Are you the type of person who orders the same thing at the restaurant, every time you go? You like the guarantee that you will enjoy the dish and know exactly what to expect.
Or are you the type that has to try something new every time you go out to eat? There are just endless options and you have to try as many as possible.
Yeah, I have a feeling you know which type I am. Before going out to eat, my rule is generally that the restaurant has to have options that I can’t (or just won’t) make at home.
Let’s take Thai food as an example. Nearly every time we go out for Thai food, my husband orders Pad Thai. I, on the other hand, request to eat Thai during lunch hour because most places offer a “lunchbox special” that comes with a variety of selections and this doesn’t force me to choose just one thing. I like spring rolls, fried rice, noodle bowls, curry and more.
So when I found this recipe that was for Pad Thai, I knew I needed to try it. It was a win-win: my husband was guaranteed to like it and I got to try a new recipe!
Plus, an added bonus: it was incredibly easy and used an ingredient list I could understand!
Easy Pad Thai
Adapted from Brownies for Dinner
Keywords: saute entree vegetarian vegan Thai
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 8 ounces dried, wide and flat rice noodles
- 2 tbs. brown sugar
- 2 tbs. lime juice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/3 cup corn (I use frozen)
- 2 large eggs, light beaten
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts
1. Soak noodles according to package instructions. Drain noodles and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, and soy sauce.
3. Heat sesame oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Add peppers and cook 3-5 minutes, until tender. Add garlic and corn cook 1 minute. Add eggs and cook, constantly stirring and scraping skillet with spatula until eggs are almost set (about 30 seconds). Transfer to a plate and set aside.
4. Add soaked noodles and prepared sauce to skillet. Cook while frequently tossing until noodles are tender, about 1 minutes. Add eggs to mixture and toss together. Serve, top with cilantro and peanuts, and enjoy!
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