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Thai Pork and Basil With Rice Noodles

Thai Pork and Basil With Rice Noodles
Los Angeles Times

Thai food is very versatile, in addition to being good. I adapted a recipe for pork and basil over rice by substituting extra-wide rice noodles. The result is a one-dish meal. You could even substitute tofu for the pork, if ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 serrano chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chile paste in soybean oil
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 (14-ounce) package extra-wide rice noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped Thai basil

Step 1Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Step 2Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add the garlic and chiles and cook, stirring, until very fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 3Add the pork and cook, stirring, until the pork begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

Step 4Add the dark and sweet soy sauces, fish sauce, chile paste and onion and continue to cook until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 5Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook until softened but still firm, about 4 minutes.

Step 6Drain the noodles and add them to the wok along with the basil. Cook, stirring, until well combined, about 1 minute.


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