Low FODMAP Pad Thai with Shrimp

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


An IBS-friendly twist on the Thai classic, this low FODMAP Pad Thai with Shrimp offers a filling meal-in-one-bowl that’s packed with flavor!



  • 8 oz. rice noodles
  • 3 Tbspgarlic-infused olive oil
  • 1 lb. uncooked medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground paprika
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tspreduced sodium tamari sauce 
  • 2 green onions, green parts only, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

Optional Garnishes

  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • Freshly chopped cilantro leaves


  1. Soak the rice noodles in cold water for 30 minutes. The noodles will soften but still be firm to touch. They will continue to cook and soften when added to the hot skillet. Drain and set aside
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and shrimp; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add noodles and bell pepper slices. Stir-fry until noodles are translucent, about 4 minutes more.
  3. Add fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, and paprika. Stir-fry until well mixed.
  4. Create a well by pushing the noodle mixture to the sides of the skillet. Add the beaten egg into the well and allow to cook until the egg just starts to set, about 1 minute. Stir the cooked egg into the rest of the noodle mixture.
  5. Add soy sauce, green onions, and bean sprouts; stir to mix. Garnish with optional sesame seeds and cilantro. Serve warm.


Time Saving Tip: To speed up prep time, rice noodles can be soaked in warm water for 15 minutes. The noodles will soften but may still seem firm to touch. They will continue to cook and soften when added to the skillet.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: pad thai, seafood, shrimp, Thai food