rice vermicelli
Last Updated : Jan 11,2021


What is Rice Vermicelli ? Glossary | Benefits, Uses, Recipes with Rice Vermicelli |
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Also known as:
rice semiyan

What is rice vermicelli, chawal ki seviyan?


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 rice vermicelli, chawal ki seviyan


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 of rice vermicelli, chawal ki seviyan in Indian Cooking

Indian snacks made using rice vermicelli

1. semiya upma recipe | vermicelli upma | semiya upma Kerala style | seviyan upma | with 17 amazing images.

semiya upma recipe | vermicelli upma | semiya upma Kerala style | seviyan upma is a popular breakfast recipe, which is an everyday fare as well made and served on occasions too. Learn how to make semiya upma Kerala style.

Sevaiya is a South Indian term used for vermicelli. semiya upma Kerala style is a variation of the popular and common South Indian upma recipe, using vermicelli instead of semolina. The tempering remains the same, which is using mustard seeds and urad dal.

Kids and adults alike love the silky texture and noodle-like appearance of vermicelli, so the vermicelli upmais sure to be an instant hit with the whole family. If you are making it for kids, it is better to avoid the use of chopped green chillies and use lesser quantity of green chilli paste.

2. Semolina and vermicelli idlis are very popular in karnataka, where they make it in such big moulds that one idli will suffice for breakfast! the tempering adds to the aroma, while the cashews provide a crunchy respite in every mouthful. You can add some boiled veggies and coriander to the batter to make it more wholesome. 

Soups using rice vermicelli 

Mushroom and Vermicelli Soup | Being thinner than Noodles , rice vermicelli gives a unique texture to this fabulous, Oriental style soup, which has a generous dose of sautéed mushrooms teamed up with ginger, spring onions and other flavour and texture enhancers. 

Note that you do not have to cook the vermicelli separately; it will cook perfectly along with the other ingredients when the Mushroom and Vermicelli Soup is put to boil.


" 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 rice vermicelli, chawal ki seviyan


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 of rice vermicelli, chawal ki seviyan


Rice vermicelli is a good energy source but high in carbs too. Moreover with not much fibre to offer, they are not a very good choice for obesity and weight loss. And for the same reason, diabetics too need to avoid it or restrict its consumption. Many varieties of rice noodles also have a high sodium content, which makes them not very suitable for high blood pressure. However they are a substitute to wheat noodles for people with gluten intolerance




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