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noodles in soup

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jmax Nov 12, 2008 08:31 AM

I hate adding noodles to a soup and having them turn to mush while soaking up all the broth while sitting in the fridge for a few days. Any tips on cooking and storing noodles separately from the soup. For example - should I rinse the noodles with cold water, stir some oil into them while they are cooling. I want to heat the soup in the microwave and add the noodles once it is hot.

Thanks

  1. monavano Nov 12, 2008 08:41 AM

    I would rinse and drain them, then store in a zipped plastic baggie. No oil. Throw them into the soup when you reheat.
    Hope this helps.

    1. j
      jpc8015 Nov 12, 2008 08:53 AM

      I like to make a big pot of chicken and vegetable soup then add whatever starch I am going to use to each portion right before serving it. One day it will be egg noodles the next day it will be rice or dumplings.

      1. paulj Nov 12, 2008 11:20 AM

        A related recent thread about starches (noodles and rice) in soup
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/566777

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