Simple Shrimp and Rice Noodles Recipe

Simple Shrimp and Rice Noodles


-1/2 package of rice noodles

-Juice of 2 limes

-1 teaspoon of sugar

-50ml thai fish sauce

-1 bird chili finely chopped (wear gloves unless you've got a high tolerance to the heat)

-16 x jumbo shrimp (more if you're especially generous)

-2 garlic cloves finely chopped

-4 lettuce leaves cut into thin strips

-12 or so thai basil leaves cut into thin strips

-4 or 5 spring onions (scallions) chopped

How to make Simple Shrimp and Rice Noodles

At home I like to keep things simple and fast. Here's a quick noodle dish.

  1. The Noodles In a large pot of cold water, gently heat noodles until soft. Don't let them boil or you'll wind up with rice paste. Not good. Once soft, drain them in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking further. Cover and set aside.

  2. The Sauce In a bowl combine the lime juice, thai fish sauce, sugar and chili. Set aside.

  3. The Shrimp Add a couple of tablespoons of peanut or canola oil to a hot skillet, add the garlic and saute for 15 seconds before adding the shrimp. Cook shrimp for 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Assemble the dish Place some noodles in a bowl and drizzle a few tablespoons of the sauce over them. Combine the strips of lettuce leaves, basil and chopped scallions and sprinkle over noodles. Top with shrimp.


  • winnie
    winnie says

    This recipe looks simple and is perfect for summer! I will give it a try!

  • raechang
    raechang says

    wow... this looks delicious! gonna give this a try!

  • YenNguyen239
    YenNguyen239 says

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