How do you cook vermicelli noodles?
Rice vermicelli only need to be soaked in hot water, instead of boiled, before they’re ready to use in stir-fries or other dishes.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, remove the pot from the heat, and add the noodles.
Let the noodles soak until they’re tender, about 5 minutes.
Drain and pat dry.
How do you cook dry rice noodles?
In a 6- to 8-quart pan over high heat, bring 3 to 4 quarts water to a boil. Add rice noodles and stir to separate; cook until barely tender to bite, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain. If not using immediately, rinse well to keep noodles from sticking together, and drain again.
Do you have to soak rice noodles before cooking?
No soaking is necessary for fresh rice noodles. Just blanch the noodles briefly—1 to 2 minutes—in boiling water to soften them. Then drain them, refresh with cool water and drain again. After they sit for a day or so, these noodles can become hard and difficult to work with.
How do you soften vermicelli noodles?
Rice vermicelli noodles are so thin that they don’t really need to be cooked; to soften, simply pour hot water over them in a bowl, and drain them when soft, in 10 to 15 minutes.