How to make Khaub Piaj - homemade rice noodle chicken soup

This soup is great to eat on cold winter days or just days when you are feeling under the weather.  It can be enjoyed with various condiments such as fried garlic, chili paste, cilantro, green onion, fish sauce, etc ... Today, I will show how to make a simple rice noodle soup with chicken.

Serves 4 servings

Stock Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chicken pieces (you can use whatever pieces you want)
  • 5 cups water (you can add more later if you want it less thick)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass (chopped into 3 pieces) - optional
  • 3 chopped green onion for garnish - optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Noodle Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup hot boiling water
  • tapioca flour for dusting (keeping it from sticking)


Making the stock:

  1. Boil the chicken, salt, & lemonstalk in the water.
  2. Scoop out any foam that may be floating in the water.
  3. Cook for about 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will depend on how big you chopped up your chicken pieces.
  4. Take the chicken pieces out and shred them with a fork until you get small pieces.  Set the chicken aside in a bowl.

Making the noodles:



  1. Boil water in a pot.
  2. Mix the 1 cup rice flour (red one) and the 1 cup glutinous rice flour (green one) in a large bowl.
  3. Add 1 cup boiling hot water slowly into the mixture and mix it together until incorporated. You will have to use your hands to knead the dough.  If it is too dry, add 1 tsp water.  If it gets too sticky, add a few tsp of tapioca starch (blue one).
  4. On a large surface, lightly flour with tapioca starch.
  5. With a rolling pin, flatten out the dough.  Add tapioca starch so it doesn't get too sticky.
  6. Cut the noodle into long strings.

Putting it all together:



  1. Carefully place the noodles into the stock and boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Then add back the chicken pieces.  Add more water if it gets too thick. Be careful not to stir the noodles too much or else they will break.
  3. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Then it's ready to serve!
  4. Add any condiments of your choice!

Modifications to this recipe - time saver!

  • If you have a KitchenAid mixer or similar, mix the flours and water with the dough mixer.
  • If you have a KitchenAid noodle cutter, use the fetticine blade to cut the dough into strips.

Hope you enjoy this recipe.  Feel free to leave me any comments.



This rice noodle chicken soup recipe was really helpful and it is an easy one that can be made at home and as the ingredients like chicken stock and noodle are easily available ones so this can be served with less time when compared with other soups.  Good job!

I made it tonight for dinner. My family loved it! This was my first attempt at doing it by myself and I think it turned out great. I have a bigger family so I doubled the recipe and it turned out fine. It was just cracking and would fall apart when I tried to cut it but after awhile it worked itself out. I cut my noodles a little thinner than yours were but it didn't seem to matter. Thank you for sharing and developing this community to share in our recipes and carry on our traditions and culture of cooking with our daughters and families. This makes me proud to be Hmong.

Annie,thanks for all your wonderful recipes.They're so easy to follow and reminds me so much of my childhood and mother's cooking.

But I am actually writing in response to Wendy who posted from a year ago (lol).My family use to own a Chinese buffet and this was our recipe for the Sweet Biscuits (Sugar Buns).

You use buttermilk biscuits (that's already premade in the grocery store-philsbury or knock off brand both work).Cut them in half and deep fry them in canola oil (but any oil should work) until golden brown (or fully cooked inside and no longer doughy).Once cooked place it in a bowl and pour some sugar on it.Toss it around for a few seconds and now have sweet biscuits.Its so easy to make and hopefully all of you can enjoy =)

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First time making this and it was a success!! Thanks, Annie!!!

Annie, since my sister told me about your website, I have came here very often! Thanks to you, I have finally learned to make these noodles for this dish! I had the HARDEST time before and now, easy peasy!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

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THank you for your recipes. I always refer back to them because I forget the measurements. GReat work!


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