My husband bought me a Philips Pasta Maker for Christmas and I just love it. The recipe book that came with my machine showcased 9 different type of pasta noodles that I could make with machine. What it didn’t include was a recipe for Homemade Asian Rice Noodles.
I had heard rumors that the recipe for the rice noodles existed in the Japanese version of the Philips cookbook. As hard as I tried, I could not find the Philips pasta maker Japanese recipe book which was different than mine. I even took to the forums and youtube looking for answers. I almost gave up when I did one last seemingly futile search for rice noodles and found exactly what I was looking for on the Please Give Peas A Chance blog. She had made the exact recipe I’d been searching for and used the ingredients people were discussing on the forums – and that I saw on youtube. I was elated. Finally, Homemade Rice Noodles were going to be mine all mine.
While rice flour is readily available in the grocery store, my store does not carry tapioca flour in the gluten-free section. I went to the local Asian market and picked up a bag for about $0.99 USD. For this recipe, I used 150 grams of flour which I weighed by hand instead of using measuring cups. The Philips Pasta Maker works best with exact weights. If you do not have a food scale, I picked mine up pretty cheap on Amazon.
The rice flour at the Asian market was also only $1.49 USD where the rice flour found in the gluten-free section of my grocery was $2.99 USD. For this recipe, I weighted exactly 350 grams of rice flour.
In the gluten-free section of the market, the grocery store sells Xanthan Gum by the single packets for $0.78 USD vs an entire box of packets for about $12 USD. If you only need a packet or two and may never use it again, go ahead and just grab a packet. Xanthan Gum is a gluten-free additive that is used in many products as a thickening agent, or as a stabilizer to prevent separation of ingredients. For this recipe, we will use one packet (0.32 oz or 1 tablespoon) of Xanthan Gum.
The dough used by the Philips pasta machine is not tradtional, to say the least, but it allows a novice to really be able to turn out a batch of fresh pasta or noodles in as little as 10-minutes a batch. As the dough cycles, you will see that it seems to look dry and crumbly. Resist the urge to add more water. If you are unsure, pauce the cycle and grab a bit of the mixture. If when you squeeze it between your fingers it binds together. If the dough is too wet, it will clog the extruder. The dough texture pictured here is absolutely perfect.
I used the spaghetti disc. The smaller angel hair sized disc does not work with this dough. The pappardelle disc, fettuccine disc or pasta noodle disc would also work well with this noodle. Once extruded, I cooked the noodles right away in a pan of boiling water as I had seen on youtube. Once cooked, I drained and cooled the noodles and then portioned them into smaller servings and placed them in individual zip-top bags and placed them in the freezer.
Used in so many dishes all over Asia and the Pacific Rim, being able to make Homemade Asian Rice Noodles in 10 to 15-minutes – depending on the batch size – is an awesome addition to any cook’s repertoire.
Philips Pasta Maker: Homemade Asian Rice Noodles
Yield 4-6 Servings
Used in so many dishes all over Asia and the Pacific Rim, being able to make Homemade Asian Rice Noodles in 10 to 15-minutes - depending on the batch size - is an awesome addition to any cook's repertoire.
- 150 grams Tapioca Flour
- 350 grams Rice Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Xantham Gum
- 200 ml water
- Place dry ingredients into the machine.
- Turn it on to the 600 gram/ volume; setting two.
- Start the machine and allow the ingredients to mix for 30 seconds before slowly adding the water. The dough will look dry but will come together when it goes into the extruder. The dough should not be in one big mass - this is too wet and will clog the extruder.
- Let the machine knead, before it starts toextrude the dough pause the machine and check the consistency, scraping down the sides of the machine, if necessary.
- Restart the machine and begin extruding the noodles.
- Cut noodles to your desired length.
- Immediately cook in gently boiling water for 3-5 minutes until tender.
- Rinse well and drain.
- Serve immediately or portion into smaller servings and freeze for later.