rice vermicelli
Last Updated : Sep 01,2019

Rice Vermicelli Glossary | Recipes with Rice Vermicelli | Tarladalal.com
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Also known as:
rice semiyan

Very long, thin, strands of noodles made from rice flour and water. They are generally sold in a bundle and are used in soups, spring rolls, cold salads, stir-fries or are deep-fat fried until crispy and then crumbled over Chinese chicken salad. Dried noodles should be soaked in hot water and then boiled for approximately two minutes before using.

How to Select
Choose from the various brands available in the grocery. Check on the freshness by confirming on manufacturing as well as the expiry date. Purchase small packaging or as desired.

Culinary Uses
" Rice vermicelli kheer is the most popular sweet dish relished by all age groups.
" Rice vermicelli is a part of several Asian cuisines, where they are often eaten as part of a soup dish, stir fry, or salad.
" Rice vermicelli is particularly prominent in the cuisines of China and South East Asia, many of which feature a notable Chinese culinary influence.
" Though not as popular as other foods like iddli or dosa, rice vermicelli also feature in the cuisines of South India and Sri Lanka, where they are called sevai or idiappam.
" You can also deep-fry the dried noodles until they're crunchy and then use them in Chinese chicken salad, or as a garnish or bed for sauces.
" Rice vermicelli can be used to garnish several dishes when deep-fried.

How to Store
Wrap it in a plastic sheet or bag and keep it in an air tight container. Moisture could affect the quality of it, hence keep away. Store it in cool place in an air tight container.

Health Benefits
" Rice vermicelli is a good energy source.
" Low fat, Low salt, No cholesterol.
" A good source of vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D, calcium.
" Rice vermicelli is wonderful in treating diarrhoea n children.
" Being low in fiber is extremely soothing to the digestive system.

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