You can’t discount the importance, use, and all-around tastiness of carb-friendly noodles in Vietnamese cooking. Often served in soup or separately on the plate, there are more than a dozen creative Vietnamese uses of noodles. Prepared authentically, these noodles are always filling, delicious, and help support a nutritious diet.
There are two main types of noodles used in Vietnamese cooking. Though you can create a noodle out of almost any food, it is rice and vermicelli that are most popular. Rice noodles are made from rice and are a great choice for salads, stir fries, soups, and more. Sturdier and flatter than vermicelli, they are best cooked – like pasta – in boiling water.
Rice vermicelli is a thinner version of rice noodles, usually cooked by pouring boiling water over them. They are then left to soak until soft. Vietnamese-style rice vermicelli like this is used for a variety of purposes, sometimes confused with cellophane noodles which is a mung bean-derived Asian vermicelli.Read More