Oh how I love rice paper rolls! My friend Eva knows this well and spoilt me rotten with rice paper rolls with apple in them. Many people think you have to dip a rice paper into warm water to soften it. Instead, use a clean wet cloth to rub warm water on the rice paper and you’ll find it holds together better. This recipe feeds 2-3 hungry people.
1 packet of rice paper sheets
1 bowl of warm water and a clean cloth
1 packet of marinated tofu, cooked
1 cup of fresh bean shoots
2 apples, sliced into thin pieces
1/4 of a Chinese cabbage, sliced into fine pieces
3 carrots, slivered into fine sticks
1 handful of coriander, roughly chopped
1 handful of fresh mint, roughly chopped (I love Vietnamese Mint for this recipe)
1 cup of vermicelli noodles, cooked and then cooled
Sweet chili sauce
Hoi sin sauce
1. Prepare fillings and place on a large plate/platter.
2. Place rice paper sheet on your plate. Dip the clean cloth into the bowl of water water. Rub the wet cloth over your rice paper to dampen it.
3. Choose your favourite fillings and organise in a sausage shape in the centre of sheet (well, a little closer to one end makes for easier wrapping).
4. Wrap up your rice paper roll like a present, folding in the short edges and rolling towards the long edge.
5. Eat as is or dunk in your favourite sauce. Yum!
SOURCE: Thank you, Eva.