Dinner Tonight: Korean Japchae (Noodles with Spinach, Carrot, and Beef)
The recipe Dinner Tonight: Korean Japchae (Noodles with Spinach, Carrot, and Beef) is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely If you have brown sugar, scallions, spinach leaves, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the brown sugar you could follow this main course with the Brown-sugar Pound Cupcakes With Brown-butter Glaze as a dessert.
Combine the soy sauce and brown sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
Add the noodles and cook for five minutes.
Drain noodles in a colander and then rinse under cold water.
Cut noodles into 8-inch lengths with a pair of kitchen shears, and toss in a large bowl with the sesame oil. Set aside.
Place a large wok over high heat.
Add the oil, and when smoking, add the onion, garlic, scallion, and the beef. Stir-fry until beef is just slightly pink in the middle, 30 seconds to one minute.
Add the carrots, spinach, and mushrooms. Stir-fry until carrots and tender and spinach has wilted, about one minute.
Pour the soy sauce mixture into the wok and add the noodles. Toss mixture well, and cook until noodles are warmed through, about two minutes. Divide mixture between four plates, and garnish with a sprinkling of the sesame seeds.