Learn how to make Singapore rice noodles in the comfort of your own kitchen. The recipe is quick, easy, and tastes like something from a restaurant!
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- What are Singapore rice noodles?
- Ingredients needed
- How to make Singapore noodles
- Step 1: Prepare the vermicelli noodles
- Step 2: Stir fry veggies
- Step 3: Mix seasoning and noodles
- Step 4: Cook everything
- Are Singapore noodles healthy?
- Tips to make the best recipe
- Storage instructions
- More noodle recipes to try
- Frequently asked questions
What are Singapore rice noodles?
Singapore rice noodles or Singapore-style noodles are a traditional recipe from China. To prepare this, stir-fried veggies are mixed with cooked noodles. Unlike other noodles recipes, there is no soup left when these noodles are ready to go to the table.
Why this Singapore noodle recipe will be a dinnertime favorite:
- Ready in minutes. From prep to plate, this dish comes together in no time!
- Budget-friendly. No fancy ingredient is used: just cheap and affordable ingredients.
- Delicious. There is a reason why Singapore noodles are one of the most popular Asian dishes ever.
What I love the most about Singapore rice noodles is how versatile they are when served with other meals. They especially taste great when paired with chicken, shrimp, or meatballs!
This recipe calls for very simple pantry staple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Here is what you’ll need:
- Vegetable oil. To cook.
- Onion. Chopped.
- Garlic. Minced.
- Red pepper. Green or yellow peppers also work.
- Snowpeas. Fresh or frozen.
- Carrot. Peeled and sliced into small pieces.
- Spring onions. Fresh, and finely chopped.
- Beans sprouts. Without stalks.
- Bok choy. Chinese white cabbage.
- Thin rice vermicelli. Rice noodles.
- Curry powder.
- Vegetable stock. You can also use chicken stock.
- White pepper.
- Sweet soy sauce. Adds a fabulous sweet and umami flavor.
- Tamari. Balances out the strong flavors of the soy sauce.
- Brown sugar. Or coconut sugar.
- Sesame oil. A flavorful oil that packs in tons of flavor.
How to make Singapore noodles
Simple is an understatement for this recipe. The pan takes care of all the hard work and you’ll have freshly cooked noodles in no time at all!
Step 1: Prepare the vermicelli noodles
To prepare the vermicelli noodles, soak them in cold water for at least 10 minutes.
Step 2: Stir fry veggies
Take a large wok or saucepan, and warm some oil in it. Add onion, garlic, red pepper, snow peas, and carrots to stir fry until cooked through.
Step 3: Mix seasoning and noodles
With the help of the tongs, mix cooked noodles with stir-fried veggies. Add all the seasoning ingredients and mix them with the noodles well.
Step 4: Cook everything
Keep stirring until all the liquid in the wok is absorbed by the noodles. Then add bok choy and bean sprouts to the wok, stir fry and turn off the heat. After turning off the flame, add some sesame oil and mix it with everything.
Are Singapore noodles healthy?
Yes, Singapore rice noodles are healthy as they are packed with veggies and very little added sugar or fat. Pair it with some protein for a well-balanced meal.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Always cook the noodles in a non-stick wok or pan to keep them from sticking to the pot surface.
- For a more flavorful dish, swap out half the oil with toasted sesame oil.
- Use a good quality non-stick wok or pan for perfectly cooked noodles.
- To store. Keep the leftovers in airtight containers and store them in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
- To freeze. Place the cooked and cooled noodles in a shallow container and store them in the freezer for up to two months.
- Reheating. You can reheat the stored noodles in the microwave or pan.
More noodle recipes to try
Frequently asked questions
Singapore noodles have a slightly spicy, tangy, and salty flavor.
Both dishes use different types of noodles. In Singapore noodles, vermicelli rice is used, but for chow mein, the noodles used are of wheat.
No, these noodles aren’t gluten-free, as they are made of flour. However, you can make this recipe with any gluten-free noodles of your choice.
Singapore Rice Noodles | Easy Authentic Recipe
- Prepare vermicelli noodles by soaking in a large bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
- In a large wok or saucepan, heat oil up. Gently stir fry garlic, onion, red pepper and snow peas for a minute, then add in carrot and spring onion. Continue stir frying until the veggies soften.
- Drain noodles from water and add into wok. Using tongs, loosen up the noodles so they cook evenly.
- Add all seasoning ingredients to the pan and make sure to keep moving the noodles around so they don’t burn or break up. Stir fry until all the liquid in the wok has been absorbed by the noodles. Taste for seasoning and alter to your preference.
- Add bean sprouts and bok choy into the wok. Toss to heat the veggies through and then turn off the heat. Add sesame oil after the heat has been turned off and stir to mix through.