Rice vermicelliJanuary 15, 2017 in Vietnam
Isabel volunteered to make some Rice vermicelli now all I need to do is buy the equipment and we never have to buy rice vermicelli again. 😂
Very interesting process, they take 20% tapioca flour and 80% rice powder and add some water to make a paste like mixture.
Then they steam the mixture for 30 seconds and dry for 3 hours to create a large rice paper which they then shred into thin strips of pasta. One sheet of rice paper makes enough noodles for 3 servings of noodle soup.
Interestingly they don't have any waste product from this process. They use the rice cap to burn, the heat creates steam which is used to cook the mixture and then they utilize the burnt rice caps as fertilizer in the rice fields. If only they did not stop here with conservation of the earth.
Then they showed us how to make fried noodles, basically they deep-fry noodles in a pan, it comes out looking like a pizza base of noodles, they sprinkle some herbs on it and a hot sauce. We both actually loved this, in fact Isabel said and I quote: "this is the first fried food I love".