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Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai

Pad Thai…I freakin’ love you.

While I love all things Thai, Pad Thai is just one of my favorite dishes. I had a serious craving for it a few weeks ago and just had to make it. Now, I will tell you that this is not authentic Pad Thai so don’t get all freaked out at me here, but this version is light, fresh, and downright delish. And best of all, it comes together so quickly!

Easy Pad Thai

I recommend using wider rice noodles like you usually see with this dish, but my store was out so I just got the thinner noodles instead, which will also work, it’s just not as traditional. One other thing to note is that while the directions for rice noodles often just involve soaking them, I found that when I made this recipe for the first time, the noodles were very dry. The second time I made them, I boiled them. This was much better for me, but you can try just soaking them if you’d prefer. This dish comes together really quickly so it’s a great weeknight meal or even a good lunch! You can add chicken or other meat to it if you want it to be heartier.

Easy Pad Thai

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Easy Pad Thai

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces wide rice noodles
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • 3 tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 4 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • cilantro (for garnish)
  • additional lime wedges (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Or cook them in boiling water for about 8 minutes or until they are tender.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  4. In a saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the green onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Pour in the eggs, scramble, and cook for about 1 minute. Remove the cooked eggs from the pan and set aside.
  5. Place the noodles into the pan. Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss to coat. Pour the eggs in and gently stir until well-combined.
  6. Spoon the noodles onto plates. Garnish with some of the chopped peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges.

Recipe slightly adapted from Brownies for Dinner (originally from Everyday Food)

Easy Pad Thai

   

19 Responses to “Easy Pad Thai”

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — January 11, 2013 at 12:58 am

    I freaking love pad thai too! I could eat it every day, I love it. Beautiful

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Great idea! It looks so good and pretty!!! I would love to have this for lunch today!!! have a great weekend!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 11, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I adore Thai food. This looks yummy! Pinned.

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    Ramona — January 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love pad thai too and this quick and easy version looks great. :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

    i bookmarked an “easy” pad thai recipe before stephanie and yours is 100% more simple. i LOVE pad thai and we’re going out for thai tonight! i could save a TON of money making it at home at the rate we dine out for pad thai. :)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Yeah i eat pad thai ALL THE TIME. Like all the time. It’s so good and so easy!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    This looks just perfect – why have I never made pad Thai at home?!

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    Ashley — January 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Oh man, I love pad thai. I’ve never tried making something similar at home – and this looks so easy!

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    Choc Chip Uru — January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Pad Thai is the best meal to have in the history of best meals :)
    Yours looks awesome!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Shaina — January 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Pad Thai is one of my absolute faaaaavorite meals!!! I’ve yet to try a homemade version – definitely have to do that! This looks great!

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    Meghan — January 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Beautiful looking dish!! So easy to make too, I can’t wait to try it!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Perfection! I could eat this everyday….

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    Vera Zecevic- Cupcakes garden — January 14, 2013 at 10:33 am

    These makes me hungry! Look awesome

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — January 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I heart pad thai even though I never have it (my family is a bunch of lame-os who only like chicken nuggets .. so unfair). This version looks easy enough for me to make at home and engorge on throughout the week :)

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    Emily Lynne @ The Best of this Life — January 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Stephanie, this looks sooooo good. I’m a huge fan of thai and I love how easy this recipe is :) YUMilicious.

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Thai food is just the best!! I have an awesome Thai place right by my house with the best green curry and pad thai! I love your pics, super clear!

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    Wendy @ AMFT — January 15, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Don’t think poorly of me, but I don’t think I’ve ever had Pad Thai. I don’t know why cuz that sounds AMAZING! I’m totally pinning this one for later…hubby will love me for it too.

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    A Couple in the Kitchen — January 16, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Perfect! We’ve always wanted an easier recipe for pad thai. Can’t wait to try it!

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    JulieD — January 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

    ooh this looks so good and I love how easy it is!!

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