Tuesday, May 20, 2014

East is Easy Vietnamese Inspired Savoury and Sweet

I enjoy making a variety of dishes from around the world to keep our meals fun and interesting. I find it is always fun for my family and I, to travel to different parts of the world with different cuisines and explore food from the comfort of our home. This weekend I decided to make rice paper rolls, which I haven't made for a long time. These filling rolls can be served as a snack or a meal. Along with these Vietnamese Spring Roll Wrappers, I served a delicious cassava cake
Although I like to plan my meals, some days this is not possible and meal times come before I am ready for it :) At these times, I like making simple yet interesting dishes so having convenient sauces, noodles, spring rolls, frozen flat bread, canned beans like chickpeas at home makes things easy. This way we can keep the expenses of eating out less. 
Here is the recipe for the Rice Paper rolls I made during one of our meal dilemmas...  
Spring Roll Wrappers or rice paper rolls
hot water

For the filling...
1/2 cup cabbage thinly sliced
1/2 cup carrots thinly sliced
2 tbsp dried shrimp or 2 tbsp fresh shrimp chopped
1 tbsp soya sauce to taste
1 tbsp sesame oil or other type of oil

If you are using dried shrimp soak for about 5 minutes and then add it to the stir fry. Heat oil and sauté the cabbage, carrot and shrimp on medium high heat. Then add soya sauce and remove from heat. 

Soak the rice paper wrap inside the hot water for about 10 seconds and place the filling in the center of the rice paper wrap. Fold the sides on the left and right towards the inside and then roll the side close to use in a jelly roll. Serve with classic Vietnamese style Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce or Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce.

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30 comments:

  1. I have never handled rice paper rolls, love the filling looks delicious

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  2. Yum! I attended a community kitchen years ago where we learned to make these!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  3. the spring rolls look like a great idea without the shrimp, just with vegetables. I think I need to try those one day (I don't eat seafood so no shrimp in mine lol)

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  4. Those look awesome! On my to-try list!!!

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  5. filling looks delicious would love to try making them

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  6. Thank you for the recipes. They look delicious and easy to make.
    Florence C

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  7. Yummy
    Florence C

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  8. YUM! I just bought rice paper on Monday and am looking for some great recipes!

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  9. I love Spring Rolls but have never made them

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  10. I have never made spring rolls but I do love to eat them. A friend of my sister's makes them and brings them to get togethers. They could be my 1st, 2nd and 3rd courses.

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  11. Yumm! I've never made spring rolls before. I keep seeing the rice paper at the grocery store and had been wondering what I could make with them. Now I know!

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  12. This sounds like a delicious recipe!

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  13. looks good and thanks for the FB link
    jan

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  14. Ugg...I feel so uncreative. However, I have kept my eye on the Blue Dragon products in the store. I know where they are. I need to make a reason to serve, and summer might just be the reason. Thank you!

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  15. I love spring rolls but have never tried to make them

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  16. I have always felt that making these would be difficult but after reading your recipe, I am keen to try it!

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  17. Spring Rolls, Rather than make them myself I will get my sister friend to make me some.

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  18. I love spring rolls, but I can not find any rice papers around where I live, which totally sucks!! or I would be making these all the time

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    1. Superstore has rice paper now! I was so excited to see that!

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    2. Well, here goes! I'm making this for dinner now!

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  19. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! These are amazing!! I used coconut oil instead of sesame oil. So good!!

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    1. Thank you Viv for letting me know happy to hear it turned out delicious. It is easy and flavourful right :)

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  20. Instead of fresh cabbage I would use kimchi. I have all the ingredients.

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