Rice Paper Rolls with Mango & Veggies
Guys, holiday time is back! Birthday month is only 10 days away and I am so happy that I am being spoilt silly already. It’s Thailand this time and I CAN NOT wait for the amazing amazing food that country has to offer. I’ve been to Thailand thrice already but every time we go to a new place, it is a new island and all of them are truly distinct in their own way. The last time I was in Thailand I had these Rice Paper Rolls and so many varieties opened up to me honestly once I tried the first one. While they are more common in Vietnam, the ones in Thailand are equally good.
I like to keep switching between what I add inside the rolls. Homemade rice paper rolls make such an awesome light dinner on hot summer days. They’re healthy, low on calories, and super easy to make! Plus, they’re also a wonderful appetizer for parties or a snack when you just want to make something quick for yourself. Every time I travel anywhere in Asia, I am sure to buy local ingredients so I can come back home and cook up a storm.
While you can add veggies, seafood or even fruit, in this recipe, I have added red cabbage, bell peppers, spring onion and mango. It is the most amazing combo especially when you serve it with a nice tangy dip. If you haven’t made these before, Rice Paper Rolls (also known as Summer rolls or Vietnamese spring rolls) are really simple to make. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, they require little preparation at all.
Rice Paper Rolls with Mango & Veggies | Vegan
Serves 2 | Prep time : 10 min | Cooking time : 2 min
Bell Pepper – 1, cut lengthwise or juilliened
Mango – 1, cut lengthwise (ensure it is not overtly ripe)
Spring onion greens – 2-3, long pieces
Red cabbage – shredded
Rice Paper rolls
Start by cutting up your veggies into thin stripes. Soak them in vinegar for about 15-20 min (this step is optionala nd does not apply to the mango)
Next, fill a shallow bowl with lukewarm water and dip the rice paper rolls in it. You will see they become soft in less than a minute.
Place the rice paper on a board or plate (oil the plate or board so the paper does not stick) and fill in the veggies and mango and fold it up like a buritto.
Serve with a peanut dip or a sweet chili sauce.