soy
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Region Asian


  • 100g instant brown rice noodles
  • 1/2 A small eggplant (cut into strips)
  • 1 carrot (cut into strips)
  • 1 green bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1 onion (julienned)
  • 70g smoked tofu (cut into strips)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (not the sugar laden version)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon brown sugar
  • a pinch salt


Start by preparing your noodles following the instructions on the package. Make sure you're using instant or it won't take you just 10 minutes to make this recipe. I poured boiling water on mine and left them there for 3 minutes.
While your noodles cook, chop the veggies as prefered (I like thin strips) as well as tofu.
Heat some oil in a saucepan or wok and saute veggies and tofu on high heat until they look done. This took 5 minutes for me. Now, add noodles (squeeze the extra water first), soy sauce, salt and sugar and fry for a minute more.


You may use chicken or pork if you don't like tofu.


  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl September 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Super congrats! High 5!

    Also high 5 on this awesome meal! I love freezer make ahead meals, so keep them coming!

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      *high five* Thank you, Pamela! 🙂

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl September 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    First of all… CONGRATS! So pleased for you, well done 🙂

    And this recipe does look really delicious but I must confess I’m not at all a fan of tofu. Then I read you didn’t used to be either, which makes me think it’s something I *could* like… but like you say, this would be delicious with chicken too!

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you so much, Aimee. It means so much!

      I wasn’t either! I make this using chicken most of times but I happened to have a block of tofu laying on my fridge that I NEEDED to use up ((you know I hate to waste food)) so I used it and I was amazed at the results: it came out really tasty and now I think I do like tofu… but it depends how it’s cooked. Anyway, I think it goes lovely with the rest of flavours in this stir-fry 😉

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen September 25, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Congratulations on your test Consuelo! This dish looks so yummy. Perfect to come home to after a busy Day!

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you Christin! I’m glad you like this 😉

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven September 25, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Congrats on passing! That’s awesome 🙂 Also awesome is this recipe! Want to come cook it for me? 😉

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      I’d love to haha 😉 Thank you so much! x

  • Reply Kiran @ September 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Congrats on the test results!! And I love the use of smoked tofu in this delicious stir-fry! YUM 😀

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Kiran 🙂

  • Reply Kumar's Kitchen September 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! and seriously this gorgeous noodles is a perfect way to celebrate…looks so colorful and a warm mix of delicious flavors 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you so so much! I actually ate them before I got my results but yes indeed, they’d have been a lovely way to celebrate it 🙂

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry September 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Congrats! How exciting. This dish looks extra delicious with the veggies and tofu.

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much, Nicole! x

  • Reply Monica September 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    We sometimes eat simple brown rice noodles (like soy sauce noodles) with congee (rice porridge) as breakfast. This looks totally delicious. Congrats on your test, too! : )

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      That sounds so delish! And thank you so much, Monica! x

  • Reply Erin (@LawStudentsWife) September 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Also, love this dish. It is the exact type of thing I’d like to make for myself ahead of time, then bring to work all week.

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Erin!!
      Yeah, it’d be an amzing meal to bring to work… if I happened to have one haha 😉

  • Reply Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking September 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Oh man, what a scrumptious Asian dish! I love all those veggies and the simple flavors. My favorite kind of meal!

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Georgia! I’m so glad you like it 🙂

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    YEAH! Congratulations! I love that feeling of accomplishment! You made me laugh with how we “helped” 🙂 hehe. I don’t eat a ton of Asian food, but this is making my mouth water, and Asian normally doesn’t do it for me. Thanks! Have a great week!

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      You all really helped me and I’m so so grateful! Thank you so much, Mary Frances!! And I’m glad you like this. I don’t usually like Asian food, but I quite like this dish 😉

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments September 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Congrats on your exam! This dish sounds easy, as well as healthy and delicious! Right up my alley.

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Thank you so much Marcie! 🙂

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen September 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Congrats on passing your exam! Sighs of relief, I bet. This salad? Just lovely and full of color and flavor. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Thank you Stacy!! 😉

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker September 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Congrats on passing your exam Consuelo! 🙂 This noodle dish sounds healthy and delicious! I love tofu and veggies! This is right up my alley.

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Thank you so much Anne 😀

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour September 25, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Congrats on passing your exam! Love this easy and healthy Asian dish!

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Yay, thank you Meghan! x

  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat My Tortes September 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Congratulations on passing! This looks so delicious and I love how quick and easy it is! I’ve been having crazy busy days too so will add his to my list of things to make 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much, dear! I hope you’ll love it 😉

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner September 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations on passing the exam! Exciting news. 🙂
    I’m loving this noodle dish. It looks like something I’ve ordered from our local Asian restaurant, but I love that I can make this at home and control what veggies I add. Plus, I love that it only takes 10 minutes to make and that I can freeze it to have even quicker after a long work day!

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Tina!

      Yay, it’s so quick and convenient… I couldn’t believe it was made in under 10 minutes 😉 I’m glad you like it! x

  • Reply Ashley September 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations Consuelo!! Super exciting : ) These noodles sound delicious – I love simple meals like this – especially with all those veggies. Good luck getting through your crazy week!

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Ashley!! I’m glad you like it and I hope you too have a nice week 😉

  • Reply padresfrikerizos (@padresfrikerizo) September 30, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Oleee miles de felicidadesss!!! Nos encanta este plato y para nosotros es super socorrido cuando tenemos pocas ganas de cocinar. Me apunto lo del azucar y probarlo con tofu 🙂

    Por cierto no te lo había dicho pero el diseño de las recetas imprimible me parece de lo mejor!!

    • Reply Consuelo September 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Muchísimas gracias, y me alegro un montón de que os guste el plug-in de las recetas.
      Un abrazo c:

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