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Rinse the rice noodles in cold water. It helps to remove any excess starch, which makes them stick together in the first place.
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How to Store Rice Noodles (step by step instructions)

How to store rice noodles. If you have leftover noodles, transfer them into a shallow airtight container and put them in the fridge.
Prep Time1 min
Active Time2 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: how to store rice noodles
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Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Strainer

Materials

  • leftover rice noodles

Instructions

  • If you have leftover rice noodles that you have already soaked or cooked, the best way to store them is to transfer them into a shallow airtight container.
  • Use a tightfitting lid or a Ziploc-type plastic bag and store them in your fridge.
    Stored in this way, they will keep for between 3 to 4 days. If you want to store them for longer, you will have to freeze them.
  • Before you transfer the noodles into the container, you should make sure they are cool and dry. If they’re still warm, condensation will form once you transfer them to the fridge, causing extra moisture and making the noodles soggy.

How to keep rice noodles from clumping or sticking together

  • Rinse the rice noodles in cold water. It helps remove any excess starch, which makes them stick together in the first place.
  • I wash my rice noodles, put them into a bowl of cold water, and mix them around with my fingertips. You need to change the water and repeat this process as many times as it takes until the water remains clear.
  • Drain the water and dry the noodles with a paper kitchen towel to remove excess water. Then drizzle a little oil over them. Now toss them to ensure they are all evenly coated.
    The oil I prefer to use is sesame. Peanut oil is another good alternative. If you don’t have either of these, olive or sunflower oil will do the job.
  • Apportion the noodles into separate containers. If you want to store them all in one container, the alternative is to apportion them first, then layer the portions on top of each other but separated by a piece of plastic cling film or food wrap between each layer.

Notes

Note: Remember that rice noodles mustn’t be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, as with many foodstuffs. Any longer and you run the risk of harmful bacteria forming.