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How To Make Rice Noodles

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I love using fresh rice noodles. This video shows how easy it is to make them. For the recipe as shown in the video go to:
http://neckredrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/03/homemade-kway-teow-steamed-flat-rice.html
I am going to make them according to the video next time!

In SE Asia rice noodles are often made in sheets and let to dry on bamboo. In Thailand this fresh rice noodle is called sen yai and you cut into narrow strips to use for Pad Thai. Fresh rice noodles taste so much nicer than the dried ones and the texture is wonderful. Here is the simple way I make it as learned in Thailand.

Making Fresh Rice Noodles
Makes 1 Lb.

1 1/4 cups uncooked long-grain rice
1 1/4 cups water
Vegetable oil

1. Soak the rice overnight in the water. After soaking, grind the rice and water for 5 or 10 minutes in a blender to form a very smooth thin batter, (A food processor won't work for this.) When done grinding, you should be able to feel no more than the slightest hint of solid particles if you rub the batter between your fingers. Better too smooth than not smooth enough!

2. Lightly coat an 8" x 8" x 2" baking pan with oil and heat it for about 3 minutes in a steamer. Pour in 1/2 cup batter in an even layer and replace the steamer lid. Steam for 5 minutes. From this point on, check to make sure there's water in the steamer. Add boiling water as necessary if it's low.

3. After 5 minutes, coat the top of the first layer lightly but thoroughly with vegetable oil and pour 1/2 cup of batter in an even layer on top of it. Again, steam for 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. After adding the last layer, steam for 8 minutes. When sliced, the layers will separate into thin noodles.

4. Use immediately in any recipe calling for fresh rice noodles or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store in the 'fridge for up to 2 days. They can be frozen for up to 6 months, but will be grainy when thawed.

Recipe from "Thai Home-Cooking from Kamolmal's Kitchen".
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How to Make Rice Noodles
Rice noodles can make for a tasty substitute to pasta. It’s a famous Chinese dish and the video depicts how you can make them at home.

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6 Comments

paris221966's picture
I love Pad Thai! MMm, this recipe looks simple and yet fun. Thanks!
Anonymous's picture
I think the method in the video above is more effective, especially for beginners. I attempted the written instructions and ended up with a solid rice cake. Better to pull each sheet of rice noodle off after it has steamed than layer them.
Anonymous's picture
Great, helpful video! My only question is how did you make the batter? Thanks!
Anonymous's picture
Wow... these could be a vegan and gluten-free alternative to making crepes! Brilliantly simple.
Anonymous's picture
No description of how to make the batter?
Food.Sage's picture
Rice Flour - 150 grams , Wheat Starch Flour - 1 1/2 tablespoons , Corn Flour - 2 tablespoons , Cold Water - 400 milliliters , Oil - 1 tablespoon , Salt - 1/2 teaspoon METHOD - Mix the rice flour, wheat starch and corn flour together , add the water and stir continuously, add in the oil, salt and mix thoroughly. Leave for 1 hour before using . Steam for 4-5 minutes in a non stick pan.