6 March, 2023

Do you feel like you need to add more vegetables to your life without compromising on taste? We have an easy recipe just for you. This spicy vegetable stir-fry will make you fall back in love with vegetables. Fresh, crisp broccoli and garlicky mushrooms are flash-fried with tantalising seasonings for a speedy mid-week easy dish!

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes 


250g of shiitake or chestnut mushroom, thickly sliced

1 medium head of broccoli, broken into florets

2 nests of wholemeal noodles

1 tbsp sesame oil, plus a little extra to serve

1 -2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 spring onions, thinly sliced

1 vegetable stock cube

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 red chilli, finely chopped or ½ tsp chilli flakes

A handful of roasted cashew nuts

Optional: Sesame seeds



  • Put the stock cube into a pan of water, then bring it to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli and the noodles, bring the stock back to a boil and cook for 2 -3 minutes per the cooking instructions on your chosen noodles.
  • Remove a cup of the stock and set aside for later, then drain the noodles and veg.
  • Heat your frying pan or wok, add the sesame oil and stir-fry the mushrooms for 2 mins until golden.
  • Add the garlic, chilli and spring onions, cook for 1-2 minutes,
  • Now add in the noodles and broccoli.
  • Add 3 tbsp of the stock and the hoisin sauce, then toss together for 1 min using a pair of tongs or two spoons.
  • Serve the noodles and add the cashew nuts. Add more sesame oil to taste if you like.

Optional: add some sesame seeds for extra flare – great for a dinner party!

Why this is good for you  

The wholemeal noodles used in this recipe have a higher fibre content than egg noodles. More and more studies show that a diet high in fibre is associated with a decreased breast cancer risk. Many studies also suggest that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables could help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Our recipe contains healthy mushrooms, garlic, spring onions and broccoli, which are also fibre-rich.

Enjoyed this recipe and are craving more like this? Breast Cancer Uk’s brand new recipe e-book is out now! Download (for free) ‘Organic Flavours’ today. What are you waiting for? Get cooking. 

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