Thai-Inspired Pork & Rice Noodles with Cucumbers


The sauce for this healthy noodle dish is made of just 3 ingredients: honey, fish sauce and store-bought chili-garlic sauce, which you can find in the Asian aisle of many grocery stores. The sauce is combined with rice noodles, pork, veggies and herbs for a simple dinner recipe that's also impressive.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 cups


  • 4 teaspoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound thin boneless pork chops, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch strips

  • 6 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced fresh garlic

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ (8 ounce) package vermicelli rice noodles

  • 1 small English cucumber, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 1 ½ cups fresh bean sprouts

  • 1 cup julienned or shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus wedges for serving


  1. Combine honey, fish sauce, and chili-garlic sauce in a small bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium heat. Add pork, scallion whites, garlic, ginger, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the honey mixture, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking until the pork is just cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  4. Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain the noodles.

  5. Add the noodles to the pork. Add cucumber, bean sprouts, carrots, mint, cilantro, lime juice, and scallion greens; toss to coat. Stir in the reserved cooking water, 1/4 cup at a time, until the mixture is saucy and loose.

  6. Divide the pork and noodle mixture among 4 bowls and garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
13g Fat
38g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Vitamin A 5762IU 115%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Folate 58mcg 14%
Sodium 495mg 22%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 646mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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