How To Make 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.

VIDEO: Rice Noodles Explained

This explanation video below goes over everything that was covered in this article. Seeing how to cook rice noodles properly demonstrated in action is really helpful!

3. Push, flip and toss. Don’t stir.

When stirring, your spatula breaks the noodles into tiny pieces. Don’t use a spatula to stir the noodles after you add them to the pan—especially the delicate freshly cooked rice noodles—as this could cause the spatula’s edge to cut the noodles. Flip the noodles or press them inward from the edges. Watch my video demo to see this technique in action!.

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