Rice Noodles & Veggies & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Every once in a while, I get an unmistakeable craving for Asian food. It’s usually Thai or Vietnamese I want. And when I want it, I want it now! Even though Asian restaurant food is usually super cheap (we LOVE $2.50 Vietnamese sandwiches!), it’s sometimes easier to just whip up something at home. One of my favorite thing about Asian food is spicy peanut sauce. Yum!

Yesterday I was thinking about what to fix for lunch, and I had in mind a jar of the homemade peanut butter I made a while back. Suddenly it hit me: Must. Have. Peanut. Sauce. If you’ve never had spicy peanut sauce, for me it’s the perfect combination of salty + sweet + spicy + nutty + goooood. Seriously love it. I’d never made it before but browsed a few recipes and came up with my own.

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A 15 minute meal! Yes please! Rice noodles + veggies with spicy peanut sauce. Delish!

This meal comes together so easily; it was done in 15 minutes. And that, my friends, is a win/win!

A 15 minute meal! Yes please! Rice noodles + veggies with spicy peanut sauce. Delish!

 First, steam your noodles. This is super easy. I just boil water and pour them over the noodles in the bowl. In about 10 minutes, they are soft and ready to go. While they’re steaming, start stir-frying your veggies. I used a pre-chopped mix from Aldi. Then, make your peanut sauce. There are as many variations of this as there are people who make it, but I used a combo of peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, mint, and sriacha.

Put the sauce in a bowl, then add the noodles after you drain them. Toss noodles in the sauce, then add the veggies and toss more. Enjoy!

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Rice Noodles and Veggies with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Cuisine: asian
  • ½ 14 oz. package rice stick noodles
  • 1 pound chopped veggies
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbs. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1-2 tsp. Sriacha (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  1. Steam your noodles by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Allow to steam for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, begin stir-frying your veggies with cooking spray. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Make peanut sauce by combining the rest of the ingredients in a small food chopper. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour sauce into a large bowl. Top with noodles and toss lightly. Add veggies and toss again. Serve with additional Sriacha if desired.

15 minute meal! Delicious rice noodles with peanut sauce and veggies. A simple meal you can have on the table in 15 minutes!A 15 minute meal? Yes please! Spicy peanut sauce over rice noodles and veggies. Delish!

About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. And now all I can think about is going home and making this recipe. You’re evil. 😉

  2. Lovely post. Coming from Snippets of Inspiration to say hello and do a little pinning. If you get the chance be sure and come by and link up at Foodie Fridays going on now. We’d love to have you.

  3. This looks awesome – thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty!