1 cup + 1/4 cupbroccoli floretssmall to medium sized florets
1/4teaspoonsaltor to taste
green onionto garnish
In a measuring jar or bowl, whisk together the ingredients for sauce - 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1.25 teaspoon chili garlic sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Set it aside.
Press the saute button on the Instant Pot and then press the adjust button to set saute to "less".Once it displays hot, add 2 tablespoons oil. Then add sliced onion, chopped garlic and ginger.
Cook for 3 minutes and then add the carrots and red pepper. Cook 30 seconds.
And then add the water or broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure there's nothing stuck.
Break the spaghetti noodles in half and then arrange them on top in a criss cross manner.
Pour the prepared sauce on top. With a spatula lightly press the noodles so they are little wet with the sauce and water, careful not to break them.
Cover the pot with the lid and press the manual or pressure cook button. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes with the pressure valve in the sealing position.
Quick release the pressure. Use a tong to stir the noodles, breaking down any noodles that might have clumped up. You might see a lot of water, don't worry this will evaporate.
Press saute "less" again and add the broccoli florets and 1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed). Toss the broccoli and cover the pot with a glass lid, simmer 2 to 3 minutes.After 3 minutes, unplug the IP and let it remain like that for 5 more minutes. This helps in flavors mixing in well together and also soften the noodles further which I like.
Garnish this vegan lo mein with green onions and serve hot! I like to serve mine with a side of more chili sauce.
Boil the noodles according to instructions on the package. Toss them in little oil once boiled so that they don't stick. Whisk the sauce and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok on medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and toss for 1 minute. Add carrots, pepper, broccoli and saute for 2 minutes on high heat. Add in the sauce, mix and lower the heat. Finally add the boiled noodles and toss until everything is well combined and noodles are coated with the sauce. Turn off heat, garnish with green onions and serve.
Adjust the spice levels to taste. You can definitely add more of the chili garlic sauce for extra heat.
If you have an 8 qt, you might need an additional 1/2 cup water (or broth). I don't have a 8qt but since it has a large surface area, it might need that extra water.