Recipe: Five-Minute Udons

Udons tend to be pricey when you get them at local restaurants. We admit the quality is of no comparison, but you can get really great results using the office microwave and leftover stir fry veggies. We picked up a few containers of Sanukiya Udons ($1.90) at Ranch Market a few weeks ago, took it to work, and just left it in our desk. When we want a hot bowl of soup that is more filling than Campbell's and cheaper than whatever crappy soup place is near the office, we dress these up.

Five-Minute Udons

  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/4 block firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup surimi (or Krab delights)
  • 1 container Sanukiya Udons
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, de-stemmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • Clean and prep all your ingredients at home -- take in baggies to work. In the microwaveable container, add boiling water, soup base, noodles, tofu, and shiitakes. Microwave for three minutes, let sit for two, stir in remaining ingredients and eat.

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