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Tasty Thai Noodles

Slurpable, tangy noodles are a great way to introduce kids to Thai food (and an easy dish a teen can make for the whole family). Find rice stick noodles in the Asian section of your supermarket.

February 19th, 2007

By Heather Trim

  • 1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) 1/4 -inch (5-mm) rice stick noodles
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) each ketchup and water
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Dash hot pepper sauce or to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh coriander, basil or mint lime wedges
  1. In a large bowl in or near the sink, soak noodles in hot water for about 30 minutes, until softened. (If making ahead, leave noodles in the water until you’re ready to use them.) Meanwhile, prepare all the toppings and put in individual dishes.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, water, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic and hot pepper sauce.

  3. Drain noodles through a large colander set in the sink. With clean scissors, snip noodles into smaller pieces. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, stir together noodles and sauce for 4 to 8 minutes, until hot. If mixture looks too dry, add 2 tbsp (25 mL) water. Stir in chopped herbs.

  4. With tongs, divide noodles into 4 bowls; add a wedge of lime to each. Have everyone squeeze lime juice over their portion of noodles, then help themselves to their favourite toppings.

Nutrients Per Serving

per serving (without toppings): 264 calories, 0.6 g fat, 23 mg calcium, 958 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g fibre, 2.9 g protein

Tasty Thai Noodles
Photos by Janet Bailey
Food Styling by Marilyn Dunphy
Prop Styling by Emily Vezér

One response to “Tasty Thai Noodles”

  1. Jeanie says:

    I’m looking forward to making this. What would be suitable toppings?

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