Sesame peanut butter noodles are a spicy, nutritious and vegetarian meal. It’s a super quick and easy choice for a busy weeknight dinner!
Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles
Calories 291 kcal
- 4 oz rice noodles
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp ginger root, grated
- ¾ tsp sriracha, or to taste
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tsp chopped peanuts
- 1 green onion, sliced
Cover rice noodles in hot water and allow to soak for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a small microwave bowl, mix peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and sriracha. Heat in microwave until heated.
Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet or wok. Add rice noodles and saute for 4-5 minutes. Toss with peanut sauce.
Place in bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds, chopped peanuts and green onion. Serve immediately.
Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For best results, store noodles and peanut sauce separately, combining just before serving.
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Did you know? While many are worried about the fat and calories in peanut butter, it can be part of a healthy diet!
If you like this noodle dish, try my recipe for lemon poppy seed chicken noodles!
This simple Thai green curry comes together in no time for a quick and easy meal. Try experimenting by adding whatever veggies and proteins you have on hand!
Simple Thai Green Curry
Course Main Course
Calories 350 kcal
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ cups broccoli florets
- 1½ cups cauliflower florets
- 1½ cups sugar snap peas
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 3 green onions, chopped (about ½ cup)
- 3 tbsp green curry paste
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 12 cooked shrimp, medium
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a wok or saute pan.
Add broccoli, cauliflower and sugar snap peas. Saute for 5 minutes.
Add garlic, ginger and green onion. Saute until fragrant, 1-2 minutes
Stir in curry paste and cook for two mintues.
Pour in coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
Turn heat to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are cooked to desired tenderness.
Add shrimp and heat just until warmed through.
Serve immediately with hot rice or noodles, if desired.
Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower florets to avoid having to buy an entire head. Frozen vegetables would also work in this recipe.
Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze them in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Hack: Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores. Alternately, they can be purchased frozen in larger portions if you wish to keep some on hand. Thaw needed amounts before cooking.
Hack: Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator. It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealable bag and submerging it in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
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Did you know? Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet. It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!
Suggestion: Dehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe!
This authentic spicy Thai peanut shrimp rice bowl is a hearty and satisfying meal. It stores well so make extra for lunch or dinner later in the week!
Thai Peanut Shrimp Rice Bowl
Course Main Course
Servings 3 servings
Calories 320 kcal
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- ¼ tsp freshly grated ginger
- ¼ cup chopped carrots
- ½ cup sweet potato, chopped
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- ½ cup tomato juice
- ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
- ¾ tsp sugar, optional
- 8 oz cooked shrimp
- 1½ cups cooked jasmine rice, hot
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium. Saute onions until translucent. Stir in the cayenne and fresh ginger. Add carrots and saute for 5 more minutes. Add sweet potatoes and stock, bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Using a blender or food processor, puree vegetables with the cooking liquid and tomato juice. Return puree to soup pot. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add sugar, if desired. Stir in shrimp and heat gently to avoid scorching. Serve over hot rice.
Hack: Freeze cooled puree in serving-size portions using sealable sandwich bags or freezer containers. Freeze warm (to retain moisture) rice in a similar manner. To serve, simply thaw and combine puree, rice and shrimp. Heat gently.
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!
Hack: Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores. They can be purchased frozen in large portions if you wish to keep some on hand. Thaw needed amounts before cooking.
Hack: Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator. It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealable bag and submerging in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
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Did you know? While many worry about the fat and calorie content in peanut butter, studies show that its nutritional profile can be a valuable part of a healthy eating plan!
Tomato and shrimp salad is another great and low-calorie way to include more seafood in your diet.