Vegetable Udon Noodles with Peanut Sauce

6 tablespoons water
1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon chile paste with garlic (optional)
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces uncooked udon noodles (thick, round fresh Japanese wheat noodles) or spaghetti
4 cups sliced bok choy
2 cups snow peas, halved crosswise
1 cup shredded carrot


Combine first 10 ingredients in a small saucepan; stir with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Set aside.

Cook noodles in boiling water 8 minutes. Drain well. Combine noodles, peanut sauce, bok choy, snow peas, and carrot in a large bowl, and toss well to coat.

from Cooking Light.