Rice Stick Noodle Preparation


Rice stick noodles come dried in shelf-stable packages. Look for three varieties of rice stick noodles: thin, medium and wide. Use thin noodles for stuffing spring rolls, medium as a serving bed for an entree and wide rice noodles for stir fry, recommends Recipe Tips. To prepare these for eating or using in recipes, you must rehydrate them first. These thin, delicate noodles have a lighter texture than wheat pasta.

Rice Stick Noodle Preparation
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Things You'll Need

  • Rice stick noodles
  • Saucepan
  • Water
  • Colander
Step 1

Add the rice stick noodles into a saucepan and pour in enough water to completely cover the noodles.

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Step 2

Soak the noodles for 15 minutes without heating the saucepan.

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Step 3

Pour the noodles and water out of the saucepan into a colander placed over the sink to drain the noodles.

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Step 4

Fill the saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil, but leave the rice noodles in the colander.

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Step 5

Add the noodles from the colander into the boiling water and cook for 45 seconds.

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Step 6

Drain again through the colander and add to recipes.

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