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vegan Thai Skillet noodles in a black skillet

Vegan Thai Skillet Noodles (Drunken Noodles)

Easy 1 Pot Thai Skillet Noodles stir fry! These inspired drunken noodles come together in 30 minutes and don’t need noodles cooked separately. Everything cooks in 1 pot!

a plate with Thai Skillet Noodles with a golden fork on the side

Thai cuisine has always fascinated me. The bold flavors, the use of different textures and colors, one pot meals, and above all the fact that most dishes come together super quickly.

My Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice and my Thai pumpkin Curry  recipe are some of my favorite recipes ever and I make them all the time. These easy skillet noodles are inspired from Pad kee mao (drunken noodles). They come together quickly and hit the right spots!

a frying pan with Thai Skillet Noodles tossed with sweet salty sauce and vegetables

You know me, I am a huge fan of cooking pasta in a skillet! Have you tried some of my skillet lasagnas? Life-changing!

Preparing pasta in a skillet along with the sauce ingredients drastically shortens the total cooking time.

The exact cooking times will vary based on the noodles and brands, so keep an eye on them. If you are unsure, make them separately and add  precooked noodles, then add to the veggies and sauces. See recipe notes for that method.

Thai Skillet Noodles with vegetables on a white plate with a golden fork on the side

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Thai Style Skillet Wide Rice Noodle Stir Fry

These Thai Skillet Noodles are made in just 1 skillet and need no precooking the noodles. This is an adapted Pad Kee Mao made in 1 -pot, the whole family will love! 30 mins Glutenfree  

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Keyword: drunken noodles, Thai noodles, vegan thai noodles

Servings: 2

Calories: 244kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced or minced
  • 1 green chili thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces (141.75 g) thinly sliced mushroom
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce , tamari for gluten-free
  • 2 cups (475 ml) water or broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt ,omit if using salted broth
  • 6 ounces (170 g) wide rice noodles Thai style dry noodles

To add later:

  • 1/2 of a bell pepper, green or red or both
  • 1 cup (95 g) chopped broccoli, broccolini or Chinese broccoli
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce , tamari for gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegan fish sauce or 1 tablespoon vegan oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch or tapioca starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Thai-basil
  • chopped green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil. Once hot, add onion, garlic, green chili and a good pinch of salt and cook until onion is starting to turn translucent. Then add the mushroom and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add the soy sauce/tamari and mix in, then once the sauce is sizzling add in the water and salt and mix in.

  • Add the noodles and press them in until covered with water, then cover with lid and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Check at the 7 minute mark if the noodles are cooked otherwise cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the type of noodle, they can get done anywhere from 7 minutes to 11 minutes.

  • Then open the lid, add the vegetables and mix in.

  • In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, molasses, fish sauce, brown sugar, corn starch and white pepper and mix. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil to thicken.

  • Add in the chopped Thai basil and green onion and mix in.  Switch off the heat, close the lid and let it sit for 1-2 minutes and serve.

Notes

  • Add more protein: You can also make this stir fry hearty by adding some tofu in along with the mushrooms. Sauté and continue.
  • Precook noodles: cook the noodles in a saucepan with water as mentioned on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside. Cook the onion garlic mushroom as written above, then add the veggies and sauce mixture from the “To add later section” and cover and cook for 2-3 mins so broccoli is cooked through and sauce thickens a bit. Add in the noodles and Thai basil and toss well. Take off heat. Add green onion, cover and let it sit for a min and then serve

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Thai Style Skillet Wide Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 244
Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 0.5g3%

Sodium 1186mg52%

Potassium 672mg19%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 13g14%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 1322IU26%

Vitamin C 87mg105%

Calcium 76mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • For this recipe, I recommend wide rice noodles or other Thai-style dry noodles. You find them in the Asian section of your grocery store
  • garlic, chili, and onion are fried to create a good savory and slightly spicy base for all the following ingredients
  • veggies: a colorful mix of mushrooms, bell pepper, and broccoli or broccolini
  • for the drunken noodle style stir-fry sauce, we mix molasses, vegan fish sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cornstarch is added for thickening the sauce and a pinch of white pepper for heat.
  • fresh Thai basil is used for finishing the dish

Tips:

  • Add your favorite veggies to this, spinach, peas, snow peas, julienned carrots, or zucchini would be fantastic.
  • If kids are eating with you, skip the chilies.
  • If you don’t have vegan fish sauce, add a tad more soy sauce.

a plate with Thai style skillet stir fry noodles with mushrooms and broccoli

How to make Thai Skillet Noodles

chili and garlic in a black skillet

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil.

