Rice Paper Rolls

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Rice Paper Rolls  make a great  snack, easy lunch or you may wish to serve them as a starter, when friends drop in.  They are light and easy to eat and you won’t be stopping at just one.

150 grams Rice Paper Wrappers (1 pack)
1 Cooked Chicken Breast (thinly sliced)
1/2 Continental Cucumber (thinly sliced)
3 Baby Cos Lettuce Leaves (thinly sliced)
2 Spring Onions (thinly sliced)
1 Medium Carrot (sliced use a potato peeler)
3 Thin Pieces of Tofu (pan fried with a little soy sauce or Asian sauce of your choice and then thinly sliced)
1/2 Red Capsicum (thinly sliced)

Medium bowl of warm water
Moist Tea Towel

Preparation Time 45 minutes including the chopping/slicing of ingredients.
Serves 5

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Place one sheet of rice paper in a bowl of warm water, once it is soft and pliable place on a moist tea towel.

Spread a portion of each ingredient on the bottom end of the rice paper.  Fold the bottom edge over the fillings, then fold in both sides (left & right) and roll up into a roll.  Repeat this process until you finish.

IMG_4229Dipping Sauce

50 ml Fish Sauce
3 Teaspoons of Lime Juice
1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)
Sesame Oil (2 drops)
1/2 Teaspoon Chopped Chilli
1/2 Teaspoon Chopped Coriander

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Cook’s Tips

Ensure that the water in the bowl is warm and not too hot.  You will need to refresh the warm water as it will cool after a little while.

Some recipes suggest adding vermicelli rice noodles to the roll.  I find the rolls are lighter without using the rice noodles.   However, you may wish to add prawns, pork or other Asian vegetables to explore the flavours and combinations that you enjoy.  Just remember not to make the roll too bulky as it may be difficult to roll.   I vary what I put inside the rolls.  Some I add a combination of chicken, tofu & vegetables.  Others may just be vegetables or I combine tofu and vegetables.  Feel free to experiment.

IMG_4296Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Rice Paper Rolls

    1. Thank you for the Korean cooking link. I checked it out and will definitely give Shabu-Shabu a go. I have my portable camping stove just like the one used in the photos. My family will enjoy this dish. 🙂

      1. I will endeavor to do my best!!!!! I have a few other things on my list first. With Christmas not far away I need to prioritize. I need to work on a few posts for the blog. 🙂

  1. These look really good, Milanka! I have never made or eaten these before. The sauce sounds wonderful. They would be perfect for a light summer dinner here in Arizona!

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