If you are cooking noodle soup at home and plan to serve it straight away, you can boil the soaked noodles directly in the broth.
How do you soften pad Thai noodles?
Soak the dried rice noodles in cool or lukewarm water for 30 minutes, or until they’re limp but still firm to the touch; later cooking in the wok will soften them more. Drain the noodles thoroughly in a colander and set aside while preparing the other ingredients.
Can you overcook Pad Thai Noodles?
“Don’t overcook the noodles—some people boil them before throwing them in the wok,” he warns. “They get mushy and sometimes break up into little shards. Pad Thai noodles should have chew.”
How do you soften rice noodles?
No soaking is necessary for fresh rice noodles. Just blanch the noodles briefly—1 to 2 minutes—in boiling water to soften them. Then drain them, refresh with cool water and drain again.
How do you cook rice noodles without soaking them?
Don’t soak them in warm water. Take a pot of boiling water and add the rice noodles in. Boil only for 3 minutes tops and remove them immediately. If you keep the noodles in boiling water for long, you will be left with mush.
How long do you boil rice noodles?
In a 6- to 8-quart pan over high heat, bring 3 to 4 quarts water to a boil. Add rice noodles and stir to separate; cook until barely tender to bite, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain. If not using immediately, rinse well to keep noodles from sticking together, and drain again.