Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Hungry Recipes - Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps

Today I thought I would show you how super simple, fun and healthy rice paper rolls. I used chicken but you can use prawns if you like or tofu if you would prefer the vegetarian option. All are equally fantastic. This has been one of my favourite meals since I was in primary school and I ask for it every year for my birthday!


  • 500g Chicken, diced (Prawns, whole or Tofu, diced)
  • Spray oil
  • 1 tsp of fresh or jarred ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp honey (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 100g of dry vermicelli noodles
  • rice paper sheets
  • 2-4 carrots peeled and grated
  • 1 or 2 handfuls of mint leaves
  • bunch of chives
  • Sweet chilli sauce (to serve for dipping sauce)
 Optional Extras
  • thinly sliced capsicum
  • bean sprouts

  1. Get a bowl of very hot water and submerge your vermicelli noodles - they will take about 15 minutes to cook. They will thicken slightly and become slightly translucent. Once the noodles are cooked, drain to prevent overcooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a fry pan spray a little oil and add your garlic and ginger. Once fragrant add your chicken and cook for about 10-15 minutes until browned. Add your honey and soy sauce and mix until it slightly caramelises. Remove from heat.
  3. Boil your kettle and fill a bowl with hot water. This is for your rice paper.
Two Options for Serving
  1. Place all prepared ingredients in bowls/on platters. People can soak their rice papers, fill and roll their own wraps. I think this is the fun way of doing it!
  2. Prepare all wraps with the prepared ingredients and your guests can tuck in at their leisure.

Anybody reading this... Have you ever tried these? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. great minds must think alike as I made a batch of these LAST NIGHT!!!!

    1. I saw that on your blog :) They are so simple and oh so good!

  2. Wow! This sounds and looks delicious! I've never tried to make anything like this, but it sounds like something I would love :)

    1. I highly recommend trying it! The wrapping takes a little bit of practice but other than that it is a really simple recipe to make :)


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