Pad Thai

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 to 40 minutes



Easily the favorite Thai dish in the United States, Pad Thai is simple to make and always delicious!


  • 1 (12-ounce) package rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno pepper, minced (about 1/2 of a jalapeno)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 pound tofu, cubed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2/3 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil. Add rice noodles, bring back to a boil and turn off heat. Let noodles steep for about 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Whisk together lime juice, tamari, ketchup, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. Heat peanut oil in a large-bottomed pan or wok, and add garlic, ginger, and jalapeno and saute 2 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add crushed red pepper and saute 1 more minute, followed by carrots and saute 2 more minutes.
  5. Add bamboo shoots, scallions, and peanuts and stir well. Add sauce (from step 2) and mix well.
  6. Add noodles and tofu and gently stir everything together. Top with cilantro and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 553 calories, 16 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 65 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. dietary fiber, 17 g. protein, 311 mg. sodium