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Easy Pad Thai Recipe | Quick, Healthy, Vegetarian
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Easy Pad Thai Recipe

This authentic and Easy Pad Thai Recipe is one of the best, quick, Asian dishes you can make at home. Throw this meal healthy together in under 30 minutes with ingredients like rice noodles, lime juice, soy sauce, and peanuts.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 443 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. rice noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • ¾ cup carrots peeled and finely diced
  • 5 green onions finely chopped, white and green parts separated
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 eggs scrambled

Sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce gluten free, or Tamari sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar packed, or coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp. Sriracha sauce optional

Toppings:

  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts salted
  • Green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to package directions.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet or wok over medium heat along with the diced carrots. Sauté for 5-6 minutes.

  3. Add the white parts of the green onions along with the crushed garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

  4. Push vegetables to the side and pour in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add whisked eggs and cook until done. Remove eggs from the skillet.

  5. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Place cooked rice noodles and sauce in the skillet over medium-low heat and toss until coated. Add in chopped green onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Mix eggs with noodles and vegetables.

  7. Serve each dish with chopped peanuts, extra green onions, and a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep & Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Dice vegetables and mix the sauce up to 1-2 days ahdead of time.

  • To Store: Much like other rice noodle dishes, pad Thai is best when it is served immediately after making. You can store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days. But oftentimes the rice noodles will break down while reheating.

  • To Freeze: I don't recommend freezing at the texture of the noodles will break down.

  • To Reheat: Add noodles and a bit of water to a skillet and warm over medium-low heat. Stir as little as possible. Or, microwave leftovers.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pad Thai Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 1023mg44%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 4278IU86%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.