vietnamese rice rolls with prawns

squeeze some lime and dip in sauce

Fresh, crisp and healthy, these are the perfect starter or picnic snack. Add the black sesame seeds to increase the X factor.

You can add any filling you like, I used:

  • finely cut carrot julienne
  • finely sliced cucumber
  • spring onions, cut thinly lengthways
  • cooked prawns
  • slices of avo
  • coriander

Other great fillings:

  • rice noodles
  • mung bean sprouts
  • peppers, julienned
  • mint
  • basil
  • mango, pineapple
  • salmon, chicken, tofu, duck – etcetera

how to make:

  • Get all the fillings ready and lined up on a platter
  • Soak the rice paper rounds for a few seconds in boiling water.  The hotter the water, the quicker the softening. Then place the soft rice paper on a flattened out and dampened tea towel. They can be a bit sticky, but just gently pull apart.
  • Then fill and roll like I did here

I love this particular product which I recently discovered at Woolies

sweet indonesian soy sauce - great to dip

Hoi sin, plum, soya or sweet chilli sauce, or sweet chilli sauce with asian mayonnaise make great dips.

Serve with lime wedges or cheeks and dips.  Your friends will think you are very clever, and then they will love you even more after they have tasted these.  So all round a heartwarming win win.

pop on a platter

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4 Responses to vietnamese rice rolls with prawns

  1. nina June 7, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    Never thought healthy can look this good!! Wow!

  2. Koek! June 7, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    Mmm, those look gorgeously fresh and crunchy. Will certainly be trying the Indonesian soy sauce!
    Robyn

  3. Marisa June 7, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    The addition of the black sesame seeds makes for some devilishly handsome rice rolls! Noted to try that next time…

  4. drizzleanddip June 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    Thanks Robyn, They are soo easy to do. Little bit of effort, but the crunch and the ‘wow’ factor make it all worthwhile. Like quesadillas, a great way to use up odds and ends in a sparkly kinda way. x

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