A light healthy vegetable rice paper roll for a nice light lunch, appetizer or snack!
Vegetable Rice Paper Roll:
Steam these vegetables, so they are still crisp to the bite (al dente):
- 3/4 cup of thin sliced cabbage or napa cabbage
- 1/4 cup of very thin sliced green pepper strips
- 1 green onion that is cut into long thin strips
- 1/4 cup of very thin carrot strips
Place the steamed vegetables into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 thin sliced mushroom.
Add sea salt and white pepper.
Add 1 pinch of five spice powder.
Add 1 small handful of mung bean sprouts.
Soak a 12" large rice paper spring roll sheet in hot water, till it becomes soft. (Use a wide shallow pan.)
Dampen a space on a counter top, so the rice paper does not stick.
Place the soft rice paper sheet flat on the wet countertop.
Mound the vegetables across the middle of the rice paper.
Fold the side edges over the ends, and roll the vegetable roll into a sealed tube shape. Try to keep the ends solid and flat, so the rice paper roll can be stood vertically after it is cut in half.
Vegetable Rice Paper Roll with Thai Peanut Sauce:
Bias cut the rice paper roll in half.
Set Both halves upright on a plate.
Pour a little bit of Thai peanut sauce on the plate. (Store bought Thai peanut sauce is fine for the recipe.)
Garnish the plate with:
- Chili oil marinated lotus root slices.
- Pickled seaweed salad
- Daikon radish kimchi.
- Sliced cucumber that is seasoned with sesame oil, a splash of rice vinegar, sea salt and white pepper.
- Slice Carrots and scallions that are marinated with soy sauce and sugar.
- Snow peas and sprouts that are marinated with sesame oil, minced ginger and a little bit of lime lime juice.
- Sun dried anchovies that are coated with hoisin sauce.
Some of these condiments can be found pre-made and packaged at an asian market, but they are all easy to make. There is no need for excesses of marinade. Just flavor the marinated items and do not let the marinated items swim in each marinade!
This is a nice snack recipe that is healthy! Who says vegetarian food has to be boring? There are many great simple flavor combinations on this plate! Yum! ... Shawna