Yummy Pad Thai Ginger – From A Box

I came across Snapdragon Pad Thai Ginger at Cost Plus World Market last week and after reading the ingredient list I decided to give it a try.

The Pad Thai Ginger and 5 other varieties of rice pasta stir fry are offered (along with a lengthy list of other tasty items!) The meals serve 2 and have short ingredient lists with no artificial colorings or flavors – just the ingredients you would expect to find! You do need to provide a few grocery items to make it a meal. Following the directions I brought 4 cups water to a boil, though I did that in my microwave in a glass measuring cup, added the rice noodles and parked them for 3 minutes. Then I heated up a large non-stick skillet with deep sides over medium-high heat and scrambled ¼ cup liquid egg substitute (Egg Beaters©)with a tiny drizzle of oil, put it in a glass bowl to rest. I cut the called for vegetable oil for half and only used 2 Tbsp total. Then I stir fried the vegetables until crisp, added in a 13 ounce can of drained chicken breast, added the cooked/rinsed/drained noodles, the sauce packet, called for water and the egg – then continued to stir fry it till the sauce was nice and thick, all over the noodles.

Plated it up and topped it with finely chopped roasted peanuts.

For a boxed product it was GOOD. And it wasn’t overly salty. The various flavors they had at CPWM ranged from the high 200 to 600 mg of sodium for half a box of food.In most cases the “Asian” meals sold in grocery stores often have 1,000 to 2,000 mg of sodium per serving so this was a treat.

And a range of gluten free choices as well. I am considering stocking up on the meals on my next trip.

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  1. I will have to try this! I have had a “boxed-type” pad thai before, and it really was not tasty.

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