Rice noodles are a great, neutral tasting side dish for Asian-style grilled meats, stir fries, as a great base for Asian style-noodle dishes, and as filler for Vietnamese Spring Rolls. You can find them in Asian markets and now in the Asian foods' sections of most major grocery stores. A package of these noodles usually contains 2 to 4 bundles of dried noodles. Each bundle is about 2 servings, depending on the appetites of the people you're serving.
Here's How You Prep 'Em
Difficulty Level: Extremely Easy
Total Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves 2 depending on appetites.
1 Bundle of Rice Noodles
1 Heat Proof Mixing Bowl - a metal one from the kitchen supply section of the dollar store will do fine.
1 Trivet - That's those things you stick under hot pots or pans to keep them from burning your counter.
Put the bundle of rice noodles in your heat proof bowl and add enough very hot water (tap water is fine) to submerge the noodles.
Put the bowl on a trivet and walk away for 10 minutes.
Test the noodles by tasting one.
If they're soft enough for you, drain off the liquid using your trusty strainer and serve!
If they still seem a little chewy, leave the noodles in the hot water for another 5 minutes.
-Samantha R. Gold
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