Rice Noodles

Cuisine: Asian

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

Who doesn't want to slurp noodles at any time of day? This quick and easy rice noodle recipe with the healthiest ingredients can satisfy all your noodle cravings. Let's learn how to make pad thai or rice noodles at home.

  • 300 grams rice noodles (readily available in Asian supermarkets)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ collard beans
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot
  • ½  cup finely chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup bok choy
  • ½ cup chopped shallots and scallion
  • 1 tsp finely cut lemongrass
  • 1 cup finely cut chicken (vegans can choose to add mushrooms or stir fry tofu)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup coconut cream/ milk
  • 1 tsp green or red chili sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper as per taste

A yummy treat for every meal!

  1. Pour water into a skillet and let it boil for some time. 
  2. After that, put rice noodles into the water and let them cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Take another pan and add oil. 
  4. Now, add garlic along with all the finely cut vegetables, and stir-fry for some time.
  5. Take out the rice noodles from the water and spread them on a plate. Check if they are cooked properly, and heat them again if required.
  6. Add the coconut cream or milk and salt and pepper to the stir-fried vegetables.
  7. Now, add rice noodles to this mixture.
  8. Add some chili sauce to taste.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes and your yummy Thai bowl is ready.
  10. Garnish with finely cut lemongrass.

Chef Tip: Rice noodles are soft in texture. So, there is no need to boil them directly like other kinds of pasta and spaghetti.

Rice noodles are an absolute Thai delight and can be prepared in numerous ways. A perfect way to warm up your winter or spend a relaxing weekend with your family.

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Fun Fact
  •  Did you know it would only cost you $140 per year if you ate noodles for every meal?
  • Another surprising fact about noodles is the variety of ways they can be cooked or eaten, with some people even liking them raw!
Historical Fact
  • Rice noodles originated during the Qin dynasty (259–210 BC) and have been consumed for more than 2,000 years in China. Historical records suggest that when people from northern China invaded the south, they preferred noodles made from wheat flour because they were not accustomed to eating rice.
Nutrition Fact
  • Diabetes is caused due to increase in blood sugar levels. Rice noodles have a low glycemic index which helps to control blood sugar levels and also prevent diabetes.
  • Besides iron, rice noodles possess other beneficial minerals such as calcium. The intake of calcium helps to improvise bone health. It also lowers the chances of osteoporosis. Replace pasta with rice noodles to promote healthy bones.