Wide rice noodles, also called Ho Fun and Kuey Teow, are commonly used in various Asian dishes. They are lower in fiber than most noodles, making them a great addition to your diet. Wide rice noodles are also super versatile and pair well with both meat and veggies.
If you’ve found a pack of wide rice noodles at your local supermarket, use it to make one of these wide rice noodles recipes. They’re easy to make and incredibly delicious, perfect for putting together a quick, healthy, and scrumptious meal for the family!
1. Asian Rice Noodle Soup with Bok Choy and Thai Nam Prik
Brimming with intense flavors, make this warm, comforting soup with wide rice noodles, bok choy, and boiled eggs in a ginger-garlic-based broth. Serve with a garnish of traditional Thai Nam Prik and some freshly ground black pepper to spice up your weeknight menu. You can even make a large batch of Nam Prik and use it with grilled meats and rice.
2. A Favorite Rice Noodle Stir Fry
This broccoli and mushroom stir-fry with pan-seared onions is a work of art. And it’s especially divine with wide rice noodles, soy-sauce marinated tofu, and crunchy cashews tossed in a flavorful chile-soy sauce. Serve it topped with chiles and some vinegar and you have an absolute crowd-pleaser on hand.
3. Beef Chow Fun (Stir-Fried Wide Rice Noodles)
A takeout favorite, this delicious dish is made by tossing beef, wide rice noodles, baby bok choy, and bean sprouts in an addictive sauce prepared with dark soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, and oyster sauce. The beef can feel a little dry if marinated with just soy sauce, so make sure to add some cornstarch to tenderize it. Try to get your hands on a wok; it’ll help bring out all the incredible flavors in this meal!
4. Char Kway Teow (Penang Stir-Fried Flat Rice Noodles)
Make this classic Malaysian street food in just 15 minutes! This sweet and savory dish is a wonderful medley of flavors. You can make it with wide silky rice noodles, garlicky Chinese chives, sweet and salty sausage, fish cakes, sweet soy sauce, nutritious bean sprouts, and sweet prawns. It sports the most amazing smokey flavor and will take your taste buds on a flavor ride!
5. Garlicky Pad See Ew (Thai Rice Noodle Stir Fry)
This easy-to-make recipe calls for tossing wide rice noodles in a delectable brown sauce with stir-fried sliced chicken breast, Chinese broccoli, and fried garlic — it’ll bring home the taste of Pad See Ew from your favorite Thai restaurant. You can even make a vegetarian version using tofu or shiitake mushrooms instead of chicken!
6. Homemade Flat Wide Rice Noodles for Stir Fry – Thai Sen Yai
Love making your food from scratch? This recipe shows you how to make tender, silky wide rice noodles. All you need are some basic ingredients like rice flour, tapioca starch/flour, olive oil, vegetable oil, salt, and warm water to produce the noodle sheets. You can then cut them into strips with a pizza cutter and use them to make your favorite stir fry!
7. Ho Fun Noodles
Looking for a quick recipe to whip up on hectic weeknights? This Ho Fun recipe comes together in just 20 minutes and is wonderfully tasty. Just combine wide rice noodles with bean sprouts and stir-fry sauce along with sautéed garlic and green onion and stir-fried mushrooms and bok choy. It’s wonderful on its own, but you can also mix in your choice of protein!
8. Pad See Ew (Thai Rice Noodles)
This popular Thai street food is finger-lickin’ good. It uses common Pad See Ew ingredients but also includes the distinct taste of fish sauce to tantalize your taste buds. Add in a generous amount of marinated, tender beef to satisfy the carnivore in you. You can serve it with hot and spicy chili oil on the side for added flavor.
9. Pad See Ew (Thai Stir Fried Noodles)
This Pad See Ew recipe uses a mouthwatering sauce to coat the noodles and stir-fry made with all-purpose or light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, white vinegar, and water. The lightly caramelized wide rice noodles combined with this sweet and savory sauce created an amazing flavor profile!
10. Pad See Ew (Thai Wide Rice Noodles with Chicken)
Here’s another Pad See Ew recipe that’s packed with protein. It has wide rice noodles, chunks of chicken marinated in Thai soy sauce and garlic, and green veggies, all coated in a sweet-savory brown sauce. It comes together in just 20 minutes, and the recipe also includes substitutes you can use to customize it to your taste.
11. Pork Belly Hor Fun
This Cantonese-style noodle dish calls for coating wide rice noodles and juicy, tender pork belly with a yummy Hor Fun sauce. To make the sauce, you need soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, dry sherry, and oil. Once cooked, serve this meal with a drizzle of some sesame oil to give your dish a rich, nutty flavor boost.
12. Shrimp Pad See Ew
Make this recipe once, and you’ll want to reach for it every time you have wide rice noodles on hand. It uses the same ingredients as your traditional Pad See Ew but kicks it up a notch by adding juicy shrimp to give your dish a slightly sweet flavor. It also includes scrambled eggs that up the nutritional quotient and infuse it with delightful flavors in every bite!
13. Stir-Fried Ho Fan or Ho Fun (Flat Rice Noodles)
This chewy noodles recipe will be a hit with everyone at your dinner table. It’s a hearty, satisfying, and incredibly healthy dish that is made using tofu, mushrooms, vegetables, and wide rice noodles. Flavor it with soy sauce, vegetarian stir-fry sauce, chili garlic sauce, and dark soy sauce for a lovely savory flavor. Add in chives and beansprouts and serve hot!
14. Vegan Pad See Ew (Thai Stir-Fry Rice Noodles)
Need a protein-rich dish to keep you satisfied for a long time? This vegan stir-fry noodle recipe is perfect for those watching their weight! You can make it in a skillet with yuba (vegan protein), Chinese broccoli, garlic, wide rice noodles, and stir-fry sauce. Garnish with toasted white sesame seeds and sliced red chili, and serve!