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Pad Thai Recipe

Looking for an easy Pad Thai recipe? Learn how to make Pad Thai using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by aech

Makes 6 servings



Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home, p. 236. Tofu was not in the original recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Pad Thai

2 quarts water
3/4 lb mung bean sprouts
6 oz rice noodles
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 tbsp catsup
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh chile, minced
2 cups carrots, grated
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup peanuts, chopped
8 scallions, chopped
2 pkg tofu, extra firm

Recipe Directions for Pad Thai

  1. In a covered pot, bring the water to a rolling boil. Blanch the mung bean sprouts by placing them in a strainer or small colander and dipping it into the boiling water for 30 seconds. Set aside to to drain well. When the water returns to a boil, stir in the rice noodles and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain the cooked noodles, rinse them under cool water, and set them aside to drain well. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients - lime juice, catsup, brown sugar, and soy sauce.

  2. Prepare the remaining ingredients and have them near at hand before you begin to stir-fry. Heat the oil in a walk or large skillet. Add the garlic and chile, swirl them in the oil for a moment, and stir in the grated carrots. Stir-fry for 1 minutes. Push the carrots to the sides to make a hollow in the center. Pour the beaten eggs into the center and quickly scramble them. When the eggs have just set, pour in the sauce mixture and stir everything together. Add the drained rice noodles and mung sprouts, and toss to distribute evenly. Stir in the peanuts and scallions, and serve at once.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, American, Thai, Stir Fry, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 677.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
426
Calories from Fat
228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.3g
39%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
141mg
47%
Sodium
789mg
33%
Potassium
513mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
26.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
6.6g
Protein
26.0g
Vitamin A 131% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 19% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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