If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a fried spring roll or just something different to try for a summery lunch or fresh side dish, this is a delicious place to start!
They can be quite fiddly to wrap as the rice paper is delicate (I’ve ripped a few in my own experience) but take it steady and you’ll be fine!
I usually do my food shopping at Aldi, Tesco and Sainsburys and you can pick up all of the recipe’s ingredients from any of these – and they’re not too expensive either (as a student, I fully feel the struggle of finding good quality and affordable food)!
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Rice paper rolls
- 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 50g tofu, cut into small cubes
- 200g chicken mince (you can also use turkey or pork!)
- 100g mushrooms, thinly sliced
- Fresh vegetables: lettuce, coriander, cucumber, carrot, mint (choose for personal preference!)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp oyster sauce
- Heat the cooking oil in a wok.
- Add garlic, shallots, minced chicken and tofu. Stir until chicken is cooked.
- Season with sugar, light soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and mix well together.
- Soak rice paper in cool water to soften and place on chopping board.
- If you want to have a go at being a bit fancy, lie some strips of carrot and sesame seeds on the rice paper before adding your fillings!
- Put some pieces of fresh vegetables onto the rice paper, then add the cooked filling.
- Wrap the rice paper over the filling and roll. When you roll to half-way, fold in the sides to avoid your filling falling out!
- Cut your rolls in half with a sharp knife.
- Serve with spicy seafood, sweet chilli or peanut sauce.
“First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher
Give them a go and let me know what you think!