Holy Basil Rice Noodle Stir-Fry

Summary: Rice noodles are combined with vegetables in this easy stir-fry recipe, then a tasty sauce featuring Thai basil, lemon juice and soy sauce finishes it off in style. This is a speedy meal which is easy to prepare and full of excellent Southeast Asian flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, ½ for juice, ½ wedged for garnish
  • 8 oz uncooked rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 oz cubed firm tofu
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ sliced yellow onion
  • ½ sliced yellow bell pepper
  • 3 chopped Roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped fresh Holy basil (Thai basil)
  • 4 sprigs cilantro, for garnish


  1. Cook the rice noodles following the instructions on the package.
  2. Combine the rice vinegar with the soy sauce, hot sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Add the cooked noodles and fully coat with the sauce, then set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok.
  5. Add the tofu, onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the bell pepper, tomatoes and basil and cook for a few minutes more.
  7. Add the sauce and noodle mixture to the wok, and toss everything together for 3 more minutes or until the flavors are combined.
  8. Taste and add more rice vinegar, soy sauce, hot sauce, sugar or lemon juice, if needed.
  9. Serve with a wedge of lemon and some cilantro as a garnish.

Preparation time: PT10M Cooking time: PT10M

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Thai

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