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Quick and Easy Sesame Noodles

I have had this recipe for Sesame Noodles bookmarked for a few weeks now. They looked so fresh and easy, great for a school night dinner when our schedules are a bit more rushed. I finally got around to making it last week, which was timely because I had a bottle of Nakano Red Pepper Rice Vinegar to taste and this was a perfect recipe to test it out in.


I normally buy plain Rice Vinegar, so it was a nice change to use something more flavored. I liked the little bit of zip the Red Pepper flavor added to the Sesame Noodles and it make making the dressing that much quicker. I can see that Nakano Rice Vinegars would have a variety of uses. I’ve never tried it before now, but a while back I was out to dinner with some friends for a baby shower and a friend actually pulled a bottle of this out of her purse to use on her salad instead of the high fat, high calorie restaurant salad dressing. I bet it would be great in marinades too.


You definitely have to try these Sesame Noodles. It is such a fast meal to prepare! I made them late in the afternoon and kept them in the refrigerator while I went to pick Logan up from school and until it was dinner time. The whole recipe, photography, and clean up took about 30 minutes. I did buy pre-cut matchstick carrots (they were on sale) and that did make it a little easier. I’m glad to have another fast recipe for crazy school nights! If you’re willing to put a little more effort into it, I have a hunch that this Lemongrass Shrimp would be delicious tossed in.


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quick and easy sesame noodles

Quick and Easy Sesame Noodles

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You definitely have to try these Sesame Noodles. It is such a fast meal to prepare! If you have yet to use rice wine vinegar, this recipe is the perfect introduction.


  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Nakano Red Pepper Rice Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated on a microplane
  • 1 bunch of scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 red bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 1/4 piece of red cabbage head, sliced thin
  • 1-2 large handfuls matchstick cut carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup shelled frozen edamame
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain, rinse under cold water.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar, and ginger. Prepare all the vegetables as directed and toss with the dressing, then combine with pasta. Top with sesame seeds. Serve cold. Salt and pepper to taste, if desired.


Adapted from Aggie's Kitchen

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 267Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 0mgSodium 775mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 9g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Monday 8th of November 2010

very yummy! I added a little hoisin sauce for a touch of sweetness. the kids ate it up!


Monday 20th of September 2010

Ohmygod I'm sitting in the office right now waiting for lunch and GUESSWHAT i doggypacked!! sesame soba noodles!! haha. I'm sorry i find that so amusing it's an over-run of energy from my morning coffee.

i made mine with soba for a bit of bite, spruced with broccoli, shallots, garlic, tofu, black rice vinegar, sesame and soy. yours is so much yum as i'm looking at it, i'm going to try it next time


Thursday 2nd of September 2010

I made these this week and they were absolutely delicious!

Tammy L

Sunday 29th of August 2010

Those sesame noodles are absolutely beautiful! And the whole deal only took 30 minutes?! Definitely bookmarking this one. :)How do you toast your sesame seeds??


Sunday 29th of August 2010

Yum Katie those look wonderful!