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Easy Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls Recipe

 

Easy Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls Recipe

We love these Vietnamese-style rice paper rolls in the warm weather months. They are a great choice for entertaining, or a weekend picnic.  They are easy to make and easy to adapt with the ingredients that you have available – they can be adapted to make a vegetarian or gluten free option. This is a family friendly recipe, my children love to eat them and the left overs make a nice change for work and kinder lunches.

  • Serves: Makes 13
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Marinate:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Worcester Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil

Rice Paper Rolls:

  • 500 grams of rump steak
  • rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 carrot – peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 capsicum – cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado – halved and sliced
  • 1 zucchini – peeled and cooked on a griddle pan then sliced
  • large handful of fresh herbs – eg: coriander, mint, Vietnamese mint, basil – use any combination of these
  • Vietnamese rice paper spring roll wrappers – 1 packet – 150 grams

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 red chilli finely chopped including seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Muscovado Sugar

Steps:

  1. To make the marinate – combine all ingredients and add to a bowl with the meat to marinate for at least a few hours in the fridge
  2. Cook the rice vermicelli as per instructions on the packet, drain and set aside
  3. Cook the beef and slice into thin strips and set aside
  4. To a wide based bowl add warm water and lay out a damp tea towel on the bench
  5. Dip the rice paper wrappers into the water 4-5 times remove and lay on the tea towel
  6. To the edge closest to you add a small pile of the vermicelli noodles and then add the beef, carrot, capsicum, zucchini, avocado, and herbs on top
  7. Fold the bottom of the wrapper upwards and just over the ingredients then fold each side in towards the middle then roll away from you
  8. Continue until all ingredients are used
  9. To make the dipping sauce combine all ingredients

Rice Paper Roll Preparation

Fold Wrappers

Roll paper rolls

Hints and Tips:

  • Do not let the wrapper soak in the water until they are too floppy or they will be difficult to fold.
  • Add any ingredients you enjoy – use chicken or tofu instead of beef and any vegetables and herbs that you have available
  • A satay sauce can be used for dipping instead of the chilli sauce for the kids
  • If you do not have time to marinate the meat just cook it plain as the sauce you use adds a flavour boost. 

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