I have been searching for months and months for a great pad thai recipe. I have tried ones that swore that they were the best and the greatest and the most authentic. Well lets just say my trash can has eaten more of those recipes than I have! I think my problem is that I am in love with the Chicken Pad Thai from my favorite place, Thairish, in Baltimore. It is unlike any pad thai I have had and I want my pad thai to taste like theirs! This recipe is the closest I have come though it still isn’t the same. It is definitely worth trying though, I may have eaten an extra half a serving when I was supposed to be putting it into a left over container! This recipes is modified from Brownies for Dinner to suit my tastes!
Veggie Pad Thai: Serves 3-4
8oz Rice Noodles
2TB Brown Sugar
2TB Lime Juice
3TB Soy Sauce
2tsp Canola Oil
1 Garlic Clove – Minced
1 Egg – Scrambled
2TB Peanuts – Chopped
2-3C Frozen Broccoli
Prepare your rice noodles per the instructions on the box! Some require adding them to boiling water, some to hot water from the tap, different soaking times, etc. It really is different per brand. If you don’t have rice noodles available to you you can use linguine (though beware WW folks it will probably change the points values).
Okay, noodles are doing their thing. Mix together the brown sugar, lime juice, sriracha and soy sauce and set to the side. Chop the whites of the scallions and set to the side, slice the green portions into 1/2″-1″ long segments and place to the side.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add the broccoli and cook until heated through but still with a little crunch to them. Drain and set to the side.
A minute or two before your noodles are done soaking heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat and add the garlic and whites of the scallions to the pan and cook for 30-40 seconds, add the scrambled egg and cook as you would scrambled eggs/omelet until the egg is cooked through. Remove the cooked egg to a small bowl/plate on the side.
Okay once your noodles are done soaking add them to a large saute pan over medium heat with the sauce you made, greens of the scallions and cooked broccoli. Cook for 3-4 minutes moving the noodles around letting them absorb the sauce. Add the egg and peanuts to the pan remove from the heat and stir them in gently breaking the egg up.
Serve & Enjoy with a squirt of fresh lime if you like.
WW: 8 Points Plus / serving @ 4 servings
10 Points Plus / serving @ 3 servings