Thai curry paste, a flavorful combination of chiles, lemongrass, galangal (similar to ginger), garlic and kaffir lime leaves, adds a jolt of flavor to this healthy sesame noodles recipe. Green, red and yellow curry paste are pretty interchangeable but green is the hottest, red is medium and yellow is mild. Be sure to rinse the rice noodles until they're cold, then give them a good shake in the colander until they're well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie “noodles” for the cooked pasta.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016




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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Combine sesame oil, scallions, garlic, ginger and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until starting to sizzle. Cook for 15 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce and curry paste. Add to the noodles along with pork, green beans, cabbage and cilantro; gently toss to combine.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate sauce and noodle mixture separately for up to 1 day; toss together before serving.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 56.9g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 3g; fat 12.4g 19% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 41.4mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 533.6IU 11% DV; vitamin c 15.3mg 26% DV; folate 19.8mcg 5% DV; calcium 51.3mg 5% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 32.1mg 12% DV; potassium 387mg 11% DV; sodium 487.1mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.7mg 67% DV; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Omitted curry paste the first time and used carrot matchsticks vice red cabbage steaming vegetables until tender crisp. Delicious but not spicy enough for my husband. Second time kept the carrots added red curry paste (1 teaspoon) and used chicken rather than pork. Also delicious and enough spice for most people. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe! The only thing I changed was sautéing the beans (but kept them crunchy) as I'm not a fan of raw green beans. I will definitely make it again. Read More