Video:Quick and Easy Pad Thaiwith Gretchen Siegchrist
You can customize your favorite pad thai at home with this quick and easy recipe. Grab a box of rice noodles and get cooking!See Transcript
Transcript:Quick and Easy Pad ThaiHi, I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I'm going to show you how to make pad thai. You may be used to ordering this dish in restaurants, but it is actually quite quick and easy to make at home.
Pad Thai IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need a box of rice noodles, which are the base of pad thai. Next, you will need some vegetables. I am using red pepper, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and zucchini, but you can substitute whatever vegetables you like.
Pad Thai Sauce IngredientsFor the pad thai sauce, we will mix together:
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Soak the Pad Thai NoodlesBegin by soaking the noodles in a bowl of hot water for at least half an hour. This will make them soft and pliable.
Fry the EggHeat one tablespoon of oil in a wok. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them well. Add the eggs to the wok and scramble them until they are cooked. When the eggs are done, remove them from the wok.
Stir Fry the VegetablesNow we will add a little bit more oil and put in our vegetables. Stir-fry the vegetables until they are almost done. Drain the noodles and rinse them with cold water.
Combine the Pad Thai IngredientsNow we will add the noodles, the egg, the chicken and the pad thai sauce to the wok. Mix the ingredients together and cook the dish until everything is heated through and the noodles are soft.
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