spicy thai basil shrimp and rice noodles in a white bowl with two wooden chopsticks on top

Spicy Thai Basil Shrimp and Rice Noodles

  • Author: Whitney Carlson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x




  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ lb shrimp, shells on
  • 1 C carrots, shredded
  • 2 TBSP green onion, diced
  • ½ C fresh basil, diced
  • ¼ C raw cashews, chopped


  1. Boil water for rice noodles as directed on package.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk to combine honey, lime juice, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  3. Prepare rice noodles as directed on package and strain into a large bowl once they are prepared.
  4. As rice noodles are cooking, add coconut oil to a large pan or wok. Heat until liquefied over medium-high heat.
  5. Add minced garlic and cayenne pepper. Cook for 30-45 seconds stirring constantly.
  6. Add shrimp, stirring frequently (approximately every 20 seconds) and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add carrots and green onions and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Add basil, cashews and sauce mixture, cooking until basil is slightly wilted or approximately 1 minute.
  9. Combine stove top ingredients with rice noodles in a large bowl, tossing to coat noodles and equally distribute stir-fry ingredients.
  10. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Thai