One day I opened the fridge, looked inside the veggie drawer and there were vibrant purple cabbage, bright orange carrots and crisp green onions staring at me merrily. Then on our kitchen counter there were cute light violet shallots delicately sitting there. As I took in the bright rainbow of colors, a Thai fusion dish started to pop up in my mind.
I grabbed some happy, tiny Thai red chilis, ground some peanuts, prepped some shrimp and soaked bean thread rice vermicelli noodles. I chopped some juicy green limes and plucked off pretty cilantro leaves. I fried some shallots, and the heavenly fragrance spread throughout our apartment. It was my first time making my Thai Fusion Rainbow Noodles, and after my hubby devoured it, he requested it again for his birthday meal. Score!
Then WorldFoods Fusion of Flavours contacted me awhile ago letting me know my friend at Eating Thai Food recommended they ask me to participate in a recipe challenge with WorldFoods. I couldn’t wait to enter and hopefully win!
I was sent four different WorldFoods sauces of my choice to create a recipe with. I was so excited when the UPS man arrived at our door with the package, and my almost-one-year-old son Rocco “helped” me open it and started to grab at the sauces. After he gnawed on the each jar, he and I decided that Thai Ginger Lemongrass Stir-Fry Sauce would go well with my Thai fusion dish.
The result? Well my Thai hubby devoured it again, and is sad that there is only a little left now in the fridge. The sauce had a gentle ginger, vibrant lemongrass flavor to it, and I liked how I could still add fish sauce and sugar to the dish to make it my own.
Try it out today, and please vote on this recipe in the WorldFoods Recipe Challenge here today!!!Print
Need a quick, easy Thai meal? Try WorldFoods Thai Fusion Rainbow Noodles—bright veggies, shrimp and fried shallots make this dish shine!
- 3–4 servings of shrimp (or chicken or tofu)
- 3–4 servings rice vermicelli bean thread noodles (or any other noodles you prefer)
- 2–3 shallots cut into thin strips
- 3 tbsp. cooking oil
- 5 garlic cloves, minced or smashed in mortar and pestle
- 2–8 fresh thai chilis (depending on spicy preference), diced or smashed in mortar and pestle
- 1 bottle of WorldFoods Fusion of Flavours Thai Ginger Lemongrass Stir-Fry Sauce
- 1.5 c. diced carrots
- 2 c. shredded purple cabbage
- 1/2 c. chopped peanuts
- 1.5 c. green onion, sliced into 2 in. pieces
- 1–1.5 tbsp fish sauce (to taste preference)
- 1/2–1 tbsp sugar (to taste preference)
- 1 c. chopped cilantro
- 2 quartered limes
- Prep bean thread noodles, or noodles of your choice, according to package directions.
- Warm cooking oil. Add shallots and stir until they turn golden brown. After they turn golden, turn off the heat immediately to prevent burning them. Put the shallots and oil in a small dish.
- Add a little more oil to the pan. Throw in the garlic and Thai chilis.
- Mix until the heavenly smell makes you swoon.
- Add noodles. Add a few tablespoons of the Thai Ginger Lemongrass sauce, so as the noodles cook they soak it up.
- Once the noodles have softened, add in the carrots, purple cabbage and a few more tablespoons of sauce. Stir for about two minutes or so until the cabbage becomes tender.
- Throw in the peanuts, green onions, the rest of the sauce and shrimp.
- Stir for 30 seconds and then turn off heat. Keep stirring until the shrimp have turned pink.
- Remove the pan from the burner once the shrimp are pink to make sure they don’t keep cooking.
- Add fish sauce and sugar to taste.
- Once you plate the noodles, put cilantro on top, add lime quarters to the side, so you can add as much lime juice as you want, and sprinkle the fried shallots on top.
You can also use the WorldFoods Thai Galangal Lemongrass Stir-Fry sauce with this dish, and it works well too.
Any noodles will work! I’ve even used Japanese ramen noodles, and it turned out well, so use whichever ones you prefer.
Also try out any veggies you prefer! Mix it up!
If you don’t have WorldFoods sauces at your grocery store, you can always order them online.
And while waiting for them to arrive, you can also make this dish with sugar, fish sauce and lime as the main flavors. Just add them to your taste preference.
- Serving Size: 3-4