DIY pot noodle

I’ve been trying really hard to eat lunch this week so I don’t snack all day on random bits and pieces. This DIY pot noodle is something I’ve been meaning to try for a while – the idea is taken from my River Cottage Veg cookbook. It was rather tasty (obviously you have to love veg) and I’ll definitely be having it again – very soon. I love veg that is slightly undercooked and this creates the perfect texture. The lime juice gives it a real zing.

healthy pot noodle

Here is what you need to make one:

  • A random assortment of vegetables cut as small, or as thinly as possible. I used pepper, onion, red cabbage, carrot and peas, but mangetout, spring onions, broccoli kale, spinach, savoy cabbage, baby sweetcorn would all work beautifully. Whatever you have lying around.
  • A handful of super thin rice or egg noodles
  • A sprinkling of Bouillion or stock cube
  • A pinch of chilli flakes
  • Fresh coriander
  • A squirt of soya sauce
  • A squeeze of lime juice (I added more than that because I love it)
  • A glass jar with clamp fastening


  1. Place everything into your glass jar except the soya sauce and the lime juice.
  2. Pour boiling water over the top of everything until your jar is about half full. Push everything down.
  3. Seal the jar and leave for 8-10 minutes. Gently shake occasionally.
  4. After 8-10 minutes open the jar. Add the soya sauce and lime juice.


DIY pot noddle river cottage

meal in jar

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