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Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll

on January 30, 2010

I love Thai and Vietnamese food! But we can hardly get any good ones here. Vietnamese…none at all. 😦

So during our  trip to Sydney late last year, I ate and ate and ate Vietnamese food to my heart’s content and bought this back:

From the Asian grocer all the way from Sydney!

Rice paper. I wasn’t sure if they sell this in KL or not, so I didn’t want to take any chances…

Vietnamese cuisine is very light as they use mostly raw vegetables, or simply cooked in a light spicy and sour sauce. This particular entree type dish is one of my favorite! And easy to make as well.

Minced and tofu mix cooking

My fav food at the moment - fresh vege. Baby is a vegetarian???This for show only...Hubby in the background saying "CAN WE EAT YET?????"Ooo..yummmmmmmmmm

Vietnamese Rice Rolls;

Ingredients: (the following amount is for 2-3 persons, 1 meal)

Meat filling-

Appx 1 cup chicken or pork mince

3-4 Shallots – chopped finely

2 pieces hard , cut into very small cubes – lightly fried till brown

3-4 pieces of chinese dried mushrooms, soaked and then chopped finely

2-3 tablespoons fried ground peanuts

A small handful of glass noodles (tang hoon), soaked

A handful of fresh coriander – finely chopped

Vegetables-

Salad leaves

Shredded cucumber

Shredded carrots

Beansprouts

Sauce:

1 tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp water, 1 clove garlic-minced, 1 small red chilli-chopped, 1/2 tsp brown sugar/palm sugar. Combine all ingredients and set aside for at least 15 minutes for flavours to infuse.

Method:

1. Heat some peanut oil in pan, fry shallots till slightly brown

2. Add in minced meat and fry till cooked

3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, except peanuts and coriander. Fry for a further 2-3 mins.

4. Season with fish sauce and some pepper

5. Turn off heat, and immediately stir thru peanuts and coriander

6. Take a piece of rice paper and soak in warm water for 10 seconds or until soft

7. Place a piece of salad leaf in the middle. Top with some of the meat mixture, and fresh vegetables. Fold rice paper like how you would fold a spring roll.

8. Serve immediately with sauce

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