Speedy Chow Mein by Dr Melinda Morrison

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A quick, easy and healthy meal for the whole family!


  • 200 g (6½ oz) dried egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspooons brown sugar
  • ¹⁄³ cup (85 ml/2²⁄³ fl oz) water
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated or crushed ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 400 g (13 oz) lean pork mince
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup (160 g/5 oz) frozen baby peas
  • 425 g (13²⁄³ oz) can baby corn, drained and cut into 2.5 cm (1 in) pieces
  • ¼ small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced spring onions (scallions), to serve (optional)



1 Cook the noodles according to packet instructions until just cooked. Drain and rinse.

2 Mix the sauces, brown sugar and water together in a small bowl.

3 Heat a non-stick wok.

4 Add the oil, onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder and stir-fry for 1 minute.

5 Add the pork and stir-fry for about 5 minutes until the mince starts to brown.

6 Stir in the carrot and celery and cook for another 3–4 minutes.

7 Add the peas, baby corn, sauce mixture and cabbage; combine.

8 Stir-fry until the cabbage starts to wilt, the peas are softened and the pork is well cooked(adding extra water if required). Fold the noodles through.

9 Divide into serving bowls and sprinkle with spring onions (if using).


Gluten Free – Use gluten free soy and oyster sauces and gluten free stock powder and rice noodles.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve (6): Energy 1188 kJ / Fat 7 g / Saturated fat 2 g / Carbohydrate 33 g (2 exchanges) / Fibre 6 g / Sodium 640 mg / GI low

Family Food for Diabetes Book 2

Recipe taken from Family Food for Diabetes Book 2 by Dr Melinda Morrison.

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