A few weeks ago I bought a pack of soba noodles, not because I had a recipe in mind but because it was the first time I’d seen them and I had to buy them just in case I ever found a recipe that called for them. Well, I’m so glad I bought them after making this dish and hope I can find some more soon! They cooked so fast (3 minutes!) and were so soft. My new favorite noodle definitely.

I’ve never actually had a “noodle bowl” but I’ve seen them around the blog world more times than I can count. I’ve seen soupy bowls and I’ve seen bowls that look like regular pasta; I wanted mine to be somewhere in between.

Any protein would be great in this – I had originally planned tofu marinated in soy sauce but I just wasn’t in the mood for tofu. The shrimp was excellent and I wish I’d had more than 1/2 pound of it. As far as veggies, I used broccoli and mushrooms but I think bell pepper would be excellent.

Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces soba noodles cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced diagonally
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large wok over medium high heat. Saute green onions and ginger for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add shrimp and cook a couple minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add broccoli and mushrooms. Cook 2 minutes, stirring or tossing frequently. Add broth, soy sauce, and vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, until liquid has reduced slightly and veggies are tender. Add the noodles and toss to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

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