15-Minute Cheater’s Pad Thai

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15 minute cheater s pad thai recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

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.


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.

Nutrition Facts
  • 916 calories

  • 41g fat

  • 100g carbs

  • 34g protein

  • 3g sugars

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