mushrooms, chili and garlic in a black skillet

Once hot add onion, garlic, green chili and a good pinch of salt and cook until onion is starting to turn translucent. Then add  mushroom and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the sauces and mix in, then once the sauce is sizzling add in the water and salt and mix in.

sliced mushrooms, chili and garlic in a black skillet

Thai rice noodles being added to a black skillet with mushrooms chili and garlic

Add the noodles and press them in until covered with water, then cover with a lid and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

Check at the 7-minute mark if the noodles are cooked otherwise cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the type, the noodled can get done anywhere from 7 minutes to 11 minutes.

water being added to skillet with rice noodles and veggies for one pan skillet noodle recipe

Then open the lid, add the vegetables and mix in.

Thai Skillet Noodles cooking on a stove

broccoli being added to skillet with noodles

In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, molasses, fish sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and white pepper and mix in.

cornstarch being added to a small glass dish with soy sauce to make stirfry sauce

stir fry sauce in a small glass dish

Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil to thicken.

Thai Skillet Noodles with broccoli in a black skillet

Add in the chopped Thai basil and green onion and mix in.  Switch off the heat, close the lid and let it sit for 1-2 minutes and serve.

a white plate with vegan Thai Skillet noodles on a blue napkin

Add more protein:

You can also make this stir-fry hearty by adding some tofu along with the mushrooms. Sauté and continue.

vegan Thai Skillet noodles in a black skillet

Precook the noodle stir fry method

Cook the noodles in a saucepan with water as mentioned on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.

Cook the onion and garlic mushroom as written, then add the veggies and sauce mixture from the “To add later section” and cover and cook for 2-3 mins so the broccoli is cooked through and the sauce thickens a bit.

Add in the noodles and Thai basil and toss well. Take off the heat. Add green onion, cover, and let it sit for a minute and then serve.

a plate with Thai Skillet Noodles with a golden fork on the side

Storage:

Rice noodles dry out on storing so preferably make and serve fresh.
If refrigerating , keep for upto 2 days. Reheat with more sauce and some broth.

 

Vegan Thai Skillet Noodles (Drunken Noodles)

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Vegan Thai Skillet Noodles (Drunken Noodles)

vegan Thai Skillet noodles in a black skillet

Vegan Thai Skillet Noodles (Drunken Noodles)

Easy 1 Pot Thai Skillet Noodles stir fry! These inspired drunken noodles come together in 30 minutes and don’t need noodles cooked separately. Everything cooks in 1 pot!

a plate with Thai Skillet Noodles with a golden fork on the side

Thai cuisine has always fascinated me. The bold flavors, the use of different textures and colors, one pot meals, and above all the fact that most dishes come together super quickly.

My Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice and my Thai pumpkin Curry  recipe are some of my favorite recipes ever and I make them all the time. These easy skillet noodles are inspired from Pad kee mao (drunken noodles). They come together quickly and hit the right spots!

a frying pan with Thai Skillet Noodles tossed with sweet salty sauce and vegetables

You know me, I am a huge fan of cooking pasta in a skillet! Have you tried some of my skillet lasagnas? Life-changing!

Preparing pasta in a skillet along with the sauce ingredients drastically shortens the total cooking time.

The exact cooking times will vary based on the noodles and brands, so keep an eye on them. If you are unsure, make them separately and add  precooked noodles, then add to the veggies and sauces. See recipe notes for that method.

Thai Skillet Noodles with vegetables on a white plate with a golden fork on the side

More Stir-Fry Recipes

Miso Gochujang Tofu Stir Fry

Tofu Jalfrezi (Indian Smoky Tofu Bell Pepper Tomato stir fry)

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes

Sweet Sour Tofu Veggie Stir Fry

Print Recipe

Thai Style Skillet Wide Rice Noodle Stir Fry

These Thai Skillet Noodles are made in just 1 skillet and need no precooking the noodles. This is an adapted Pad Kee Mao made in 1 -pot, the whole family will love! 30 mins Glutenfree  

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Keyword: drunken noodles, Thai noodles, vegan thai noodles

Servings: 2

Calories: 244kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced or minced
  • 1 green chili thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces (141.75 g) thinly sliced mushroom
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce , tamari for gluten-free
  • 2 cups (475 ml) water or broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt ,omit if using salted broth
  • 6 ounces (170 g) wide rice noodles Thai style dry noodles

To add later:

  • 1/2 of a bell pepper, green or red or both
  • 1 cup (95 g) chopped broccoli, broccolini or Chinese broccoli
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce , tamari for gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegan fish sauce or 1 tablespoon vegan oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch or tapioca starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Thai-basil
  • chopped green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil. Once hot, add onion, garlic, green chili and a good pinch of salt and cook until onion is starting to turn translucent. Then add the mushroom and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add the soy sauce/tamari and mix in, then once the sauce is sizzling add in the water and salt and mix in.

