Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
- 60g rice vermicelli or rice noodles
- 8 rice paper wrappers
- 8 large cooked prawns, peeled, deveined and cut in half
- 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
- 2 lettuce leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic-chilli sauce
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped roasted peanuts
Preparation:45min › Cook:5min › Ready in:50min
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Boil rice noodles for 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain. Rinse thoroughly with cold water so they don't stick together.
- Fill a large shallow bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper on the bench and place 2 prawn halves, a handful of noodles, basil, mint, coriander and lettuce in a row across the centre, leaving about 5cm of the wrapper uncovered on each side.
- Fold in uncovered sides of wrapper, then tightly roll to enclose the filling. Repeat with remaining rolls.
- In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar and garlic-chilli sauce.
- In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.
- Serve the rice paper rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin-peanut dipping sauces.
Used different ingredients. I'm Vietnamese so I was impressed when I saw such a great version of one of my favourite dishes. For those of you who are willing to add a bit more effort to make the rolls even that much more "authentic" here are some suggestions: along with the prawn, add some boiled pork that's thinly sliced. As well as some sprouts, grated carrot and a long thinly sliced piece of cucumber. And for an easy and excellent peanut dipping sauce, mix 1 part crunchy peanut butter to 2 parts hoisin sauce. Whisk over medium heat until blended, adding a few splashes of water to make the sauce less thick. This sauce truly MAKES the dish! Hope this was helpful! - 29 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. I am planning on making these for an upcoming get together and wondered how long in advance I could make these. - 19 Mar 2010
This will become a family favourite I'm sure. We all enjoyed a light and healthy meal with great flavours. We won't bother with the fish sauce mix, instead the Peanut Butter & Hoi Sin Dipping Sauce is a hit. Do yourself a favour and saute green prawns in your favourite flavours in stead of bland precooked prawns and add in your favourite vegies! - 18 Oct 2010