Gluten Free Recipe: Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

Gluten Free Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles With Shrimp (or Chicken, or Tofu)

This is my favorite gluten free recipe.  I’m kind of proud of it because I made it up in my head one day and it’s been a family favorite ever since.  Super easy and kids can help!


1 pound peeled shrimp (raw or cooked)Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles, bokchoy
Can substitute 1 pound (16 oz) chicken or 1 package firm organic Non-GMO tofu
1 -2 boxes of Rice Noodles.   For the wide Thai Noodles I use 1.5 boxes
2 Cups Bok Choy, Chopped
1/2 Cup Scallions
2 Limes
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic (or 2 Cloves)
2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
1/2 cup Peanut Sauce (my fave is Mr Spice Certified Organic Thai Peanut)
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil, Toasted or Regular

Additional veggie options:  Mushrooms (Shiitake is great for Cancer Prevention), Onion (minced), Cabbage (finely chopped).  PLEASE post in comments any other ideas.  I’m always trying to add more veg to this dish and I would LOVE to get suggestions!  Thanks!

Start heating up a large pot of water for the noodles, then start preparing the sauce
My kids help with juicing the limes and whisking the sauce

Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles, Cilantro and Lime

In a mixing bowl or large measuring cup (something that pours easily) Combine 1/2 cup sesame oil, peanut sauce, juice from 1 or 2 limes (your preference, I like 2), minced garlic, and cilantro.

Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles
Next, get your protein (shrimp, chicken or tofu) in a large bowl and pour half of the sauce over to start marinating it.

Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles and Shrimp

Heat up a tablespoon of Sesame Oil in a large skillet or wok, low heat.

If using raw shrimp or chicken start cooking it in the skillet with the oil.  If you’re using tofu or cooked chicken or shrimp then put the veggies (bok choy, scallions etc) in the oil first.     I have 2 skillets going because the mushrooms were just for my sister, normally I’d put everything together.

Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles

 Add the protein or veggies to the skillet.. whichever you don’t have in there yet.  Make sure you get all that yummy sauce in there too.. but not the 1/2 you didn’t use for the marinade, that’s to top the dish with after it’s cooked.  Mix it all together in the wok / skillet to get everything coated in sauce.  At this point things are moving pretty quickly, so I forgot to take a picture.. sorry!

While that’s cooking get your noodles in the large pot and cook according to instructions.  It’s usually 2-5 minutes.

 Once the protein is cooked thoroughly, or thoroughly heated, then put the protein and veggies in a bowl, drain the noodles and place them in the skillet / wok and turn the heat down to simmer.  This extra step gives the noodles a nicer texture and also soaks up any sauce that’s still in the skillet.Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles

These are the Thai style (wide) noodles, but you can also use MaiFun style (thin).

 Put the noodles in a serving dish then top with the veg and protein.
You are ready to eat!  I use the rest of the sauce at the table so everyone can add just the right amount of extra flavor. Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles with Shrimp

Gluten Free recipe, Spicy Thai Peanut Rice Noodles

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  1. Tammy says

    Just out of concern…

    Your skillet isn’t one of those non-stick teflon cooking pans, is it? I wasn’t sure, but I feel very positive you wouldn’t want to use anything that could leach toxins into your foods. Otherwise, I LOVE, LOVE this recipe. “Thank you”

    • Rebecca says

      Good eye, you!
      We were at my sister’s house for a month while I recovered from the mastectomy surgery. That’s where I decided to make this, take pics and post it to the blog because it’s the most popular thing I make for people. I think you’re right. If I remember correctly, it’s teflon. =/ I’m slowly converting my awesome big sis though! Here at home I have cast iron, which I love =)

      You know what’s funny? We are very close to the DuPont company in Delaware and they have a museum called Hagley. You can tour the old gun powder mill and machine factory. They have a section of the museum for their inventions in the chemical corporation. it’s a great science exhibit for kiddos, but MAN it fills me with so much conflict! There’s samples samples of their nylon carpers and lots of other synthetic fibers. All are behind glass, which is nice, but it’s so hard to be in there and keep a smiling positive face when deep down all I want to do is cringe.
      There’s a reason DE is the cancer capitol. you know? *sigh*

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