Rice vermicelli are thin
noodles made from rice, sometimes
also known as rice noodles or rice sticks. They should not be confused
cellophane noodles, which is
another type of vermicelli.
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Rice vermicelli are a part of several Asian cuisines, where
they are often eaten as part of a soup dish, stir fry, or salad. Rice vermicelli
are particularly prominent in the cuisines of People's Republic of China, Taiwan
and Southeast Asia. Rice vermicelli also feature in the cuisines of South India
and Sri Lanka, where they are called sevai or idiappam.