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                              Busy Day Lo Mein
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Low-Fat                          Main Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      ounces        ground chicken -- beef or pork
    1      cup           chopped onion
    1      cup           thinly sliced carrot
    1      tablespoon    fresh garlic -- minced
    2      packages      ramen noodles with seasoning packet -- any flavor
    1 1/2  cups          water
    1      cup           frozen peas
    6      cups          greens -- coarsely chopped
    1 1/2  cups          sliced mushrooms -- optional
 
 Note:  Vary the end result by experimenting with different combinations of
 ramen flavors, types of greens and types of ground meat.  One favorite
 combination is ground chicken with mushroom ramen and lots of fresh sliced
 mushrooms and collard greens.  Bok choy, collards, spinach and even romaine
 (which was the one used in the original version of this recipe)  are all
 good choices for the greens.  I always use the Westbrae brand of ramen
 noodles, a nationally distributed brand found in health and natural foods
 stores.
 
 If using fresh mushrooms, saute in a little oil until they soften and begin
 to give off their juices; remove from the skillet or wok and set aside.  In
 a large skillet or wok, cook the ground meat, carrots, onion and garlic
 over high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the meat is just cooked
 through.  Break the meat up into chunks as you cook.  Break the ramen
 noodles into the skillet.  Stir in the seasoning packets, water and peas.
 Cook for 3 - 5 minutes, or until the noodles and vegetables are tender.
 Stir in the chopped greens and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes, stirring
 constantly. Return the cooked mushrooms to the wok, if using; toss to
 distribute evenly.  Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
 
 Source:  Adapted from the recipe “Pork Lo Mein” as found in _The Woman’s
 Day Cookbook_ by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley and the editors of Woman’s Day
 magazine.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : A quick and nutritious one-dish meal!