Vegan Instant Pot Pad Thai with Soy Curls or Chickpeas seems to be everyone’s favorite Thai dish. It has lots of flavor, and it’s slightly sweet which seems to lure picky eaters into trying it. The noodles will be a little sticky because we aren’t rinsing them after cooking. Note: If you hate sticky noodles, cook them separately on the stove and add them right before serving. Either way, it’s a great way to eat Thai at home.
What Is Pad Thai?
Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice pasta dish in a sweet and tangy sauce that is usually topped with fresh bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, and a lime wedge.
In this recipe I use soy curls in place of the traditional chicken and add extra veggies!
I Have a New Cookbook, Gluten Free Vegan Cooking in Your Instant Pot!
This Vegan Instant Pot Pad Thai is just a taste of what’s inside. I have things like super easy mac and cheese, mushroom based French onion soup, Greek lentil eggplant stew, fried rice, dessert hummus, and so much more.
There are one pot meals, layered recipes where you cook two recipes at the same time, and m new favorite baked beans.
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If you have read any of my previous books you know I’ve always had gluten-free options, so don’t be scared off by the title.
The recipes are bean, grain, and veggie-centric so these recipes are perfect for any vegan or plant-based diet.
All the recipes are gluten-free and vegan, many are oil-free and soy-free, but all have oil-free and soy-free options. I want everyone to be able to eat around my table!
Is All Pad Thai Vegan? Can Pad Thai Be Made Vegan?
In a traditional Thai restaurant pad Thai contains eggs, meat, and fish sauce. You can ask for the eggs and fish sauce to be left out and use tofu in place of the meat.
Where Can I Buy Pad Thai Noodles?
You can find them at the Asian market, in Whole Foods and Sprouts, and of course on Amazon. Traditionally they are made of white rice, but you can find them made of brown rice, red rice, or even forbidden rice to try out too.
More Recipes to Try
- Vegan Slow Cooker Black-eyed Peas
- Keep Your Resolutions with This Vegan Instant Pot Meal Plan!
- Quick and Easy Thai Red Curry
- ¼ cup gluten-free tamari (or gluten-free soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos or coconut aminos)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar, brown sugar or sweetener of choice, or to taste
- 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
- 1½ tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp sriracha, or to taste (plus more for serving)
Pressure Cooker Ingredients
- 1½ cups water
- 1 (8-oz) package brown rice pad Thai noodles
- 2 cups julienned bell pepper
- 1 cup ) julienned carrot
- ½ (4-oz ) package soy curls, reconstituted and drained (or 3 cups cooked chickpeas, 3 cups edamame or 3 cups, optional
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups shredded or spiralized carrots
- 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 limes, quartered
Whisk together the tamari, coconut sugar, ginger, garlic and sriracha. Add the sauce mixture and the water to your Instant Pot liner and mix them together. Layer the noodles in first and keep them as even as possible.
Top with bell pepper and carrot. Add the protein (if using) and top with the broccoli florets.
Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. Manually release the pressure. I like to remove the broccoli and/or tofu or other addition with tongs and put it on a plate so it doesn’t continue cooking. If the broccoli is underdone, leave it in.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together and unstick the noodles where needed. Serve on a platter with toppings (if using) and extra sriracha.
Nutrition InformationYield 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 1.2gCarbohydrates 68.5gFiber 7.2g