Vegetable Pad Thai

"Recipe source: Redbook (January 2010)"
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  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add noodles, stir and then cover and remove from heat. Let stand 4-5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • In a small cup combine chili sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce and lime juice.
  • In a large skillet heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Stir in garlic and ginger and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in greens and cover for 2 - 5 minutes or until wilted.
  • Stir in bell pepper, carrots and scallions and stir fry for 3-5 minutes or until crisp tender. Remove vegetables to a bowl.
  • Return skillet to heat and add remaining oil. When hot add eggs and scramble them until set. Add to bowl with the vegetables.
  • Return skillet to heat and add chili sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Stir in noodles and cook, tossing occasionally for 1 minute.
  • Return vegetables and egg to skillet and cook tossing for 3-5 minutes or until hot. Stir in bean sprouts, if desired.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and stir in cilantro. Top with peanuts if desired and serve with lime wedges.

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  1. magpie diner
    Very easy version of Pad Thai. I left out the egg & fish sauce to keep it vegan, but otherwise made as written (except spinach for mustard greens). Lots of flavour, I found the lime really came through and the method for cooking the rice noodles was perfect.
  2. Maito
    This was a really good noodle dish. I used just a half tablespoon of the oil, and skipped the egg for our tastes. I used cilantro for me and basil for DH. I loved the flavor the greens brought to the dish, and that they were different from the usual veggies in this kind of recipe.
  3. Starrynews
    Wonderful dish! The veggies are great and the sauce really brings it all together. Thanks for sharing! Made for Adopt a Veggie Tag
  4. CaliforniaJan
    This is a beautiful and tasty version of this recipe. Easy to put together and a nice vegetarian entree. I made this for ZWT #6 and I'm a Quisine Queen.
  5. Deantini
    This is a very authentic tasting pad thai made with few ingredients for the sauce, which is a bonus! I have before made similar dish but where you needed 8 ingredients for the sauce. This is quick, delicious and healthy - just loved it! I used red and green pepper, shallot and some pork tenderloin I had left over from the other night + the eggs as listed. Tons of cilantro on top. Just YUM. Made for PRMR Tag.


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