Wide Thai Rice Noodles

photo-1 copy 23After a recent visit to a Thai restaurant I ate a wonderful wide rice noodle dish called Pad Sew Ew…I am telling you that it some good eating!  I got to thinking right away of how I could make something like this dish at home for a fraction of the cost. After all, how difficult could it be to make rice noodles?!  With my Wonder Mill, making rice flour was a quick and easy process…and so much cheaper than buying at a store!

The process of making these rice noodles wasn’t really hard, just a little time consuming.  So, if you are willing to give an hour or so for prep-work making these noodles one afternoon for a great evening meal I would encourage you to do so!  The ingredients and process of making is not hard at all, and after making the first noodle or two, you will get the hang of it!  So, without any further ramblings from me….

Wide Thai Rice Noodles


1 1/2 c rice flour {I ground my white rice on the pastry setting of my Wonder Mill}

1/2 c tapioca starch

1 t salt

2 c water

water for steaming

Oil for pans


Large dutch oven with a lid {or big pot} to steam noodles in

2 non-stick cake pans {I used 2 9-inch round cake pans}

Some kind of rack to place in bottom of dutch oven to set pans on to steam

*Place the dial on “Pastry” setting for the Wonder Mill.  Turn it on and pour in your rice.  Once the grinding has stopped, wait 5 seconds and turn off.  After motor has stopped completely, look inside the canister and see the beautiful rice flour you just made!

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*In a large mixing bowl, add tapioca starch and salt…

photo-1 copy 2*Whisk together well…

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*Pour in the 2 cups of water and whisk together well…

photo-1 copy 4*Place dutch oven on the stove and fill bottom with water.  {You will most likely have to add more water as it evaporates during the steaming process.}  Add rack to place pan on and turn heat on .

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*Take your pan that you will be steaming the noodles in and place a little oil inside.  Use a pastry or grilling brush and spread oil around evenly.

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*Pour a little less than 1/3 cup of batter into bottom of greased pan {or until it just covers the bottom of pan}.  Place pan on wire rack and cover with lid.

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*Set timer for 4 minutes.

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*In the meantime, fill the bottom of your sink with cold water.  When the noodle is done steaming, carefully remove pan from dutch oven and place in cold water to cool noodle off.

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*Brush oil on top of cooled noodle and turn out onto plate.  This helps keep the noodles from sticking together when they are stacked on one another.

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*Repeat process with other pan as the previous noodle is cooling off.  {Make sure to whisk the batter well before each noodle because of settling that occurs.}

*Repeat…Repeat…Repeat and you will end up with a stack of noodles!  {This was a double batch, so you might not end up with *quite* this many}.  A stack you will have though!

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*Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

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*When ready to use, take out of fridge and cut into desired size.  Or you can leave whole and make some kind of wrap to eat.

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*Use in your desired Asian-inspired recipe and enjoy!

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About Shelley @ FoodandWord

Shelley is a wife, mom of four incredible kids and a follower of Jesus. She likes to cook and bake and isn't afraid to cook without having a recipe in hand to start with. She likes variety in her ingredients and tries to be healthy when she can, but isn't afraid of making the "not so good for you" foods, either.

She and her family have recently moved to “the farm" with her in-laws on the old family homestead. Her children are the 6th generation of family to live in this beautiful place – smack dab in the middle of The Flint Hills of Kansas! They are learning to enjoy living in the beauty of God’s creation, and trying to teach their children to live off the land as much as they can. Living with chickens, a dog, many outside farm cats and the regular appearance of deer in the garden across the road have brought a suprise every day. 

Her hope is that you all will enjoy whatever inspiration and/or creation that comes from her blog. Whether it comes in the form of food to eat or from the Word of God to ingest, either way both are sure to fill you up!

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Challenge Experience: "Among the many gifts that God gives us in life, the ability to create and give good food to your loved ones is one of the most rewarding. Being a part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge has given me the opportunity to share with others some of the whole grain foods I have been able to make for my family and has been a great experience. The WonderMill has been a wonderful resource for generating creativity in my kitchen, encouraging family time while cooking, and bringing wholesome goodness to our table. I'm a grateful traveler on this Grain Mill Wagon journey. Thank you!"

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3 Responses to Wide Thai Rice Noodles

  1. narf7 says:

    All I can say to this recipe is “YES!” 🙂

  2. Meeka says:

    It does look rather easy to make the flour…..you have almost covinced me to add a Wonder Mill to my Christmas wish list!

    • Shelley @ FoodandWord Shelley says:

      Oh, Meeka…I guarantee it should already be on the list! I love, love, love my Wonder Mill! It literally takes seconds to make the flour, and there really is no comparison in taste, price and convenience! Start saving now! 🙂 And these noodles really did turn out great! -Shelley

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