Rice flour (also rice powder) is a form of flour made from finely milled rice. It is distinct from rice starch, which is usually produced by steeping rice in lye. Rice flour is a common substitute for wheat flour. It is also used as a thickening agent in recipes that are refrigerated or frozen since it inhibits liquid separation.
Capellini Cort are short, thin vermicelli noodles classically used in soups and pilafs. At Piyale, we have been making traditional pasta - or “makarna” - in Turkey since 1922. Our delicate short angel hair pasta noodles (Tel Sehriye) are made with Turkish Durum wheat semolina and soft wheat semolina. For a delicious base to a traditional or modern rice pilaf, pan toast our Capellini Corti in butter and olive oil for 4 or 5 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Then add your cooking liquid (chicken or veggie stock will work beautifully), salt and rice. Pre-soaking the rice for 15-20 minutes will shorten the cooking time! If you’re using Tel Sehriye in a bulgur pilaf, toast the bulgur along with the vermicelli noodles to bring out their extra nutty flavor. For a refreshing side dish, top the cooked pilaf with lemon zest or tangy Turkish or Greek yogurt and with minced parsley or mint. Capellini Corti pilafs make delicious one-pot meals with shredded chicken or ground meat and a wonderful base for any saucy dish. If you love making soup, Piyale Capellini Corti are the perfect ingredient for chicken soup, tomato soup and soups calling for barley, rice or couscous.