How To Make Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Want to know how to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls? Need an alternative to deep-fried Asian spring rolls and egg rolls? Learn how to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls! These fresh, non-fried rolls are a tasty, healthy way to enjoy Asian cuisine and still stick to your healthy eating plan. Try this simple-to-make treat as a cool summer party appetizer or picnic snack.
Things You'll Need:
- 4 rice papers
- 4 large shrimp, (deveined), cooked
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 cup rice noodles
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley)
- Dip each rice paper in warm water for about 10 to 20 seconds. This makes the wrapper softer, and easier to fold and roll.
- Chop each shrimp in half. Lay 2 shrimp halves in the middle of each rice wrapper, then top with equal amounts of carrots, lettuce, rice noodles, and fresh cilantro.
- Fold the rice paper over the ingredients, tuck in the sides, and roll like a burrito. Moisten the last corner (if needed) to “glue” it together.
You’re done! Enjoy your Vietnamese Summer Rolls with a sweet chili or peanut dipping sauce.
- Find rice wrappers in your local grocery store or specialty Asian market.
- Looking for a heartier bite? Try substituting ground chicken or turkey for the shrimp. You can also purchase the thicker rice papers, and fill them with more of the same ingredients.
- These rolls can easily be fried for a more delectable experience. Just place in about an inch of vegetable oil, pre-heated. Fry over medium heat, turning frequently with tongs, until the rolls turn a crispy golden brown.
- Once fried, you now have spring rolls, technically.