16rice paper wrappers~9 inches in diameter – found in the International or Asian food aisle
2cupcooked rice vermicelli noodles
2large carrotsshredded or cut into match sticks
1English cucumbershredded or cut into match sticks
2cupsshredded romaine lettuce
Garlic Lime Dipping Sauce
1tbspliquid honey or sugar
pinchof chili flakes for heat
Juice of 1 lime
Mix ingredients together in a saucepan. HeatStir in juice of 1 lime.
In a large pot of boiling water, cook rice vermicelli.
Vermicelli is cooking prepare vegetables.
Add ~1 inch of water to a large frying pan, bring water to a boil; keep water hot. This will be for cooking the rice wrappers.
Prepare garlic lime-dipping sauce. Put in a medium-sized bowl.
When you have all ingredients ready, start assembling rolls
Dip a piece of rice paper into frying pan of hot water to soften (Work with one rice wrapper at a time). Set on a cutting board.
In the middle of the rice wrapper, add in small amounts of your prepared vegetables. Fold the sides over the filling and roll up tightly. Set aside on a plate and cover with a clean damp towel until ready to serve.
Try different kinds of protein sources to add in staying power: sautéed tofu, chicken, cooked shrimp, or crab. Don’t have time to roll? Make this into a “bowl” – serve vegetables over rice vermicelli noodles or plain rice. Top with dipping sauce.