All Asian food is cooked with the intention of increasing the health benefits, such as its healing powers and medicinal value, as well as longevity.
Here’s an article we publish this year last March 2014, Amazing Ways Food is Used in Thai Cooking .
Of course every country that is part of the Asian world has their own way of cooking the food, but with the same outcome, its health benefits.
Today we present Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken. Of all the Asian foods, Thai is our favorite.
Here is what you will need:
8 oz. rice noodles, fresh or dried
2 tbsp. peanut oil
4 scallions, coarsely chopped
2 garlic gloves, minced fine
2 fresh red chilies, seeded and sliced
8 oz. chicken breast, trimmed and thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup fresh bean sprouts
¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
Soak the noodles in a large pot of boiling water, covered for 10 minutes or cooked according to package instructions. When the noodles are done and tender, rinse noodles under cold running water. Set aside.Add peanut oil to a wok (large frying pan, if you have no wok )over high heat. Once the peanut oil is heated add scallions, garlic and red chilies. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.Next add the chicken, lime juice, fish sauce and eggs. Stir-fry over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs have set and pink is no longer in chicken or heated through.Next add the bean sprouts, most of the cilantro and the noodles and stir-fry for 30 seconds or until heated through and beans and cilantro are mixed in thoroughly.Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with peanuts and remaining cilantro and serve right away with lime wedges if you wish.
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