Gochujang Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp

by Asian Recipes At Home

These stir-fried rice noodles are spicy and delicious thanks to our homemade Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) stir-fry sauce. We add in fresh vegetables and shrimp to make this a well-balanced meal. This recipe can also be made gluten-free with a few ingredient swaps.

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These stir-fried rice noodles are spicy and delicious thanks to our homemade Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) stir-fry sauce. We add in fresh vegetables and shrimp to make this a well-balanced meal.

 

Who doesn’t love stir-fried noodles?! We just love them so much. The fact that it is so easy and quick to prepare makes this a great recipe option for a busy weeknight meal. 

 

Key features and tips

We chose shrimp as the protein for our spicy stir-fried noodles, however, feel free to swap out a protein of your choice if you don’t like shrimp. Chicken, pork, or beef would be great alternative options for the protein. You’ll just have to pre-cook the protein since we are using pre-cooked shrimp in our recipe.

We loved our choice of vegetables in our recipe – cabbage, celery, carrots, green onion, and a bit of cilantro. However, feel free to swap one or all of these vegetables out to make it to your liking. 

 

Ingredients needed to make our easy stir-fried noodle recipe

For the spicy stir-fry sauce:

*Ensure the products you choose are gluten-free if you are needing this to be a gluten-free meal option.

These stir-fried rice noodles are spicy and delicious thanks to our homemade Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) stir-fry sauce.

How to make our easy gochujang stir-fried rice noodles 

Step 1: Soak the rice noodles

Soak the rice noodles in cool water for 25-30 minutes. Make sure the noodles are covered in the water entirely. Let the noodles soak until noodles have softened. Drain the noodles and set them aside. Note: Be ready to use the noodles immediately so that the noodles don’t get hard again. 

 

Step 2: Make the spicy stir-fry sauce while noodles soak

While the noodles are soaking, mix everything for the spicy stir-fry sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside.

 

Step 3: Time to stir-fry the vegetables each separately

Now, it’s time to get to stir-frying. Add olive oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, then stir fry each vegetable separately until done to your likeness (crunchy versus softer veggies) – cabbage (about 4-5 minutes), carrots (about 3-4 minutes), and celery (about 3-4 minutes). Set vegetables aside (you can place everything on the same plate).

 

Step 4: Now stir-fry the shrimp

Next, quickly stir fry the shrimp in the same pan to warm them up and add a bit of color. Set aside with the vegetables. 

 

Step 5: Stir-fry the noodles

Add a bit more oil to the pan to just coat the bottom of the pan. On medium-high heat, stir fry the noodles for about 10 minutes. Note: Add a dash of water (about 1 tsp) periodically while stir-frying to keep the noodles wet so that they don’t dry out. 

Stir-frying maifun rice noodles for our Gochujang stir-fried noodles recipe.

Step 6: Add everything back in together + the spicy stir-fry sauce

Once the noodles are browned and cooked through, then add back in all the vegetables, the shrimp, and the seasoning sauce. Continue stir-frying everything together for about 2 minutes.

Add in the shrimp and the gochujang spicy stir-fried noodles.

Step 7: Add the vibrant greens and enjoy!

Finally, add the cilantro and the green onions. Mix everything together well. Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!

 

These stir-fried rice noodles are spicy and delicious thanks to our homemade Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) stir-fry sauce.

We hope you enjoy our spicy gochujang stir-fried noodles recipe! 

 

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These stir-fried rice noodles are spicy and delicious thanks to our homemade Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) stir-fry sauce.

Gochujang Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

These stir-fried rice noodles are spicy and delicious thanks to our homemade Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) stir-fry sauce. We add in fresh vegetables and shrimp to make this a well-balanced meal.

Ingredients

For the spicy stir-fry sauce:

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice noodles in cool water for 25-30 minutes. Make sure the noodles are covered in the water entirely. Let the noodles soak until noodles have softened. Drain the noodles and set them aside. Note: Be ready to use the noodles immediately so that the noodles don’t get hard again.
  2. While the noodles are soaking, mix everything for the spicy stir-fry sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Now, it’s time to get to stir-frying. Add olive oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, then stir fry each vegetable separately until done to your likeness (crunchy versus softer veggies) - cabbage (about 4-5 minutes), carrots (about 3-4 minutes), and celery (about 3-4 minutes). Set vegetables aside (you can place everything on the same plate).
  4. Next, quickly stir fry the shrimp to warm them up and add a bit of color for about 3 minutes. Set aside with the vegetables.
  5. Add a bit more oil to the pan to just coat the bottom of the pan. On medium-high heat, stir fry the noodles for about 10 minutes. Note: Add a dash of water (about 1 tsp) periodically while stir-frying to keep the noodles wet so that they don’t dry out.
  6. Once the noodles are browned and cooked through, then add back in all the vegetables, the shrimp, and the seasoning sauce. Continue stir-frying everything together for about 2 minutes.
  7. Finally, add the cilantro and the green onions. Mix everything together well. Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

*Ensure the products you choose are gluten-free if you are needing this to be a gluten-free meal option. Here is a gluten-free gochujang option. Here is a Tamari sauce option that is a gluten-free soy sauce substitute.

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