Risotto Rice, Thai and Vermicelli Noodles

IAST’s Food and Feed Department, in fulfilling its mandate of producing value added products from locally sourced commodities while promoting extrusion technology and to transfer this technology to an investor, developed an extrusion process using locally grown rice as a main ingredient to produce Risotto Rice, Thai and Vermicelli Noodles.


Risotto Rice
Thai Noodles

The Institute’s process of extrusion created noodles which are more delicate in texture and flavor than wheat-based noodles such as pasta. The rice derived products are naturally low in gluton content.


As a product made of 100% white rice, the noodles and risotto are naturally gluten-free, making them a great choice for those suffering from celiac disease– the inability to digest gluten or have a gluten sensitivity.