If you are craving asian takeout food, this is a quick & easy alternative that’s packed with the same flavors but with added nutrients. Asian sauces can be high in sugar and sodium but these ingredients really aren’t necessary for good flavor. That’s why we prefer making our own with simple ingredients like ketchup, lime juice, siracha and fish sauce.
Shrimp are a great source of lean protein that add a unique flavor and work perfectly in stir-fried dishes. Brown rice noodles are an upgrade to noodles made with refined grains in most popular noodle dishes.
This comes together so quickly making it a perfect weeknight meal!
Spicy Shrimp Bowls
- 6 ounces uncooked brown rice noodles
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 bunches scallions cut into 1" pieces
- 8 ounces medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup chopped unsalted peanuts divided
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons unsalted ketchup
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon water
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Using a whisk, combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl, then set aside.
- Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add scallions and shrimp. Cook, stirring often, until scallions are bright green, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Crack egg into the skillet and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until egg and shrimp are cooked through, about 1 minute.
- Add noodles, sauce, and half of the peanuts. Toss well to combine.
- Divide into four serving bowls, and top with fresh cilantro and remaining peanuts. This noodle bowl pairs well with a side of steamed broccoli.