I love pad thai. I’ve never made it before, so I decided to give it a shot tonight. Huge success.
This recipe was a compilation and modification of a bunch of other recipes I found online. I added and subtracted certain ingredients to create the recipe below.
It is simple with fresh ingredients, so it doesn’t have the “heavy pad thai” feel after it is eaten. The best part is that it is quick (after the 30 min pre-planned noodle soak) and all the ingredients are easy to find in the grocery store. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!
Ingredients (makes 6 large servings):
1 package rice noodles
1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1.5 tbsp fresh ginger-root
1 tbsp oil (I used sesame but olive oil works too)
2 tbsp sriracha (optional for spice-see link for description)
1 package shredded carrots
2 zucchinis, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4-1/2 cup green onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 cup of peanuts
1. Soak the rice noodles for 30 minutes.
2. Mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and oil in a separate bowl while the noodles are soaking.
3. After 30 minutes, drain the water and add boiling water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
5. Drain again. Set noodles aside.
6. Add 1 tbsp oil in a saute pan. Scramble 6 eggs and set aside (forgot to take pic of this!).
7. Add another tbsp oil in a saute pan and add garlic.
8. Saute garlic for 2-3 minutes. Then add carrots, white onion, and zucchini. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
9. Add noodles and mix.
10. Add sauce and mix again.
11. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or two.
12. Add eggs and green onions. Mix.
13. Serve with sriracha, peanuts, and cilantro.
the hubster claims it is the “best pad thai around!” 🙂 good answer!
cheers and happy evolving!