Sunday, January 30, 2011

Getting creative in the kitchen

Years ago my mum used to make yummy rice paper rolls with all sorts of fillings. She hasn't made them in years so I decided to take up the task on Saturday.

I must say they turned out pretty well. There were lots left over and they must have been a hit because the ones I saved for Monday work lunch were gone by Sunday afternoon. This lead me to make another batch and even tweak the recipe a bit.

For those who want to play along and make them at home here are the ingredients and instructions.

1 pack of rice paper wraps (from the Asian section of the super market)
1 x pack of rice vermicelli
1 x iceberg lettuce
1 x pack of bean shoots
1 x leek
1 x chicken or pork mince
Soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce or any other yummy dipping sauce

Brown the chicken in the pan, add soy sauce and then leeks. Meanwhile, soak vermicelli noodles in hot water for 2 minutes and shred lettuce. Prepare a large square container and fill with boiling water. Dip rice paper in water for 30 seconds, lay on damp towel, fill with desired ingredients, roll up. Serve hot or cold with dipping sauce of choice. Voila!

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