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Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles
Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Thai takeout is great, but it’s time to expand your horizons beyond drunken noodles, curry and pad Thai. Presenting Thai beef bowls with rice noodles. It’s just as healthy as a salad, but about a billion times more flavorful. Best of all, it’s ready in only 30 minutes.

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4 servings

Stir-Fried Beef

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon minced ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound flank or skirt steak, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

¼ cup sweet chile sauce

2 teaspoons sriracha

Noodles and Veggies

4 ounces rice vermicelli

8 leaves Boston lettuce

1 cup snap peas

2 limes, cut into quarters

½ cup chopped peanuts

½ red chili pepper (such as Fresno), thinly sliced

¼ cup cilantro leaves

¼ cup mint leaves

¼ cup basil leaves

1. Make the Stir-Fried Beef: In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, ginger and garlic, and sauté until fragrant, 2 minutes.

2. Add the steak and stir-fry until the beef begins to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sweet chile sauce and sriracha, and stir well to combine. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes and then remove the pan from the heat.

3. Make the Noodles and Veggies: Place the vermicelli in a large heat-safe bowl. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and then pour the hot water over the noodles. Let the noodles sit for 5 minutes, or until tender; drain well.

4. Line up four bowls and place 2 leaves of lettuce in each. Divide the rice noodles and beef evenly among the bowls, resting on top of the lettuce. 

5. Top the beef with snap peas and lime wedges. Sprinkle each bowl with 2 tablespoons peanuts, chile pepper slices, cilantro, mint and basil. Serve immediately.

Stir-Fried Beef

274 calories

18g fat

4g carbs

24g protein

1g sugars

Noodles and Veggies

233 calories

9g fat

32g carbs

8g protein

3g sugars

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