Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
YUMMMMM!!! I'd completely forgotten about rice paper rolls until my sister served them up for us a couple of weeks ago - they're now on high rotation in this household, and will be a weekly staple until we get sick of them! They are so healthy, so easy to prepare, super tasty and it's one of those fun, interactive meals that kids seem to love (well, my 20-month-old does anyway!). Like anything, have a play around with ingredients and use whatever tickles your fancy! Enjoy!
1 cup shredded chicken (either use cold barbecued chicken, or poach a chicken breast)
1 carrot, grated
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cucumber, cut into strips
1/4 packet rice stick noodles
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
12 rice paper rounds
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
Sweet chilli sauce (optional)
Cook rice noodles according to packet - place in a saucepan of boiling water for about 6 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain.
Prepare chicken, carrot, bean sprouts, cucumber and peanuts and arrange on a platter, along with the sauces and noodles.
Fill a medium bowl with warm water. Place 1 rice paper round in the bowl for about 15 seconds or until just soft. Place on a clean tea towel or paper towel. Transfer to plate, then put a strip of fillings in the centre. Fold ends in and roll up firmly to enclose filling. Serve with sauce and repeat.