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Chili Garlic Noodles

Our Chili Garlic Noodles use only five simple ingredients and bring dinner to your table in 20 minutes or less. We stir-fry brown rice ramen noodles with chili paste, LOTS of garlic, soy sauce, and plenty of scallions. What results is a simple Asian noodle packed with spice and flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian noodles, chili garlic noodles, garlic noodles, spicy asian noodles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 675 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 10 oz brown rice ramen noodles or regular ramen noodles
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 6 large garlic cloves, sliced or minced
  • 6 scallions, sliced thin on a bias (Optional)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1/4 cup starchy pasta water


  1. Fill a shallow skillet with high sides with water. Brign to a boil. Add the ramen noodles. Cook according to the package. Reserve 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta water. Drain noodles and rinse under cold water.

  2. Heat a large skillet to a medium heat. Add oil. Add garlic and the whites of the scallion if using. Saute until the garlic softens, about 2-3 minutes. DO NOT LET THE GARLIC BROWN!

  3. Whisk soy sauce, chili paste, and pasta water togethe in a small bowl. Add the noodles to the garlic. Toss to combine. Add the chili paste mixture to the noodles. Toss to combine. Add the tops of the green onion. Toss again. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add more chili paste or pasta water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Garlic Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1287mg56%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 120g40%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.