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How to Cook Vermicelli Rice Noodles

This is how i was taught how to make these noodles growing up. This method creates a beautiful presentation rather than just dumping the noodles into a collander and having them all get tangled.
Cook Time 10 mins
Plating & Storing the noodles 10 mins


  • 1 pack Vermicelli Rice Noodles


  • Boil a pot of water with enough water to cover the noodles, very similarly to when you are making pasta.
  • Once the water has come to a boil, put in the noodles and be sure to stir and separate them with tongs or a chopstick. If you don't stir it the starch will cause all the noodles to stick together, which will not be fun.
  • check the doneness of the noodle when the estimated time draws near, as they can overcook. Unlike pasta noodles, they should not be al dente. They should be fully soft and only slightly chewy.
  • Once you are sure the noodles are fully cooked, pour out some of the water carefully without spilling any of the noodles. Next in the same pot or a separate pot, fill it up with cold water and continue to rinse the noodles until the water is clear. The water may initially still be very very hot, so please be careful and don't burn yourself. If you rinse out the water a few times, it should be cool enough to touch.
  • Once the water is clear, you are gonna want to check out my video below for an awesome technique that I have always been taught to store your noodles. For this you will need a colander. Leave the noodles submerged in cold water and with one hand, using 2 fingers, grab a decent amount of noodles. The noodles should form an upside down U. With your other hand gently pull down/wipe on all sides of the noodles to remove excess noodles. Place it down in a circular motion into the colander.
  • Once you placed all the noodles into the colander, allow them to sit and cool for about 15 minutes, so the excess water can drain. Afterwards you can serve however you wish!


I like to do a bite check on a small piece of noodle to check the doneness.
If you wish to store the noodles, make sure you store it in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out. Microwave for a few minutes to reheat.
Keyword How To, Rice noodles, Tutorials, Vermicelli
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