Microwave Steamed Vegetables with Soba Noodles

Anyone who has lived in a dorm knows how unpredictable the cafeteria food can be. One day they serve something okay and the next you cannot find anything you would want to eat. Since my daughter is now in college I have been trying to find a solution to this problem. I have posted a few dorm room recipes but they are mostly salads. This morning I had an idea. If I got a bag of vegetables that can be steamed in the microwave and I cooked specialty noodles also in the microwave, I could mix it all together for a meal.

This is what I came up with. I used soba noodles or buckwheat noodles as they cook up quickly. I used the bird's eye Asian Medley steamer bag. The vegetables are mildly seasoned. I added a hint of hot sauce and some soy sauce. Within minutes I had a bowl of steaming vegetables and noodles. This is something you can put together quickly, tastes great and all you need is your microwave.

If you are trying this at home you can source the vegetables, baby corn, broccoli, carrots and snap peas, steam them in a steamer until cooked but not mushy and season with salt and black pepper.

You will need
1 bag of microwave steaming vegetables (I used Bird's eye Asian Medley)
1.5 - 2 oz. soba noodles
1 tsp. soy sauce
Siracha sauce to taste
Black pepper to taste

Cook the vegetables as per package instructions. Keep aside. Add water to a large microwavable bowl and bring it to a boil in the microwave (about 3-4 minutes). Add the noodles and let them cook until just tender. It took me two 30 second intervals for a total of 1 minute. Rinse the noodles in cold water, drain and place them in a bowl. Add the steamed vegetables and the remaining ingredients. Tastes best when hot.


This is my entry for week one, day two of BM #58 for the theme Dorm Room recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#58.


  1. This looks like a perfect dish for dorm students. I love soba noodles.bit don't get it here. That bowl looks so inviting...

  2. That's quite easy to put together. Perfect for making if you don't like what's served in the cafeteria.

  3. Thats definitely an easy dish, love soba noodles very much and this dish looks fabulous.

  4. Quick and easy - just the kind of recipe I love.

  5. Quick and easy - just the kind of recipe I love.

  6. That's quite an idea Varada, looks very inviting too..

  7. Would like to grab a bowl now. love it. Perfect lunch recipe for me.

  8. Quick and easy and perfect for lunch in those days when I don't feel like cooking anything elaborate.

  9. I can totally relate to the unpredictability of dorm food - this is one great solution

  10. Love this colorful and delicious noodle dish.

  11. Simple and perfect for Dorm dwellers.

  12. Super helpful just when needed it.


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