Rice paper rolls

I had always looked at photos of rice paper rolls & thought wow, they look amazing but well out of my reach in terms of difficulty! I bought the rice paper & soon after my brother told me he had just made some & that they were easy to make which gave me the motivation to do it. Very pleased I did!

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INGREDIENTS

Such a personal thing but here’s what I added (if my friend Georgia was eating them I would omit coriander)

250g pack       rice noodles
1 pack             rice paper rolls (can buy in most big supermarkets)
4                      baby peppers / capsicums – any colour, I like red, yellow & orange
6                      snow peas, sliced thinly on an angle
1 cup               lettuce
2 cups            mint & coriander torn up
1 large             carrot, grated (I only buy organic carrots now – they taste so much sweeter)
200g                 salmon, skinless & boneless, cut into small thin strips (just omit for a vegan RPR)
1 tablespoon      soy sauce (gluten free if you want the meal to be GF)
1 tablespoon      sesame oil
½ small               red chilli, chopped
1 tspn                 ginger, grated

METHOD

  1. thinly slice the salmon fillet
  2. put the sliced salmon fillet in a bowl, then add soy, sesame oil, ginger & chilli, cover with glad wrap (or cling film for my English family), then pop in the fridge for 20 minutes
  3. do your prep now – cut up peppers, snow peas, lettuce, herbs & grate the carrot.
  4. Cook rice noodles as per the instructions on the packet
  5. Allow noodles to cool
  6. Pan-fry the salmon – you should get some pretty good smells now, try not to eat all the salmon straight away!
  7. Get ready for rice paper rolling! There are always instructions on the packet but you will get the hang of doing it pretty quickly. Fun to do with a friend or with kids if you’re game & don’t mind noodles hanging off every surface in your kitchen (speaking from experience)

I found these rice paper rolls incredibly fresh but also filling. You could really add any ingredients you want into them & they really are good fun to make. Cooking & preparing meals shouldn’t be a chore.

DIETARY: gluten free, dairy free, vegan if you omit the salmon, pescetarian, sugar free

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