Kitchen Tips

How To Prepare Asian Rice Noodles

Rice noodles are a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, and Asian Inspirations will take you through a step-by-step process on how to prepare Asian rice noodles to perfection by adopting the perfect Chinese cooking style. Rice noodles are primarily made from rice flour and water. Additionally, tapioca or cornstarch can be added to improve transparency and to increase the chewy, gelatinous texture of the noodles. Compared to its counterpart, wheat based noodles, rice noodles are much more fragile and delicate.

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This dish has a quick and easy recipe. Follow these simple steps to make the perfect batch:

Step 1: Remove the noodles from the packet carefully. Since they are hard and brittle in their uncooked state, they are likely to break if not handled with care.

Step 2:  Soak the noodles in hot water and set it aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3: Once the noodles are soft enough for consumption, drain it in a colander.

Step 4: Rinse the noodles under cold water and drain it once again.

Step 5: The noodles are ready to be used. Add it to stir-fries or soups. For later use, follow step 6.

Step 6: Toss it with a bit of vegetable oil or sesame oil to keep the noodles from drying out or crumpling. Store it in a closed container in the fridge to be used up to a day.

Rice noodles are used in a variety of Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes. Most common platters include beef Chow Fun, Khao Poon, Lard Na, Meek rob, Phat khi mao, salads and many more. Asian rice noodles are easy-to-make, healthy-to-eat and tasty.

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