Long-Life Noodles with Beef & Chinese Broccoli

Noodles are a key part of Chinese New Year celebrations because they symbolize long life. We love this recipe for the tradition because it's super-customizable based on your tastes. Try swapping in chicken for the steak. Can't find Chinese broccoli? Use broccolini instead. Or swap out the mushrooms and broccoli altogether for snow peas and carrots.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
7 cups


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • 10 ounces Chinese broccoli or broccolini, halved and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 12 ounces flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 teaspoon Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse and drain well. Toss with sesame oil. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together oyster sauce, rice wine, soy sauce, cornstarch and white pepper in a small bowl; set near the stove.

  3. Heat a large flat-bottom wok or large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add peanut oil and swirl to coat. Add broccoli and mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add steak and garlic; cook, stirring, until the steak is no longer pink on the outside, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the sauce and bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute. Add the noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
15g Fat
50g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Vitamin A 1219IU 24%
Vitamin C 22mg 25%
Folate 127mcg 32%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 108mg 26%
Potassium 789mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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