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Old 12-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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How to cook rice noodles?

I bought some Thai Kitchen rice noodles to serve with a simple peanut sauce. I followed the instructions on the package, but the noodles came out rubbery. The recipe said to immerse them for 8-10 minutes in water that has been boiled. Even after immersing them for 10 minutes, they had a rubbery texture when I mixed them with the sauce. Do they need to be stir fried after immersion in water? They definitely didn't taste like the noodles I order in Thai restaurants!

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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I read through the thread and still can't understand why my rice noodles came out rubbery when I followed the instructions! Maybe I need to try another brand?
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After soaking, did you stir-fry them in the sauce?
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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After soaking, did you stir-fry them in the sauce?
No, I just mixed the sauce into the noodles.
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No, I just mixed the sauce into the noodles.

You could try soaking them longer and/or stir-frying with the sauce if that is appropriate to the recipe.
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I only cook rice noodles and the kind you are describing I usually soak them in boiling water until they are separated and soft, then stir-fry them as Andy and others mentioned. I use several different brands, and Thai Kitchen are very good so that shouldn't be your problem.
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It sounds like I need to stir fry them after soaking. I'll try that and post the results.
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You could try soaking them longer and/or stir-frying with the sauce if that is appropriate to the recipe.
The noodles came out great when I stir fried them. Thank you!!! Do you have a recipe for a simple quick peanut sauce that would go well with them? I'm not crazy about the recipe I used.
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The noodles came out great when I stir fried them. Thank you!!! Do you have a recipe for a simple quick peanut sauce that would go well with them? I'm not crazy about the recipe I used.
No I don't. I'd google it.
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