I have had Pad Thai once in my life. I worked at a hotel restaurant running food for room service. The restaurant (and the hotel) were brand new and they were still testing out a few new dishes on a regular basis. When they did, the staff got to taste them, and one of them was Pad Thai.
I have never forgotten how good it was. The only reason I didn’t eat it there again was because they were charging an obscene amount for a plateful. I can tell you that hotel workers do not earn a lot of money. So the Pad Thai quickly became a distant memory, albeit a delicious one.
Recently, I ran across some brown rice pad thai noodles at Whole Foods. I couldn’t believe my luck! So I grabbed a box and went straight home and got to work. But I knew that Mini Chef wanted soup for dinner, so I had to compromise by making Pad Thai Soup. It was scrumptious!
I think it was a bit salty for Mini Chef’s palate, but my palate did just fine. It is a bit high in sodium, but there is really no way around that that I could find. I just balanced it out with my sodium intake for the rest of the day and did just fine. I’ll post photos of the noodle and fish sauce brands I found that were clean. See below the recipe.
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- 1 package brown rice pad thai noodles, cooked separately to package directions
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 mushrooms, sliced very thin (shiitake mushrooms are best)
- 5-8 drops pure liquid stevia (optional, but adds something nice to the flavor)
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
- 1 cup unsalted peanuts
- 1 large green onion, greens only, thinly sliced
- Combine the broth, garlic powder, coconut aminos or soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, mushrooms and stevia (if using) in a medium to large soup pot and bring to a boil.
- Once the mushrooms are soft and cooked, add the chicken and boil until it's warmed through.
- Just before removing the pot from the heat, stir in the peanuts and allow to boil for 30-60 seconds.
- Ladle some cooked noodles into the bowl, then the soup and top with green onion.
Please note, I was not compensated to mention these brands. They were simply the items I found at the store and used.