Fresh Rice Paper Rolls

Makes 20 Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time 30 minutes   Rated:

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Fresh Rice Paper rolls have to be one of the first Vietnamese foods I was ever introduced to and I loved them then as I do now. They are super easy to make once you get everything organised ahead of time. The kids will enjoy assembling them too, so make it a family effort and enjoy.

OH, and that sauce...seriously good. You could also use Chilli Jam optionally or with! Just yummy.

Thanks Jenny!

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Need

  • 300 Grams pork belly or tenderloin
  • 1 Pinch Pink Salt Flakes BUY
  • 30 cooked, peeled prawns, butterflied
  • 100 Grams rice noodles. Cooked as per packet instructions
  • 20 rice paper sheets
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, cut into 5cm, sticks
  • Bunches Fresh Mint leaves
  • Bunches garlic chives
  • 1 Batch Sweet Garlic Hoisin Sauce to taste Recipe

Do

1  

Place a medium saucepan on the stove. Fill with enough water to cover the pork. Once the water is boiling, add a big pinch of salt and the pork. Reduce heat and cook on medium until pork is cooked through.

2  

Slice the pork thinly and set aside.

3  

Clear bench space and set up the following (starting from the left): prawns, pork, noodles, lettuce, cucumber and herbs. In front place four dinner plates side by side.

4  

Fill a large dish with cold water. Dip each rice paper sheet completely in the water for a second. Shake off excess water and place on to each plate.

5  

Once the sheets are soft, place 3 prawn pieces just below the half way point side by side. Top with a few pieces of pork, cucumber, noodles, lettuce and mint.

6  

To roll, bring the shorter sides of the rice paper toward the middle first, one side at a time. Use your fingertips to stick it down so it doesn't move.

7  

Then bring the bottom edge closest to you up and over to cover the filling. Add a few pieces of garlic chives, then roll it like you would a sleeping bag.

8  

Be gentle. If you are rough or fast you will rip the rice paper. Slowly peel it up off the plate as you roll.

9  

Repeat until you've used all the filling.

10  

Serve immediately with sweet garlic hoisin sauce or put them in the fridge for up to 3 hours before serving.

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