Rice noodles form the basis of many Asian dishes. They are used to make the tastiest Pad Thai and other stir-fry dishes but are also added to soups, such as Vietnamese Pho. And you know, a good basis is key! That’s why we share our tips for the tastiest rice noodles.
This is how you make the tastiest noodles.
Place the noodles in a large bowl so they have plenty of space.
Boil enough water to fully submerge the noodles.
Pour the water over the noodles. Stir briefly (about 30 seconds) so that the noodles don’t stick.
Wait – the noodles are now soaking. Read carefully on the packaging how long this should take: the thicker the noodles the longer they need to soak. The composition of the noodles (ratio of rice flour/water) is also important.
Drain the noodles after the indicated time (for the So Thai Rice Noodles this is 30 minutes). If the rest of your dish isn’t ready yet, sprinkle the noodles with a little (sesame or rice) oil to prevent them from sticking together.
Heat the noodles briefly with your dish (in the wok or pan).
Make sure not to do the following:
- Do not boil the noodles. Boiling makes their texture too soft.
- Do not let the noodles soak too long (no longer than 30 minutes). This makes them soft and mushy.
- Do not soak the noodles in cold water. It takes too long for the noodles to absorb the water.
Has all that talk about noodles made you hungry too? Then try it yourself! Try our Pad Thai with prawns recipe for example.