Your favorite Thai takeout joint makes it look so simple. On those nights when you’re craving pad Thai, try this 15-minute cheater’s version instead. It’s quick and easy enough for weeknights, but fancy enough for Saturday night with a glass of wine.
15-Minute Cheater's Pad Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Time: Start to Finish: 15 minutes
1 pound wide rice noodles
2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 pound ground pork
½ cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sriracha
3 cups mustard greens, roughly torn
½ cup bean sprouts
½ cup chopped peanuts
1. Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Place the noodles in a large bowl and cover with the boiling water. Let sit until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the green onions and ginger; cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the pork and cook until it’s well browned, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook until reduced slightly, about 3 minutes.
4. Add the mustard greens and toss until wilted, 1 minute. Add the softened rice noodles and toss well to combine. Garnish with bean sprouts and peanuts.