Fresh, crisp and healthy, these are Vietnamese summer rolls with prawns is 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 them apart.
  • Then fill and roll as 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 around a heartwarming win-win.

pop on a platter


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

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

  3. drizzleanddip

    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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