Rice vermicelli noodles, Wai Wai, 17.5 ozAdd to cart17.5 oz - $4.89
Rice vermicelli noodles, also known as "sen mee" in Thai, are delicious and easy to prepare, made by Wai Wai which is the premium manufacturer in Thailand.
These are a unique kind of noodle for particular use in the recipe Mee Krob. When making mee krob, put these noodles into hot oil and they instantly quadruple in size as if to pop like popcorn.
Otherwise, simply cook (or soak) in warm water for just two minutes, and they make a really healthy, hearty meal stir-fried or in soup. Add sliced meat and vegetables if you prefer. The noodles are very thin, a bit like angel hair pasta, so this is quite a lot different than chantaboon rice stick noodles which are wider and thicker.
As seen in pictures below, we prepared a quick stir-fry using Wai Wai rice vermicelli.
1. Slice your favorite cut of beef, then season with fish sauce, salt, black pepper, and a bit of sugar. Fry with vegetable oil, fresh shallot for a few minutes until done.
2. In a separate pot, place a handful of Wai Wai Rice Vermicelli in boiling water for about 1 minute or slightly less. Remove and drain.
3. In the frying pan with your seasoned beef and shallots, add the cooked rice vermicelli, then add some sliced green onion. Mix well over medium heat, gently stir together.
4. Serve with fresh lime, and we liked to pour some Healthy Boy sriracha sauce on the side.
Stir-Fried with Beef and Lime
Sriracha on Side
Package - Instructions
Ingredients: rice, water.
Product of Thailand.
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