Making rice noodles from scratch seems daunting at first but once you get into the flow of steaming the trays containing the rice flour batter, removing it from the pan, placing the second pan in, removing the sheet from the tray, stacking the sheets of whole rice noodle, and doing it all over again, then you’ll have a kilo of fresh rice noodles in a little less than an hour.
This recipe makes 1 kilo of fresh noodles and you can store freshly made noodles in the fridge for up to 3 days until ready to use!
These are really versatile and you can enjoy them in stir-fries, noodle soups, and so many more!
I made these noodles and cooked up Hofan or some stir-fried flat rice noodles, and it reminded me so much of my childhood.
Find the full recipe and steps on how to make your own rice noodles below!
OTHER RECIPES TO TRY USING RICE NOODLES:
Tofu and Mushroom Hofan (Stir-Fried Flat Rice Noodles)
Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)
You can also check out my other noodle recipes:
- Spicy Miso Noodles
- Mie Goreng (Indonesian Fried Noodles)
- Easy Spicy Miso Noodles
- Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)
- Chili Garlic and Black Bean Eggplant Noodles
- Easy Sweet, Spicy, and Saucy Noodles
- Stir-Fried Tofu and Basil Noodles
- Tantanmen (Vegan Ramen)
- Yaki Udon
- Hofan (Stir-Fried Flat Rice Noodles)
- Chinese-Style Bolognese
- Ginger and Scallion Noodles
- Chili Garlic Oil Noodles
- Easy Saucy Ramen Noodles
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Homemade Fresh Flat Rice Noodles
- 2 large rectangular baking trays (mine were 7×10” in size)
- 1 small spatula (silicon ones will work best)
- Large bowl
- Brush for the oil
- Steamer or large wok to fit your trays
- 1 1/2 cups rice flour (regular white rice flour), 180g
- 1/2 cup corn starch , 68g
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch , 60g
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp neutral oil
Preparing the batter
- Mix all the dry ingredients into the large bowl. Mix well. While mixing, carefully pour in the warm water. Keep mixing until the starch and flour are diluted. Afterwards, mix in the oil. Set aside.
Cooking the Noodle Rolls
- Prepare your steamer or wok. If using a steamer, make sure it’s hot. If using a wok with water, make sure the water is in a rolling boil.
- Prepare your tray. Brush a thin layer of oil on the surface.
- Mix the batter again to make sure the starch isn’t sitting at the bottom. Scoop around 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the batter (or depending on the size of your trays) and place it into the oiled baking tray.
- Leave to steam for around 3-4 minutes. Note that this’ll depend on the heat of your steamer/wok. Cook until the rice sheet is slightly translucent.
- Remove the pan from the steamer/wok. Place the other tray with the batter and leave to steam for around 2 mins or until translucent. You’ll notice that when you take the lid odd there’ll be bubbles and they’ll deflate. The rice noodle sheet will also be translucent.
- For the cooked batch, leave it to cool for 2-3 minutes. Brush the top layer with some more oil. Carefully scrape the sides with a spatula.
- Brush more oil on a chopping board so your noodles don’t stick. Carefully remove the sheet from the tray. Place the sheet of rice noodle onto the board. Repeat this for the rest of the batter until you have 2 stacks of noodle sheets.
- Slice the noodle sheets into 3/4 to 1” which strips and carefully separate from one another. Note that if you plan to store the noodles overnight for future use, you can leave them stacked on each other since it’s easier to store this way.
- Place noodles in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan to store the noodles overnight for future use, you can leave them stacked on each other (instead of separating) since it’s easier to store this way. You’ll need to run them through hot water before using since they’ll dry out a bit. If using them for noodle soups, just run them through water to separate the pieces before placing in the soup.
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This Post Has 23 Comments
Are your baking sheet aluminum or stainless steel? DO you know?
Hi Gigi! The baking tray I used here are carbon steel with a non-stick coating. They’re from Oster 🙂
The noodles were delicious!! They came out perfect as written. They were time consuming to make but nothing beats fresh noodles. Thank you!!
Totally agree, nothing like fresh noodles. Thanks so much Carolyn 🙂
I tried these with mixed success – I made a delicious stir fry with them but I think I need more practice. I also used a ceramic baking pan (a pie pan) because that’s all I had. Tough to get out of the pan in one piece. Will try again with non-stick. Some of the noodles came out grainy. I wonder if I over cooked them or got the ratio wrong. I am using Bob’s Red Mill white rice flour. Any insights?
Hi Nan! The grainy noodles might’ve been due to the flour. I’ve encountered this before and it was due to the flour settling at the bottom of the pan during cooking. So it’s important that the steamer is ready and really hot so the mix can cook immediately when you put it on. Another reason might be if the noodles weren’t cooked enough so you can try to cook them longer. Hope this helps!
I had to respond just because I have Celiac disease and use a lot of rice flour, and Bobs Red Mill is by far the grittiest rice flour on the market, I won’t buy it no matter how discounted it is. used to buy the superfine white rice flour from Vitacost but they don’t have it anymore. Rice flour from an Asian market or anything listed on Amazon as superfine should work well in this recipe.
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.
Thank you raju! Hope they enjoy it too!!
Can these noodles be frozen for later use?
Hi Rashmi! I wouldn’t recommend it since the texture will change. The best option would be to put the noodles in an air-tight container and refrigerate them. Adding oil and mixing the noodles well will help so they don’t stick together. Hope this helps!
Just made a batch of these using a large electric frypan as a steamer. They came out very well for a first attempt. Thank you.
Glad it turned out well, thanks Geoff!
love this! thank you😄
Hello! Great recipe! Not sure what I’m doing wrong here as all my noodles came out quite mushy 🙁 Any idea? Thanks!
Hi ElleCee! Did you mix the batter well every time before placing it on the tray for cooking? The starches can easily separate from the water so it can turn a bit grainy when not mixed properly before scooping. So it can turn a bit mushy/grainy after steaming.
Thanks for getting back to me! I made sure to mix the batter before pouring. Graininess wasn’t an issue. It was just the overall texture was soft and mushy. Wondering if I layered it on too thick. Will try again! Thanks!
It might be the thickness since I’ve encountered some that easily broke apart before when I made them too thick or when they dried up a bit. So I recommend to cover the noodles after cooking just so they don’t dry up as fast while you prepare the rest. Hope this helps!
Are these noodles ready to eat or do they first need to be boiled?
Once steamed, yes they’re ready to eat ◡̈
thanks for this! there’s nowhere to buy fresh noodles near where I live so this is really great as I do have all of these ingredients already in my pantry. never thought how easy it is to make rice noodles.
You’re most welcome Chino! Can’t find any near my area too so I’ve had to make my own. Does take work but it’s worth it!
Yamibuy.com has rice flour. Both glutenous and non. For really cheap! And it seems to work well, This is for those of you who are tired of spending so much just because we need it gluten free! And they have all the other ingredients as well! 💜💜