Shrimp Noodle Bowl

  • Author: Michelle - Cup of Zest
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


A healthy shrimp rice noodle bowl recipe full of deliciously balanced sweet and savory flavors. Lots of chopping required, but it is totally worth it!




  • 1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 10 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lime
  • 10.5 oz rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup matchstick cut daikon radish
  • 1 cup matchstick cut seedless cucumber
  • 1 cup matchstick cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mint


  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dark brown sugar tightly packed
  • 34 Thai chilis, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Fill a large pot with water. Add garlic cloves, salt, and the juice from the lime. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add shrimp. Let shrimp hang out in the hot water for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. Transfer about 2 cups of the cooking liquid to a large bowl filled with ice (you will use the remaining liquid to cook the noodles) and, using a slotted spoon, add the shrimp and garlic cloves to the ice bath.
  3. Place the sauce ingredients into a small pot and, stirring often, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Return the shrimp cooking liquid to a boil. Add the rice vermicelli noodles and boil until slightly chewy and tender, about 8 minutes. Transfer noodles to a strainer and rinse with cold water until the noodles are no longer hot. Drain the noodles well.
  5. Place the lettuce in a large serving bowl. Top with noodles, remaining ingredients, shrimp (discard the garlic), sauce, and toss to coat.


If you can’t find thin rice vermicelli in stores, amazon does have it. [br]Also, the bag that I had weighed 10.5 oz dry. If you have a difficult time finding that size bag, I suggest using a scale to measure out the correct amount from the bag you buy, but it is okay to guesstimate the correct amount too. Using a little too much or little in the recipe won’t make a huge difference!

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