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The Art of Rice Paper Rolls

The Art of Rice Paper Rolls

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Rice paper rolls (traditionally known as Gỏi cuốn) are a Vietnamese dish that usually consist of chicken, pork, vegetables and other ingredients wrapped up in rice paper. These Vietnamese rolls are healthy, simple and fun to make and pair beautiful with our dipping sauces.

The best thing about making rice paper rolls, is that the ingredients that go into the roll are completely up to you. To give you a little bit of inspiration, here are a few of our personal favourite combinations when making the rolls:

Chicken: Shredded chicken, shredded cabbage, beansprouts, fresh mint leaves, red capsicum and fresh coriander leaves.

Tuna: Drained tuna, cucumber cut into matchsticks, fresh mint leaves, grated carrot, beansprouts, avocado and vermicelli noodles.

Vegetarian: Shredded iceberg lettuce, beansprouts, grated carrot, cucumber and avocado cut into strips.

We are just getting started with these combinations, so feel free to get creative with it! They also make for the perfect go-to meal when there isn't much left in the fridge - as long as you have some meat or vegetables lying around (and rice paper of course), you're good to go. 


How to Roll

 

The actual rolling of the rice paper rolls is obviously a vital part of the process. The key, is to make sure that they are rolled round and tight, to ensure that the ingredients don't fall out while you're eating them. Follow our four steps for rolling your rice paper roll and you'll be a pro in no time!

Step 1: Fill a bowl with warm water and dip your rice paper into the water for about 3-4 seconds, or until the rice paper becomes moistened with the water. Lay the wet rice paper down and wait for 30 seconds to allow the water to soak up - rolling very wet rice paper will make things a bit difficult!

Step 2: Layer your filling ingredients on the edge of the rice paper closest to you

Step 3: Carefully wrap the edge of the paper closest to you over your ingredients and slowly start to roll away from you, making sure you "tuck" underneath the filling to keep the roll tight

Step 4: After you've rolled your little creation, you can choose to cut it into mini bites, in half, or keep it whole!

Rice paper rolls are even better when you have something to dip them into. Try sweet chilli sauce with lime juice, soy sauce or you can experiment by creating your own Asian dipping sauce. Make sure to check out our Vietnamese range for more of this delicious cuisine.

 


Enjoy! 

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