Chinese Rice Noodle Recipe: Yunnan Cold Rice Noodles

Cold Rice Noodles

Check out this Chinese rice noodle recipe and learn to cook the authentic Yunnan-style rice noodles with an extremely easy cooking method.

To see cooking process of this dish, please watch Americans in Chinese Kitchens Episode 6: Yunnan Cuisine.

Total Time:

Prep: 2 min

Cook: 30 min

Servings: 2


  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 package dried rice noodles
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoon Chinese Dandan noodle sauce (or Sichuan spicy chili sauce)
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Put 6 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn off the heat and soak the dried rice noodles in the hot water, covered, until the noodles completely soften (about 20 minutes).

Heat a large pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, add enough vegetable oil to coat the pan and heat for 20 to 30 seconds. When the oil is hot, add ground pork and stir-fry the meat until it becomes white.

Add Chinese Dandan noodle sauce (or Sichuan spicy chili sauce) and continue to stir-fry the meat for another 5 seconds. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Use cold water to cool the rice noodles, and then dry the noodles. In a big bowl, mix rice noodles with the cooked pork, soy sauce and sesame oil. Top the noodle mixture with chopped cilantro and serve.

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