Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor." -Graham Kerr, Chef

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This is a super easy recipe. Because the ingredients all cook quickly it really does only take about 5 minutes to cook.

If you want it to be spicier, add additional cayenne pepper. If you want it less hot, don't add any - the other spices are enough to give this great flavor without the heat.

This recipe also make a great foundation. The Pad Thai style brown rice noodles cook quickly with about two cups of sauce. You can substitute vegetable stock or shrimp stock for the water and change the spices to suit your mood - red or green curry, miso, or even Moroccan flavors. Likewise, the veggies can suit your taste but sautéing the firmer veggies like the carrots prior to adding the sauce means they are done at about the same time as the softer ones like the snow peas.

Seafood cooks quickly, but if you want to substitute something like chicken that takes longer, make sure to cut it into a 1/2 inch dice.


Spicy Shrimp and Rice Noodles

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 ounces noodles with 4 ounces shrimp

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Spicy Shrimp and Rice Noodles


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • 4 oz small shiitake mushroom caps (sliced)
  • 4 oz snow peas
  • 4 oz Pad Thai style brown rice noodles
  • 8 ounces shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 large green onion (thinly sliced)

Mix the water, five spice powder, paprika, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, maple syrup, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl.

Set the sauce aside.

Place the sesame in a large skillet over high heat.

Add the diced carrots and cook for two minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the mushrooms and cook for two minutes. Stir frequently.  

Add the sauce to the pan with the snow peas, rice noodles and shrimp.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes (or until the liquid is reduced to a thick sauce).

Stir only once or twice.

Serve topped with cilantro and green onion.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 ounces noodles with 4 ounces shrimp

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 420 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 185mg 61%
Sodium 560mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 22%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 10% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 50mcg Potassium 800mg