Pad Thai

Becky Luigart-Stayner

This is one of the most famous stir-fry dishes ever, and Thailand's most well-known noodle dish. It's fairly high in sodium due to the flavor-adding fish sauce and soy sauce, but lower than you'll find at most restaurants.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup noodle mixture and 1 lime wedge)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 347
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.6g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 1364mg
  • Calcium: 57mg

Ingredients

  • 6 3/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 pound uncooked rice sticks (rice-flour noodles) or vermicelli
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 pound skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup (1-inch) sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 6 lime wedges

Preparation

  1. Place 6 cups water in a stir-fry pan or wok; bring to a boil. Add noodles; cook 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place cooked noodles in a large bowl. Add 1 teaspoon oil; toss well. Set aside.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup water, soy sauce, fish sauce, and brown sugar; set aside.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a stir-fry pan or wok over medium heat. Add eggs; stir-fry 1 minute. Add eggs to noodle mixture. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add to noodle mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan. Add shrimp, onions, and paprika; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture and noodle mixture to pan; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; toss with sprouts and cilantro. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.
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