2 Minute Lunch Noodles in a Jar

2 Minute Lunch Noodles in a Jar

I came across this recipe while I was reading Sarah Wilson’s fantastic new book, Simplicious.  I had seen it in an old Vegiehead YouTube video too, and always meant to give it a go.   I decided it was time, and I was not disappointed!

This healthy lunch takes 5 minutes to prepare in the morning or the night before.


  • 1-2 teaspoons of red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon red miso paste – an important ingredient, but I didn’t have any!  It was fine without it 🙂
  • dash of fish sauce
  • small handful or rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk or cream (freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays, transfer to a zip lock bag and keep for next time)
  • small handful of frozen peas (or thinly sliced snow peas)
  • finely grated carrot, or other veggies you may have in the fridge.  I added leftover beetroot coleslaw mix.
  • a small handful of cooked shredded chicken or cooked prawns (I didn’t have these either)
  • 3-4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • coriander leaves and lime wedges, to serve



Place all of the ingredients (except the coriander and lime) in a glass jar.   Keep it in the fridge when you arrive at work.   At lunch time, fill the jar with boiling water, cover and leave for 2 minutes, stirring once or twice.  Top with the coriander and a squeeze of lime juice.


Ideally you would make this in a jar with a wider mouth (like the one Vegiehead uses in the video above) so that you can eat it straight from the jar.   Otherwise you can to pour it into a bowl to eat like I did.


I hope you enjoy!


– Clare



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