Thai Rice noodle with Peanut Sauce
The Thai Rice Noodle with Peanut Sauce, also known as Pad Thai, is a flavorful and beloved Thai dish that can be easily prepared at home. The recipe features dried rice noodles, giving it a slippery and satisfying texture. The dish is characterized by its signature sweet-savory flavor profile, enhanced by a sprinkle of peanuts and a tangy kick from lime juice. This combination of flavors and textures makes Pad Thai a popular choice in Thai cuisine.
The dish is comprised of key ingredients such as dried rice noodles, a choice of sliced chicken, pork, or shrimp, along with a medley of vegetables including broccoli, bell pepper, and sliced onion. These elements come together to create a balanced and satisfying meal. Additionally, minced garlic and an egg are incorporated to further enhance the flavor and texture of the dish.
The preparation of the dish involves soaking the rice noodles in warm water for 15 minutes, followed by a brief boiling period and a final rinse under cold water to prevent sticking. The peanut sauce, a crucial component of the dish, is created by combining chicken broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce, coconut milk, tamarind concentrate, brown sugar, crushed chili (optional), and curry powder or red curry paste. This sauce is heated until the peanut butter melts, then set aside to cool.
In a wok or fry pan, vegetable or olive oil is heated, and minced garlic is added and stir-fried until golden brown. The chosen protein (chicken, pork, or shrimp) is then cooked until nearly done, followed by the addition of the assorted vegetables, which are stir-fried for approximately 2 minutes. The cooked rice noodles are incorporated into the mixture and stir-fried until heated through. To add an extra layer of flavor and texture, an egg is crumbled into the mixture and combined with the noodles and vegetables. The peanut sauce is added gradually, ensuring the perfect balance of flavor and preventing the noodles from becoming too soggy.
To finish, green onions, cilantro, and bean sprouts are added for garnish and a burst of freshness. The dish is served with a lime wedge and optional hot chili sauce on the side, allowing for personal customization of flavors. It’s worth noting that the dish dries quickly, so additional sauce can be added while serving to maintain its delectable taste. Overall, this Thai Rice Noodle with Peanut Sauce recipe provides a delightful and satisfying culinary experience that captures the essence of traditional Thai cuisine.
|8 oz (230 gram) of dried rice noodle|
|1 cup of sliced chicken, pork, or shrimp|
|1 cup of broccoli|
|1 cup of slice bell pepper|
|1/2 onion slice|
|1 tablespoon of minced garlic|
|2 green onions for garnish|
|Bean sprouts and crush peanut for garnish|
Peanut sauce for stir fry
|1/4 cup of chicken broth|
|2 tablespoon of peanut butter|
|2 tablespoon of soy sauce|
|1 tablespoon of fish sauce|
|2 tablespoon of coconut milk|
|2 tablespoon of tamarind concentrate|
|2 tablespoon of brown sugar|
|1 teaspoon of crush chili (optional)|
|1/2 teaspoon of curry powder or 1 tablespoon of red curry paste|
|2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro for garnish|
Directions to make Thai Rice noodle with Peanut Sauce
- Soak rice noodle in warm water for 15 minutes, drain wash and cook in boiling water for 1 minutes drain under cool running water. Set aside. The rice noodle will stick together when cold so rinse it again under cold water it will separate the noodle before stir fry.
- In a sauce pan mix the sauce ingredients until hot and the peanut butter melted. Turn the heat off. Let the sauce cool down.
- In a wok or fry pan heat 2 T of vegetable or olive oil
- Add garlic stir fry until brown
- Add meat cook till the meat is almost done
- Add all the vegetables stir fry for about 2 minutes
- Add the noodle and stir fry until the noodle is hot
- Then push the noodle aside
- Add one egg crumble mix with the noodle and vegetables
- Add half of the sauce first stir fry it if is not enough sauce add a bit more sauce to it.
- Fresh noodle and dried noodle is different in amount when cook.
- Turn the heat off
- Now add green onion, cilantro and bean sprouts for garnish mix well.
Serve with lime wedge and hot chili sauce
Note: this stir fry noodle dried quickly so add the rest of the sauce as you serve. I don’t want to add all the sauce at once time because it will soak in the noodle and if you don’t eat right away it won’t taste good, add more sauce while serving.
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Serving Size: 1
Calories Per Serving: 597