Vermicelli pasta is a type of pasta made of durum wheat semolina and is used in Middle Eastern dishes.
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Although they have almost the same name, vermicelli pasta is not the same thing as vermicelli rice noodles.
Vermicelli pasta is made of durum wheat semolina and is used in Middle Eastern cuisines and vermicelli noodles are made with rice and used in Asian cuisines.
Vermicelli pasta is a very versatile ingredient and can be used in everyday cooking to make a simple chicken noodle soup, quick noodle salad, or a simple vermicelli rice dish.
Like couscous, when you toast it in butter before you use it, it really brings out another layer of flavor and enhances the dish!
Where Do You Buy Vermicelli Pasta?
You can find this noodle at middle eastern supermarkets, gourmet grocery stores, or online. When you are shopping for vermicelli pasta, do not confuse this with Asian vermicelli rice noodles.
They are different ingredients and have different textures when cooked.
Vermicelli pasta is made of durum wheat semolina and is yellow in color, like pasta. Vermicelli rice noodles are white in color and are made of rice.
If you cannot find vermicelli pasta, you can substitute it with broken-up pieces of angel hair pasta in place of vermicelli pasta.
How Do You Store Vermicelli Pasta?
You can store these the same way you would store your pasta and rice, in a well-sealed container in the pantry.
Recipes That Use Vermicelli Pasta
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