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Soft Asian Summer Roll

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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2 ounces Vietnamese or Thai rice noodles
6 rice paper rounds
1/4 cup, or 12 fresh Thai basil leaves (or regular basil leaves), rinsed and dried
6 medium shrimp cooked and halved
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup, or 12 whole large fresh mint leaves, rinsed and dried
3 red-leaf  lettuce leaves, leaves, spines removed, leaving 6 halves

Bring water to a boil and cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain rinse and cool (makes about 2 cups).

 

Line up ingredients in small bowls before beginning to make rolls. Fill a large bowl or saucepan with very warm water. Place a rice paper round in the hot water. Soak for between 30 seconds and 1 minute, or until rice round is pliable and pattern on the round is barely visible. Remove and place on a clean, slightly damp kitchen towel.

 

Place 2 basil leaves on the inner edge of the rice round, about 1-inch from the edge and leaving about 1-inch on each side. Top with approximately 1/4 cup cooked rice noodles. Place 2 shrimp halves on top. Top with about 2 tablespoons carrots then 2 leaves of mint. Fold 1 piece of lettuce leaf and place on top of pile. Bring the edge over filling and tuck underneath. As you continue to roll, fold in the sides. Finish rolling, repeat with the other rolls, and reserve under a damp cloth or paper towel. When ready to serve, slice in half and serve, cut ends up, with dipping sauce.


Vinegar dipping sauce

1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons warm water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon fish sauce or low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely shredded carrot
1 scallion thinly sliced

Dissolve sugar in warm water, combine with other ingredients, and chill until ready to use.

by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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Stevied13
by Steph on Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Sounds good.
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jaytee
by Jen on Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Sounds difficult to make but yummy
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jaytee
by Jen on Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Sounds difficult to make but yummy
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Noni2319
by Chrissy on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Yum
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BelindaDuvessa
by Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I might be able to try these.  Not a fan of most Asian rolls, but there's nothing in this one that seems like I wouldn't like it.

kurtkamkaitsmom
by Kerry on Aug. 24, 2012 at 7:30 AM

 Sounds good

Shani527
by Shannon on Aug. 24, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Sounds good.

Mommee42boyz
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Sounds good to me too.
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