Best Vegetable Pad Thai!

Have everything pre-sliced and ready to go so this comes out best!

1 large bell pepper julienned

6 oz dried brown rice noodles

3 Tbsps Peanut Oil

1/4 cup vegan fish sauce (at your asian market)

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 – 2 tsp red curry paste

4 cloves garlic minced

4 oz tofu finely diced tossed with 1 tsp nutritional yeast or 1 egg if you’re not plant based

6 green onions chopped into 1 cm pieces

1 cup bean sprouts (optional)

1/2 cup dry roasted lightly salted peanuts crushed

4 tbsps chopped fresh cilantro

First, get water boiling for noodles and heat the peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over med-high heat.  Add bell peppers to oil and toss and fry until browned a bit.When water is boiling, remove to cool burner and add rice noodles, soak for 10 mins.

While peppers are cooking and noodles are soaking, mix fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and curry paste together in a bowl.  Add the garlic to the peppers.  Toss a minute.  Add the tofu/nutritional yeast combo or 1 egg to pepper/garlic mixture, scramble quickly together.  Add the drained rice noodles and toss them to coat with everything.  Add the fish sauce mixture and let cook for 30 secs.  Add the green onions, bean sprouts and peanuts.  Toss well.

Serve and top with cilantro and lime wedges.

12 responses to “Best Vegetable Pad Thai!

  1. Pingback: Best Vegetable Pad Thai! | Plant Based Diet Adventures

  2. This looks so delicious and I bet smells amazing Heather. Your website always has the epitome of comfort food! You always get me salivating with your recipe posts!! 🙂

  3. petit4chocolatier

    Looks delicious Heather! I haven’t eaten tofu in such a long time. I love 1 cup of bean sprouts in the recipe too !!

    • Thanks so much Judy, it’s always SO great to hear from you 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

      • How To Cook Brown Rice# Soak 1 cup of brown rice for 1 hour and drain.# Add the rice to a medium-sized sacaepun and cook, uncovered, on medium-high heat until the rice is dry (2 3 minutes). Stir in a small amount of salt if desired.# While dry cooking the rice, bring a kettle of water to a boil. Add 2 1/4 2 1/2 cups boiling water to the rice and wait for the water to return to a full boil.# When the water has returned to a full boil, turn the heat down to medium-low (a range setting of about 3). Cover and cook the rice until the water is fully absorbed (about 40 minutes). Do not stir the rice. 5. Remove the rice from the heat, and let sit, still covered, for at least 10 minutes. 6. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.What You Need: * Brown rice * A medium-sized sacaepun, with lid

      • Yes and not really. It’s blcasaliy a water mixture with the starch extracted from the rice. Draining the rice is one way to get it but it does not give you the full benefit since it does not contain ALL the nutrients. So you boil the rice with a more than usual quantity of water so the rice doesn’t soak all the water in. The leftover water is rice water. I hope my explanation is clear and helpful ;o

    • The entire failmy went vegan last May. After we watched Forks over Knives how could we not. We had shifted to all organic and non GMO a year earlier. It for health reasons but it sure helps keeping a kosher kitchen and I don’t have to worry about timing either. Now, what to do with all these blue and red items? lol

    • I remember mom frying cauliflower and I have had it only once since leaving home 60 years ago.That was one day when my wife was gone, I chopped up a whole head and deep fried it, eating it all alone with no sauce, just salt. The first batch came out almost burnt, oil was too hot. The second batch came out better but it is hard to cook and eat at the same time. Finally got it right but you fill up fast eating a whole head by yourself! So I cleaned up the oil spatter from the stove top, figuring I had pretty well got my wish for eating fried cauliflower again. Then my wife came home and asked “what happened here”. Apparently she can see a microscopic trace of cooking oil from 10 feet away. Hope you all had a good 4th, wife’s family had a successful wedding yesterday.Jerry

  4. Harley~ I love this video. There are literally thdnasuos of vids on here about how to get six packs this that blah blah blah!!! NOBODY is saying what you say in your vids! Common sense really! I love that you curse! It’s real talk makes perfect sense. It made me feel good just listening to you. I think it’s a great point you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover. In fact STOP fucking judging lol!!! Love it thank you!

  5. Wow, belated happy birthday to you Jennifer!I'm so annoyed with myself – I was going to enter the competition just for fun but I forgot to send in photos! :/Bought & received your book a couple of weeks ago and am MEGA IMPRESSED!!! I already have about 20 sticky flags hanging out of the book re: recipes I want to try!P.s. I think I cut my tofu fish sticks too thin because they went kinda hard and chewy in the oven… 😦 oh well, better luck next time, huh? The coating stuff was delicious anyway though!!!Keep up the good work :DNat x

  6. All right Lorien Ive been thinking and I think I will come up with a lot of qusioetns for you. I’m getting into this whole vegan cooking thing and I’m really enjoying it. One thing that I would love to find is a vegan burger recipe that I can make from scratch that has a more solid texture than the bean burgers Ive tried so far, and also a solid resource for researching nutrition and recipes. I’m not one who is ever likely to settle for 6 or so meals that I cycle through and I’m sure there are other vegans out there with amazing collections of favroite foods, I’m just having a hard time finding them.

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