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
- 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
- 1 red chilli finely chopped including seeds
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon of Muscovado Sugar
- 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
- Cook the rice vermicelli as per instructions on the packet, drain and set aside
- Cook the beef and slice into thin strips and set aside
- To a wide based bowl add warm water and lay out a damp tea towel on the bench
- Dip the rice paper wrappers into the water 4-5 times remove and lay on the tea towel
- 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
- 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
- Continue until all ingredients are used
- To make the dipping sauce combine all ingredients
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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