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This healthy pad thai recipe has less than half the calories and sodium of the traditional Thai-restaurant favorite. Look for dried wide rice noodles, sometimes called “Pad Thai noodles” or “straight-cut,” in the Asian-food section at most supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Serve with sliced cucumbers with a rice vinegar and cilantro vinaigrette.
4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each
Active Time: 25 minutes |
Total Time: 25 minutes
6 ounces dried wide rice noodles
2 tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
8 ounces small shrimp (see Tip), peeled and deveined
4 cups mung bean sprouts
1/2 cup sliced scallion greens
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Chopped dry-roasted peanuts (optional)
Lime wedges (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until just al dente, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large deep skillet over high heat until very hot. Add garlic and stir-fry until golden, about 10 seconds. Add eggs and cook, stirring, until scrambled, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; stir-fry until the shrimp curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes.
Add the noodles, bean sprouts, scallion greens, vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar and crushed red pepper; toss until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts and serve with lime wedges.
Per serving :
9 g Fat;
2 g Sat;
4 g Mono;
157 mg Cholesterol;
50 g Carbohydrates;
19 g Protein;
3 g Fiber;
1392 mg Sodium;
321 mg Potassium
Tip: For sustainable shrimp, look for shrimp that’s certified by an agency like the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can’t find it, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America—it’s more likely to be sustainably caught.