  • Add the noodles and press them in until covered with water, then cover with lid and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Check at the 7 minute mark if the noodles are cooked otherwise cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the type of noodle, they can get done anywhere from 7 minutes to 11 minutes.

  • Then open the lid, add the vegetables and mix in.

  • In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, molasses, fish sauce, brown sugar, corn starch and white pepper and mix. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil to thicken.

  • Add in the chopped Thai basil and green onion and mix in.  Switch off the heat, close the lid and let it sit for 1-2 minutes and serve.

Notes

  • Add more protein: You can also make this stir fry hearty by adding some tofu in along with the mushrooms. Sauté and continue.
  • Precook noodles: cook the noodles in a saucepan with water as mentioned on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside. Cook the onion garlic mushroom as written above, then add the veggies and sauce mixture from the “To add later section” and cover and cook for 2-3 mins so broccoli is cooked through and sauce thickens a bit. Add in the noodles and Thai basil and toss well. Take off heat. Add green onion, cover and let it sit for a min and then serve

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Thai Style Skillet Wide Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 244
Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 0.5g3%

Sodium 1186mg52%

Potassium 672mg19%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 13g14%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 1322IU26%

Vitamin C 87mg105%

Calcium 76mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • For this recipe, I recommend wide rice noodles or other Thai-style dry noodles. You find them in the Asian section of your grocery store
  • garlic, chili, and onion are fried to create a good savory and slightly spicy base for all the following ingredients
  • veggies: a colorful mix of mushrooms, bell pepper, and broccoli or broccolini
  • for the drunken noodle style stir-fry sauce, we mix molasses, vegan fish sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cornstarch is added for thickening the sauce and a pinch of white pepper for heat.
  • fresh Thai basil is used for finishing the dish

Tips:

  • Add your favorite veggies to this, spinach, peas, snow peas, julienned carrots, or zucchini would be fantastic.
  • If kids are eating with you, skip the chilies.
  • If you don’t have vegan fish sauce, add a tad more soy sauce.

a plate with Thai style skillet stir fry noodles with mushrooms and broccoli

How to make Thai Skillet Noodles

chili and garlic in a black skillet

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil.

mushrooms, chili and garlic in a black skillet

Once hot add onion, garlic, green chili and a good pinch of salt and cook until onion is starting to turn translucent. Then add  mushroom and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the sauces and mix in, then once the sauce is sizzling add in the water and salt and mix in.

sliced mushrooms, chili and garlic in a black skillet

Thai rice noodles being added to a black skillet with mushrooms chili and garlic

Add the noodles and press them in until covered with water, then cover with a lid and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

Check at the 7-minute mark if the noodles are cooked otherwise cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the type, the noodled can get done anywhere from 7 minutes to 11 minutes.

water being added to skillet with rice noodles and veggies for one pan skillet noodle recipe

Then open the lid, add the vegetables and mix in.

Thai Skillet Noodles cooking on a stove

broccoli being added to skillet with noodles

In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, molasses, fish sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and white pepper and mix in.

cornstarch being added to a small glass dish with soy sauce to make stirfry sauce

stir fry sauce in a small glass dish

Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil to thicken.

Thai Skillet Noodles with broccoli in a black skillet

Add in the chopped Thai basil and green onion and mix in.  Switch off the heat, close the lid and let it sit for 1-2 minutes and serve.

a white plate with vegan Thai Skillet noodles on a blue napkin

Add more protein:

You can also make this stir-fry hearty by adding some tofu along with the mushrooms. Sauté and continue.

vegan Thai Skillet noodles in a black skillet

Precook the noodle stir fry method

Cook the noodles in a saucepan with water as mentioned on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.

Cook the onion and garlic mushroom as written, then add the veggies and sauce mixture from the “To add later section” and cover and cook for 2-3 mins so the broccoli is cooked through and the sauce thickens a bit.

Add in the noodles and Thai basil and toss well. Take off the heat. Add green onion, cover, and let it sit for a minute and then serve.

a plate with Thai Skillet Noodles with a golden fork on the side

Storage:

Rice noodles dry out on storing so preferably make and serve fresh.
If refrigerating , keep for upto 2 days. Reheat with more sauce and some broth.

 

Vegan Thai Skillet Noodles (Drunken Noodles)