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Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Beautiful, Fresh salad, noodles, prawns, chicken or beef wrapped in rice paper with dipping sauce. A must for healthy eaters and food lovers. Easy to make suitable for lunches, party entrees/appetisers, kids and vegetarians.


  • lettuce 4 x leaves

  • vermicelli noodles 1 x packet

  • bean shoots 1 x handful

  • cucumber x 1

  • prawns/cooked chicken (half bird)/beef strips (any of the three, or you can mix them up and have a variety) if vegetarian obviously disregard this ingredient

  • tomatoes (optional) x 1

  • coriander (optional) x 1 bunch

  • rice paper x 1 packet

  • dipping sauce

  • hoisin/soya sauce/sweet chilli (either is fine)

  • if with hoisin (optional) crush unsalted peanuts and add to sauce


  • 1.

    Prepare vegetables, wash lettuce cut into strips, wash slice cucumber into long thin strips, wash shoots, slice tomatoe, wash coriander, set aside.

  • 2.

    Boil Vermicelli, rinse & set aside

  • 3.

    Can buy ready cooked prawns; peel and de-vain, slice down the middle, set aside

  • 4.

    Can buy a ready cooked chook and rip into shreds, or cut chicken into strips, marinade with oyster sauce, soya sauce, garlic, honey, salt & pepper. Quickly fry for a few minutes and set aside. Can follow same method if prefer beef, fry with butter rather than oil

  • 5.

    Boil full kettle of water, pour into large bowl, dip one rice paper into water so is wet all over and place rice paper flat onto plate

  • 6.

    At one end put cucumber, lettuce, tomatoe, shoots, coriander, noodles and meat of choice, roll over once, fold in edges and roll remaining til rice paper roll forms a cylinder shape.

  • 7.

    Enjoy with your dipping sauce of choice.

  • 8.

    There you have your first rice paper roll. mix it up with the veges/salad add any other favourite veges you may like, can add more than one meat aswell. great for entrees and starters, even for lunch.


can be prepared earlier and rested in fridge, will need to come to room temperature before serving. approx 15-20mins and keep in air-tight container or glad wrapped.

make sure rice paper is completely wet before making roll

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Posted by Report
I do love these and never quite been game enough to try make them for my self, thanks for sharing a great recipe:)
Posted by crippsprincessReport
its really easy to make. the preparation is a bit tedious. i hope u do try them they are beautiful :)
Posted by thelegendReport
Maybe I'm not looking in the right place, but for the life of me, I can't see how many serves this recipe makes.
If in fact that doesn't appear anywhere in this recipe, then don't're not the only one guilty of this omission!!!
But why, for goodness sake don't people submitting recipes include this little piece of valuable/important information.
Wouldn't you like to know how many serves a particular recipe makes??? I do.
Posted by Sharon159Report
Usually I make about 12-15 rolls for 2 people.