RICE PAPER ROLLS
Fresh rice paper rolls are a fun way to get everyone involved in making dinner. A perfect meal all types of eating habits, there's plenty of flexibility in the fillings to choose from!
Ingredients + Preparation
- Rice paper sheets (One packet)
- Cabbage (2 cups, sliced off the head)
- Carrot (Two, grated)
- Fensi / sweet potato starch noodles (150g, cooked)
- Coriander (1 cup, stems removed)
- Pickled ginger (To taste)
- Kewpi mayo (To taste)
- Hot water
- Chicken (Two breasts, sliced in finger-sized pieces)
- Tofu (Sliced in finger sized pieces)
- Sesame oil (2 tbsp)
- Soy sauce (2 tbsp)
- Garlic (One clove, minced)
- Ginger (Size of thumb to middle knuckle, skin removed and minced)
Yum Yum Yum Sauce:
- Ketchup (4 tbsp)
- Worcestershire sauce (2 tbsp)
- Hoisin sauce (1 tbsp)
- Oyster sauce (1 tbsp)
- Sriracha (To taste)
1. Divide the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger between two bowls. Add chicken to one and tofu to the other. Let rest for at least 5 minutes, but longer is better!
2. On medium-high heat, cook your marinated chicken and/or tofu until golden and cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.
2. Boil water and cook starch noodles as per instructions on the packet.
3. Set all your prepped ingredients out. Pour hot water into a baking tray or deep plate (this will be where you wet the rice paper).
4. Soak the entire rice paper sheet in the hot water for 5 seconds, until it starts to go limp.
5. Place it spread out on a plate and begin to fill with the veggies, meat and sauces. Start with the smaller sized ingredients first and finish with the bigger ones (this will limit things falling out).
6. To roll:
- Fold the sides over into the middle.
- Pull the bottom (closest side to you) up over the fillings and tightly tuck it under itself.
- Applying enough pressure to keep the fillings in place, roll up to the top of the sheet to close it off.
Light clean citrus flavors in the Pinot will pair beautifully with delicate and fresh flavors in the rice paper rolls. Could also drink this with a dryer sparkling wine, like Cava. Good acidity and citrus will go nicely with this dish. Stay away from an aged sparkling or one that has more brioche notes. Suggest to stick with a learner style of sparkling.
Tips + Tricks
- Can also include prawns, char siu pork or any other veggies and stuffings you might like.
- These are a great make now, eat later meal to take with you if you're going out for the day.
Much healthier than deep fried egg rolls. If you are concerned about saturated fats or cholesterol, use chicken instead of shrimp or pork. Adding more vegetables in each roll will add flavor and vitamins and minerals, a win-win!