Pioneer Woman's Simple Sesame Noodles

"I served this with grilled Garlic Peppercorn steak (McCormick Grillmates) and raw cucumber. The coolness of the cucumber was so refreshing with these spicy dishes! We used 1 tsp of the hot chili oil. Note that there is no error in the recipe, as one reviewer states. If you look at the blog post about Simple Sesame Noodles on Pioneer Woman's website, it does indeed say pure sesame oil, with a photo of the pure sesame oil bottle."
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Ready In:




  • Whisk together first 8 ingredients.
  • Cook the noodles as directed on package and drain.
  • Mix together sauce and warm noodles, making sure that all the noodles get well covered (or saute noodles with sauce in a skillet on medium heat).
  • Serve topped with green onions.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Katherine W.
    Does this recipe require Seasoned or Unseasoned Rice Vinegar?


  1. Chef Freckles
    There is an error in the recipe compared to Pioneer Woman's website. She indicates a dark, or Chinese or Asian sesame seed oil which is not the same as 'pure sesame oil". It's a much more highly flavored oil, and if you make the recipe without it you get such a difference. <br/>I made this recipe 1/2 a dozen times for my large family, doubling it. We love the recipe as is, with the exception of eliminating the chili peppers, because my children are young. It gets 5* here! To make it a main dish, we add steamed broccoli and leftover sliced grilled chicken breast.
  2. Michelle H.
    Myself and my 14 year old son love these noodles. I use buckwheat asian noodles. Instead of canola oil, I use extra virgin olive oil. I add julienned carrots, broccoli, and marinated chicken in an asian marinade consisting of: soy sauce, garlic, honey, ginger, & sesame oil. I always double the noodles and still I never seem to make enough before my son devours it. Definitely a favorite.
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  4. Meredith C.
    This is a great basic recipe. You can add chicken, beef, pork or seafood. I add broccoli but peas and carrots are good too. I also toast a few sesame seeds and either put in or sprinkle on top. This is a fantastic make ahead meal. Also gives flavors a chance to marry and soak into noodles and meat.
  5. alienbabe
    Good, if a little less flavourful than I'd like. I'd like to try adding some oyster sauce and making it with chow mein noodles.


  1. Eden C
    Great recipe - even with me making a lot of substitutions! * I used quinoa pasta noodles instead of regular asian style noodles. (8oz in the package instead of 12) * I didn't have rice vinegar so used balsamic instead. * I also didn't have chile oil so used 1/2 teaspoon of chile flakes. * I chose to use agave nectar instead of sugar. It turned out very well. I then tossed the noodles with fresh raw spinach and tomatoes. Made a great dish. Both my husband and I loved it!



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