Easy Rice Noodle Recipe with Shrimp and Cabbage

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March 13, 2023
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This flavorful rice noodle recipe with shrimp and cabbage is a very easy, healthy dinner. We loved it!

 flavorful rice noodle recipe with shrimp and cabbage

Our PTA does fundraisers called “Count Me Ins.” Have you heard of them? People sign up to host some sort of party, event, or service, and other people sign up. There’s a fee for each slot, and all the money goes to the school while the host pays any expenses for the event. Last year I hosted a sangria party at my house, but this year I decided to offer weekly casserole delivery instead. It was a hit! For the next few weeks, I’m making and delivering casseroles to other families from our school. Last weekend I delivered two cabbage roll casseroles. Doubling the batch made a heck of a lot of casseroles, and I didn’t have a pot big enough to triple it for us too. This meant making hot, tasty casseroles for others and then wondering what we were going to have for dinner!

easy rice noodle recipe with shrimp
rice noodle recipe

After all that cooking and delivering, I decided I wanted a big bowl of rice noodles. Now, I love spaghetti with meat sauce as much as the next guy, but sometimes I want my noodles to be Asian-inspired. That’s where these spicy rice noodles with shrimps come in. The sweet, spicy sauce in this simple stir fry is so satisfying that you won’t even believe you’re eating healthy. We love this dish, and it’s a really quick and easy dinner.

I used the chili garlic sauce from Asian Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice, so you might have some on hand if you made that recipe. If you want to turn down the heat, try hoisin sauce instead of chili sauce. Enjoy!

How to Make Spicy Rice Noodle with Shrimp and Cabage

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This flavorful rice noodle recipe with shrimp and cabbage is a very easy, healthy dinner.

Spicy Rice Noodle Recipe with Shrimp and Cabbage

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These simple noodles with shrimp and Asian flavors make an easy, delicious dinner the whole family will love!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes





  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, chili sauce, and brown sugar.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions and carrots, and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add shrimp, and stir fry for 2 minutes longer, until shrimp are mostly pink.
  4. Add shredded cabbage and stir into shrimp and vegetables. Pour sauce over cabbage, and continue stirring in. (You might think this is too much cabbage and too little sauce, but the cabbage cooks down a lot and adds water to dilute the sauce.)
  5. When cabbage is mostly wilted, stir in cooked noodles until ingredients are well combined. Serve, slurp, and enjoy!


Adapted from Yakisoba Chicken at Allrecipes.com. If you want your noodles to be less spicy, you can substitute hoisin sauce for the chili garlic sauce. If you make that change, be sure to use low-sodium soy sauce.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


6 years ago

Looks yummy….want to try this!! I have all the ingredients except for the napa cabbage, can regular green cabbage be substituted??

Linda C
6 years ago

This was delicious! I followed your suggestions to tame down the peppery part and used 1 T. of the chili garlic sauce and then ultimately 3 TBSP of hoisin sauce. My husband ate two servings, saying he really shouldn’t on the 2nd one but it was too good NOT to, LOL. Oh, I did put a bit of chopped cilantro on it at the end but that was only because I like it. The dish would have been just fine without its inclusion. I can’t help but wonder if the grandkids would be okay with trying it.

Joanie @ ZagLeft
9 years ago

What a neat fund raising idea for school. And I love this easy noodle recipe. It looks and sounds delicious!

9 years ago

I can’t remember the number now, but we just had an auction and raised a few thousand dollars just with the count me ins. They are a really popular fundraiser. Thanks, Joanie!

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
9 years ago

I have been wanting to make more Asian noodle recipes at home. Noodles are huge out here in Hawaii, but I’ve wanted to give them a shot all on my own. I’ll have to try yours out! Oh, and your weekly casserole delivery sounds amazing! I wish I were closer so I could sign up to receive one of your’s! :)

9 years ago

It makes me a little nervous to deliver food to people. What if they don’t like it?? Fortunately both families last week loved theirs (or so they said). I need to get to Hawaii at some point. How long do you think you’ll be there?

Heather | girlichef
9 years ago

I have never heard of that type of fundraiser, but I love the sound of it…wish our schools would do that. And while I love a good, hearty casserole, I also love noodle bowls like this. Tender shrimp, tender-crisp veggies, noodles and a tasty sauce, plus it’s quick – what more could a girl ask for!?

9 years ago

You could get the idea started at your school! You just need several families to sign up to host them and a way to spread the word and get people to sign up. I’m happy that you like the recipe. Thank you, Heather!

Annie @Maebells
9 years ago

Oh I want this! I have been on a major seafood kick lately!

9 years ago

I think you would love it, Annie. Thank you!

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
9 years ago

We also make a similar noodle dish (we love the Japanese noodle dishes at our local sushui restaurants.) Actually, it was my husband’s recipe first and then I stole it :) Yours looks really easy and I cannot wait to show him it.

9 years ago

Have you posted your husband’s recipe? I’ll have to go check! Maybe I can try your version :)

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
9 years ago

I cannot wait to try this! What a cool idea to do the weekly casserole delivery!

9 years ago

Thank you, Jaren!

11 years ago

It looks DELICIOUS! Actually i’m not a noodles lover,but this one arouses my appetiting,I can’t wait to have a try.Thanks for sharing,Andi! I had featured U in the text of Top 7 Simple and Nutritional Noodles on Mother’s Day on AllFreshRecipes.Expect ur more delicacies.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thank you, Sarah! I really appreciate that you featured these noodles in your Mother’s Day list. You are very sweet, and I am thankful for your support!

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