How long to cook vermicelli

Boil water in a saucepan and pour vermicelli into it, cook for 1-2 minutes , depending on its size. Cook vermicelli “cobweb” for 1 minute. Throw the vermicelli in a colander, rinse with water, season with vegetable oil and mix. Cheese and butter can be added to freshly cooked vermicelli, but in this case it does not need to be washed after leaning into a colander. Arrange hot vermicelli on plates, serve with grated cheese.

How easy it is to cook vermicelli

You will need – vermicelli, water, salt, oil to taste

To get crumbly vermicelli, you need:

  • Boil water and make sure that there is a lot of water – at least half a liter of liquid per 50 grams of vermicelli.
  • Rinse vermicelli before cooking in cold water.
  • When cooking, add a little oil, and after cooking, rinse under water and add oil to taste.
  • Cook for 1 minute, then try and if it is harsh – then another 1 minute, that is, only a maximum of 2 minutes.

Add dry vermicelli to soups 1-2 minutes before the end of cooking.

Vermicelli with cheese

3.5-4 tablespoons of vermicelli, a teaspoon of butter, 100 grams of cheese (usually put hot and soft, but you can get by with one of them).

Cooking Vermicelli with Cheese
While the vermicelli is cooking, grate the cheese on a fine grater. Throw the boiled vermicelli in a colander, let the water drain. Then put the vermicelli back into the still hot pan, add butter and cheese, mix well. Serve with pleasure, eat quickly: the vermicelli cools down quickly.

vermicelli soup recipe

Chicken fillet – 300 gr., 1 carrot, 1 medium-sized onion, 1 glass of vermicelli, spices and herbs – to taste.

Preparation of vermicelli soup
Boil and rinse vermicelli. Boil the chicken , put it out of the broth, cool, finely chop and return to the broth. Grated carrots and finely chopped onions fry in sunflower oil until golden brown, add to chicken broth. Salt and add spices, cook for another 15 minutes.

Tasty Facts

Vermicelli is ideal for breakfast – the most common dish, milk vermicelli , is popular with adults and children, vermicelli with cheese and even vermicelli casseroles are no less tasty, and vermicelli is often added to soups for satiety. Vermicelli in its pure form is cooked less often – because of the subtlety, even the highest quality vermicelli is very difficult to cook so that it does not stick together, and immediately after cooking, vermicelli must be eaten. Sticking of vermicelli, if you just cook it and leave it until tomorrow, will definitely happen. This is perhaps the most important difference from other types of pasta .

If you’ve boiled vermicelli and it’s stuck together, you can easily salvage it by making a casserole. Add eggs, milk and sugar to the pasta, mix well and put in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

When choosing, attention is drawn to the indication of flour in the composition. The difference in the name is small, but it depends on whether the vermicelli is like porridge or not. If it says “Flour from durum wheat of the highest grade” – that’s good. And if there are incomprehensible additions in the name of the ingredient, for example, “durum wheat flour for premium pasta”, this is suspicious. Durum wheat is all, but this does not mean that it belongs to the durum variety. And it is not clear what is the highest grade – flour or pasta? Because Vermicelli grade requirements are lower than those for flour. “Traces of eggs may remain,” and similar warnings in the ingredients should also warn the buyer.

Checking the quality of vermicelli is simple: pour a small amount of vermicelli with boiling water, cover and let stand for a couple of minutes. If the vermicelli is completely cooked from just one soak in boiling water, this is low-quality vermicelli, like instant noodles (not to be confused with classic noodles ). Such vermicelli can be put on a casserole or on milk vermicelli, in soups it will completely boil. And if the vermicelli remained firm and became only a little flexible – such vermicelli is of excellent quality and there are no eggs in it, it will not make porridge out of the soup, you can simply cook this as a side dish and serve with butter and cheese.