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Any dried, flat rice noodles will work; find them in the Asian-foods section.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2010
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Cook's Notes

Any dried, flat rice noodles will work; find them in the Asian-foods section. Easy add-ins: Before adding the noodles, toss thinly sliced chicken breast or peeled and deveined shrimp into the pan.

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  • Katra907
    7 DEC, 2016
    I doubled the recipe (to be able to have lunch leftovers) and found it a bit bland -- adding more soy sauce once plated more or less solved that problem in a pinch. Next time I will increase the soy sauce/lime/brown sugar mixture a bit to be able to coat the noodles better. And I will add bean sprouts, which I realized I really missed in this version.
  • amandaaucoinho
    21 AUG, 2016
    I'd been craving Pad Thai for nearly two weeks and found this recipe in my Everyday Food Light cookbook and decided it seemed easy enough to try. It was great - totally satisfying. I bulked it up a bit with a spiralized carrot and zucchini. My husband even enjoyed it, who is notoriously critical when I make a vegetation meal, but did suggest I use chicken in the future, lol.
  • MS112611261
    9 FEB, 2012
    Great tasting vegetarian meal - loved it!
  • LizzyLou777
    13 DEC, 2011
    I loved this. I added zucchini and mushrooms sliced match-stick style, and also coarsely shredded carrot. I used larger, flat noodles. Yum!
  • lauralee422
    23 JUL, 2010
    I cant count how many times i've made this now... it's so good. I add whatever veggies i have on hand tonight i julienned some zucchini and added baby spinach at the end... it's so fast and easy i love it.
  • Anna8209
    9 JUL, 2010
    I have made this a few times for friends and family. Everyone really likes it. It is not the best pad thai I have ever had, but quick, tasty and easy. I would recommend adding 1tsp fish sauce to the soy-sauce mixture for a little extra flavor.
  • bethwankel
    7 JUL, 2010
    Good recipe, but I think the bigger noodles are better--soaks up more sauce. Also, could use more veggies, like carrots, maybe mushrooms, etc.
  • oyster
    14 JUN, 2010
    This is delicious and si,ple. Add cooked shrimp, chicken or beef to complete the meal. It can be reheated by covering the dish and micorwave, the steam will soften the noodles again. My kids loved this!

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