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Photo by Raquel Teixeira

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Living In: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Raquel Teixeira is asking: (1 answer)
Hey AR Friends, I have a question about cooking vermicelli noodles. Some say boil it like spaghetti and some say just boil water in a kettle and pour it over the noodles and let them soak since they are more fragile....anyone with a TNT method? Please note they will be sauteed afterwards in a sauce to infuse them with flavour...THANKS!

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Last updated: Jan. 22, 2014 10:44 am
Posted: Jan. 22, 2014 8:37 am
Answered by: Raquel Teixeira
Jan. 22, 2014 8:38 am
It's not a thick sauce I should add...mainly oil based.
Jan. 22, 2014 8:43 am
Hi Raquel, when I cook them I do el dente then finish in the pan with your sauce. Hope this helps.
Jan. 22, 2014 8:44 am
Should have added I boil them.
Jan. 22, 2014 8:46 am
that's is what I would also suggest raquel. when they are almost done, then drain and put into sauce that way they will pick up more sauce taste as it will absorb some of the liquid in the pan. You might also reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid just before you drain. that way if your sauce gets too dry then by adding some of the starchy pasta cooking water you will be able to loosen it right back up without making it too runny.
Jan. 22, 2014 8:48 am
some packages will give a time as to how long to boil. for example, it it says 6 mins. then finish cooking at 5 mins. and finish in your sauce.
Jan. 22, 2014 8:51 am
Jan. 22, 2014 9:06 am
I usually soak in hot water until I get the desired consistency.
Jan. 22, 2014 9:17 am
if they are rice noodles, just pour boiling water over them and soak til you get the texture you prefer. only a couple of mins. should do it.
Jan. 22, 2014 9:18 am
if you're not sure, you could always google it. love google! LOL
Jan. 22, 2014 10:07 am
i bring water(salted and oiled) to a boil- drop in noodles- turn off cover and let set 9 minutes- drain:-)
Raquel Teixeira
Jan. 22, 2014 10:44 am
Thanks everyone. I did google it and I am getting mixed answers...more say to boil it...but the package says to soak it! :) I think I will boil to al dente and then saute it in the sauce.
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