Thai-Style Noodles

Take date night-in romance to another level by preparing take-out food at home. This easy and quick stir-fry recipe is healthier than the take-out version, and you can make this a meatless dish by substituting shrimp or tofu instead of chicken.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces dried wide rice noodles
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons minced lemongrass
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, crushed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Soak wide rice noodles in a bowl of very warm (110°F) water until they're pliable but still rather firm, about 30 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet on medium-high heat until it is smoking hot.
  3. Add the garlic, lemongrass, and carrots and stir-fry for one minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add the sliced chicken breast and stir fry for another minute.
  5. Add one tablespoon of canola oil, wide rice noodles, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and half of the crushed peanuts, and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes until the noodles are soft.
  6. Push the ingredients to the side of the skillet. Add one tablespoon of canola oil onto the center and add the egg. Scramble the egg lightly until set. Break the egg into pieces and mix with the rest of the ingredients in the skillet.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the bean sprouts and cilantro. Toss and serve immediately.
  8. Garnish with the remaining crushed peanuts and more cilantro.