How To Cook Rice Noodles For Pad Thai

Steps to Make It

These are the thinnest of all rice noodles. They can be used in soups, stir-fries, and salads and are popular in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Vermicelli has an al dente texture because it is coarser and less smooth than other noodles.

  • Prepare a deep bowl filled with room temperature water. When the vermicelli is submerged in water, soak it for three minutes, or until it turns opaque. The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck .
  • You can separate the noodles with your hands as they soak to make them more pliable. The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck .
  • Strain the noodles. You will notice that they dont stick to each other. The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck To use them in a noodle soup, heat up your broth, add the noodles, and then immediately remove from the heat. Serve immediately. How to Use Just add them to your pan or bowl and use them in stir-fries or salads a few hours after rehydrating them. When assembling your stir-fry, you can use a spatula or tongs to gently separate the noodles as you cook. These noodles hold up nicely in dry dishes with minimal liquid or sauce. They also keep their texture well, even as leftovers. To use them in a noodle soup recipe, boil the broth, then add the noodles and immediately remove from the heat. Serve immediately.

Recipes That Use Rice Noodles

  • 1 package dried vermicelli rice noodles (angel hair)
  • 1 package dried flat rice noodles (pad thai)
  • 1 package fresh wide flat rice noodles
  • Room temperature water, as needed

4. Use a wooden spatula.

With these noodles, metal wok spatulas are like blades—they can effortlessly chop your noodles without you even noticing!

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