Used in so many dishes all over Asia and the Pacific Rim, being able to make Homemade Asian Rice Noodles in the pasta maker is an awesome addition to any cook’s repertoire.
My husband bought me a Philips Avance Pasta Maker and I just L-O-V-E it!
The recipe book that came with my machine showcased 9 different type of pasta noodles that can be prepared in the machine which was awesome! What it didn’t include, however, were recipes for Homemade Asian Rice Noodles. Bummer.
Rice noodles are a favorite in our house, especially for Vietnamese, Korean and Thai cooking. So being able to make them in my pasta machine was an absolute must for us.
I read the forums and learned that the recipe for the rice noodles did exist but only in the Japanese version of the Philips Noodle Maker cookbook. As hard as I tried, I could not find the Philips Noodle Maker Japanese recipe boo
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 using the same ingredients people were discussing on the forums – and that I saw on youtube. I was elated to finally have some weights and products I could work with.
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 even in the gluten-free section. I ended up heading over to the local Asian market and picked up a bag for about $0.99 USD.
The Philips Pasta Maker works best with exact weights. If you do not have a digital food scale you can pick one up pretty cheap on Amazon.
For this recipe, I used 150 grams of flour which I weighed on a digital food scale.
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 weighed 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.
Alternatives to Xanthan Gum
I have not tested any of these substitutes for Xanthan Gum , but you’re welcome to try them out. I cannot say what they will do for the recipe or how they will react in the machine and extruder.
- Psyllium Husk
- Chia seeds and water
- Ground flax and water
- Unflavored gelatin
- egg whites
- Agar agar
- Guar gum
- Konjac powder
The dough used by the Philips pasta machine is not traditional, 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. Dough that is too wet will clog the extruder.
If you are unsure, pause the cycle and grab a bit of the mixture. If when you squeeze it between your fingers it binds together without being wet – it’s a perfect consistency. If the dough is too wet, it will clog the extruder.
The dough texture pictured here is absolutely perfect!
For our noodles, I used the spaghetti disc that comes with the machine. We also purchased the Philips Advance Pasta Machine Accessory Discs which included angel hair pasta and pappardelle pasta discs.
The smaller angel hair sized disc does not work with this dough. The pappardelle disc, fettuccine disc, or pasta noodle discs all work well with this recipe. Once extruded, I cooked the noodles right away in a shallow pan of boiling water.
Once cooked, I drained and cooled the noodles and then portioned them into smaller servings, placed them in individual zip-top bags and placed them in the freezer.
Noodles may be stored in the freezer for up to 30 days. Freshly cooked noodles may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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 is an awesome addition to any cook’s repertoire.
Notes for the Philips Viva Compact Pasta Maker:
This recipe ( as originally written) is too large for the Philips Viva Compact Pasta Machine. However, by calculating a 3/4 batch of this recipe, we can arrive at the 400 gram capacity of the Philips Viva compact machine. Using a calculated 75% of the original recipe size we get a gram weight closer to a full batch for the viva compact (374 grams). I have included instructions for this in the notes of the recipe below.
Philips Pasta Maker: Homemade Asian Rice Noodles
- 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.
75 g tapioca flour
1 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum (optional – as a binder)
1/4 tsp salt
100 mL water Using a calculated 3/4 of the original recipe size we get a gram weight closer to a full batch for the viva compact: 262 g rice flour
112 g tapioca flour
2 tsp Xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
150 mL water Nutritional values are calculated based on the full recipe as written for the philips avance.