rice paper love!

My husband introduced these to me 20+ years ago and they have been a faithful on the table ever since! 

I'd love to know how many of our children(let's talk under 10) will sit down to a bowl of raw carrot, spinach, corn, avocado and snow peas.....I'm guessing not many and let me tell you, might children don't either. However these rice paper rolls are a little bit of magic when it comes to getting the children to eat raw. 

Seriously simple to throw together at any time & yes, more of a meal than a snack but since it's so simple I knew you'd probably love them too! You don't have to use all the vegetables listed below and it's about using what you have in the fridge. The herbs I think are not negotiable and always have to be there however my little ones love no herbs so give them both a try.

MAKES: 8-10 rolls                              PREP TIME: 15 mins         

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-2      carrots - grated
  • 1         cucumber(seedless) - cut into thin lengths
  • 1         red capsicum - cut into thin lengths
  • 10       snow peas - cut into really thin lengths
  • 1          corn cob(kernals cut off)
  • 1-2      avocados - skinned and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup  mung beans
  • 1/ cup baby spinach
  • 1          handful of fresh coriander
  • 1          handful of fresh mint
  • 6         eggs - whisked and pan fried as a large flat omelette  OR 
  • 6         chicken thigh fillets BBQ'd
  • 1          @mayvers dark roasted peanut butter
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METHOD:

  1. Place all vegetables on a large platter/plates
  2. Prepare a large water bath(we use a frying pan filled with tap water) for dipping the rice papers in to soften)
  3. Dip Rice paper into water until wet all over
  4. Place rice paper onto plate
  5. Using a knife spread a thin line of peanut butter 2/3 way the middle
  6. Start with carrot and follow with all other vegetables over the peanut butter
  7. Finish with meat or eggs
  8. Drizzle with sauce
  9. Fold bottom 1/6 up and then roll the side over the filling until  roll completed
  10. Prepare to stuff yourself entirely with delicious crunchy goodness!!!!

SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1            fresh lime - juiced
  • 1 cl        fresh garlic grated
  • 1            fresh ginger knob grated(about the same size as the garlic)
  • 1/4 cup Kikkoman salt reduced soy
  • 1tb        fish sauce
  • 1tsp      seasame oil
  • 4tbs     sweet chilli sauce
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SAUCE METHOD:

  1. Place all ingredients in a jar
  2. Close lid tightly
  3. Shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes
  4. Done!              

make.        eat.       enjoy.