Noodles in a Jar

Noodles in a Jar


Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition (For 1 serving)

Calories 295;
Protein 14.4 g;
Total Fat 13.6 g;
Saturated Fat 4.5 g;
Trans Fat 0;
Carbohydrates 54.2 g;
Fibre 12.0 g;
Sugar 8.4 g;
Sodium 1070 mg;
Cholesterol 0;
Vitamin A 474 RE;
Vitamin C 11 mg;
Calcium 91 mg;
Iron 3.0 mg;
6 ozInstant noodles (2 85g packages) or rice noodles170 g
4 tspMiso paste20 mL
4 tspSoy sauce20 mL
4 tspChili-garlic sauce20 mL
4 tspSesame oil20 mL
19 ozWhite kidney beans, drained and rinsed (1 can)540 mL
1 cupKimchi250 mL
1 packageShitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps thinly sliced100 g
1 Carrot, large, peeled and julienned
4Green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cupLoosely packed chopped fresh cilantro125 mL


Cooked noodles, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, kimchi, green onion, and white kidney beans packed into a jar. Just add hot water when ready to eat.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  1. Par boil the noodles. If using instant noodles, cook the noodles in medium sized pot of boiling water for 1 minute. If using rice vermicelli, cook the noodles in medium sized pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Immediately drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to halt the cooking process. Allow to drain and cool completely.
  2. Line counter with four 16 fl.oz (475 mL) wide-mouth mason jars. To each jar add 1 tsp (5 ml) of miso paste, 1 tsp (5 ml) of soy sauce, 1 tsp (5 ml) of chili-garlic sauce, and 1 tsp (5 ml) of sesame oil.
  3. Pour beans into a colander or strainer, rinse with cold water; drain completely. Divide beans evenly between the four mason jars. Add ¼ cup (60 mL) of kimchi to each jar. Divide sliced mushrooms, carrot, and green onions evenly between the four mason jars, lightly pressing ingredients down into bottom of jar. Divide par-boiled noodles evenly between the four mason jars and top with cilantro. Place cap on jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. To serve, boil water in a kettle or small pot. Pour over ingredients in mason jar; place cap on jar and gently swirl to mix all flavourings at the bottom. Remove cap and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Empty the noodles into a bowl or enjoy straight from the jar.


Tip: For an added boost of protein try adding shredded cooked chicken or tofu before the white kidney beans.