Fresh Rice Noodles

WELL, I was going to save this little treasure until such times as I had finished running around the countryside with the 'Thai Thai Again’ cooking class, something that still has a lotta life left in it…but then over at that amazing place called the Forum Thermomix, they were having a chat about Fresh rice noodles, and well, I had to weigh in. (You know me by now right??) So this is my version of fresh rice noodles as seen in the Thai class. They are delicious and I will be doing a YouTube video of these soon, which trust me, will help a tad. Easy when you know how….they will take the place of boring old, dried noodles any day. A lot like my recipe books or shouldnt I go there? Ironically, as you read this, I shall be living it up with the Thermo fans from the Forum Thermomix down in our lovely Southwest…whining, and dining…and that’s not a spello!

Fresh Rice Noodles

Need

  •   350 g rice
  •   450 g water
  •   Water for steaming
  •   Rice bran oil as needed

Do

  1. Soak rice in water overnight, or up to 2 days.

  2. Place rice and liquid into Thermo bowl. Blend 2 min/speed 9. Add more water if batter is too thick and blend further *1 min/speed 9 *(the batter should be very pourable—almost watery—but very smooth).

  3. Line Varoma tray with a piece of baking paper. Oil paper generously using a pastry brush.

  4. Fill bowl to 1L mark with water. Bring to the boil 10 min/Varoma/speed 3.

  5. Pour first layer of batter into Varoma tray and cook 7 min/Varoma/speed 4.

  6. Brush noodle layer generously with oil. (Don’t be shy with the oil, it will help you later!)

  7. Pour over second amount of batter to cover, spreading as needed using spatula.

  8. Cook 7 min/Varoma/speed 4. Repeat with remaining batter as many times as necessary to use up the batter.

  9. Don’t be afraid to use lots of oil as this will help the noodles separate easily. When last layer has finished cooking, remove from Varoma tray and place onto cutting surface.

  10. Cut into thin strips and place into insulated serving bowl. Fill bowl with cold water and stir gently. The noodles should separate or pull apart quite easily if you have used enough oil.

  11. They are ready to serve or bag them into Ziploc bags and keep refrigerated until use, for up to 3 days.

  12. If you prefer, you can cook each layer of noodle batter separately and just repeat as needed. This method is actually easier and I find myself doing it this way more than the other way!

More

Don’t be afraid to use lots of oil as this will help the noodles separate easily. When last layer has finished cooking, remove from Varoma tray and place onto cutting surface. Cut into thin strips and place into insulated serving bowl. Fill bowl with cold water and stir gently. The noodles should separate or pull apart quite easily if you have used enough oil. They are ready to serve or bag them into Ziploc bags and keep refrigerated until use, for up to 3 days.

If you prefer, you can cook each layer of noodle batter separately and just repeat as needed. This method is actually easier and I find myself doing it this way more than the other way!