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15 Minute Garlic Fried Noodles

Just 15 minutes and 6 ingredients is all you need for this super easy, flavorful, rice noodle side dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Diet Gluten Free
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 325kcal
Author Tracy


  • 8 oz thin rice noodles 1 MM or S
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup green onions, diced and divided. about 2 bunches
  • 6-8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar coconut or light brown sugar. Or you could use hoisin.
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, or a gluten free soy sauce


  • Soak rice noodles in almost boiling water for 4 minutes until al dente. Drain then rinse with cold water to stop cooking and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet on medium to high heat. Add about 3/4 cup of the scallions and all of the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add sugar and mix in until it's all incorporated. Add soy sauce and let simmer together for 1 minute.
  • Add noodles and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes until noodles have fried and absorbed the sauce.
  • Plate, top with more green onions, your favorite hot sauce or chili garlic sauce and enjoy!


Adjust the sweetness to your choice!  1 - 2 tablespoons, 1 to just a touch and 2 for a more pronounced sweetness. 
Substitute light brown sugar, hoisin, or honey for the coconut sugar.
Add additional flavor by using Peanut Oil or Sesame Oil instead of butter.
Add in a protein like shrimp, chicken, or pork! 


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg