How to make rice-soy noodles

To increase the protein content of the Filipino diet, researchers at FNRI (DOST) have come up with an enriched kind of noodle that can somehow supplement their protein and energy needs.


Rice (880 grams) -- or 4½ cups
Water (630 ml.) or 2 3/4 cups
Soybean flour (200 grams) or 2½ cups
Salt (30 grams) or 6 tsps.
Cornstarch (50 grams) or ½ cup


Noodle machine
Solar dryer/cabinet dryer


1. Measure 4½ cups rice, soak in 2 3/4 boiling water for an hour.
2. Grind the soaked rice.
3. Add the 2½ cups soybean flour, 6 teaspoons salt and ½ cup ground rice.
4. Mix well for about 5-7 minutes to make dough.
5. Mold the dough into balls about 6.5 cm.-7.5 cm. diameter.
6. Cook in boiling water for 30 minutes.
7. Drain the cooked dough for about 10 minutes.
8. Pass the dough through the noodle machine to make noodles.
9. Dry the noodles in a cabinet dryer for 4 hours at 48°C-50°C or in the sun until they become brittle.

Source: FNRI (DOST); photo courtesy of

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