Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

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    50 mins

    These spring rolls are really healthy and not fried, and delicious with the dipping sauces. Well worth the effort - these are fantastic.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 60g rice vermicelli
    • 8 rice paper wrappers
    • 8 large cooked prawns, peeled, deveined and sliced in half lengthwise
    • 1, 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
    • 2 lettuce leaves, shredded
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic-chilli sauce
    • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped roasted peanuts

    Directions
    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Fold in uncovered sides of wrapper, then tightly roll to enclose the filling. Repeat with remaining rolls.
    4. In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar and garlic-chilli sauce.
    5. In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.
    6. Serve the rice paper rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin-peanut dipping sauces.

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    2870

    I'm Vietnamese so I was impressed when I saw such a great version of one of my favorite 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 shrimp, add some boiled pork that's thinly sliced. As well as some sprouts, shredded 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!  -  30 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    556

    This was so similar to a cooking class recipe that I lost that I just had to try it. I simplified the recipe by mixing the softened rice noodles with fish sauce (for flavor), and omitting the basil and mint. I added grated fresh carrots to the rolls for extra color and flavor. One of the tips I learned in the cooking class was to layer the ingredients for color and a good presentation. On the bottom end of the softened wrapper, place a leaf of lettuce, cut into two pieces, so that it lies flat. Top with shredded carrots, then rice noodles, then cilantro leaves. Just above this stack of ingredients, lay the split shrimp in a line. By doing this, the shrimp will be visible through the transparent wrapper, when the rolls are served. Diagonally slice off the uneven ends of the roll, and make a diagonal cut through the roll, dividing it into two pieces. By doing this, the beautiful green, orange, and white fillings are displayed. I served my rolls with a peanut dipping sauce. It was very, very good! The next day, I mixed the leftover rice noodles with fish sauce, shredded carrots, cooked shrimp, cilantro, peanut sauce, and chopped lettuce for a tasty and easy cold main dish.  -  31 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    427

    These fresh spring rolls are delicious! Don't be intimidated by the rice paper wrappers. Soak them one at a time in warm water until they are JUST soft then remove it to a paper towel and fill. The wrap will continue to soften. By the time you are finished adding the ingredients, it will be ready to roll. If you don't have ALL the ingredients called for in this recipe, please don't let that stop you from using what you do have and enjoying every bite.  -  05 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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