Eat Smart  |  Posted 12.12.14

Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles)

Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles)

This crowd-pleasing Thai noodle dish with shrimp, tofu, and scrambled eggs is sweet, spicy, sour, and salty all at once.

Serves 6
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dry rice noodles, preferably 1/4 inch wide
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound cleaned and peeled shrimp, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 6 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and slivered
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions.
  2. In a wok or large stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 15 seconds. Add the shrimp and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, just until pink and opaque. Add the tofu and toss until coated with oil. Add the eggs and scramble.
  4. Fold in the cooked noodles, fish sauce, vinegar, ¼ cup water, brown sugar, and paprika. Toss for about 2 minutes or until well combined.
  5. Add the scallions and bean sprouts and heat through.
  6. Pile onto a large platter and sprinkle with the red pepper, peanuts, and lime wedges.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories From Fat 197
  • Fat 22 g
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 128 mg
  • Sodium 1,504 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Carbohydrate 44 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Calcium 226 mg

Source: Real Simple