Vietnamese Rice paper Rolls – Fiesta Friday Anniversary:Week One

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The count down has begun, the carpets have been laid, the invites have been sent out, preparations are on full swing, menus all planned, mise en place well organised for service, the best of silver polished and the dresses are out of the wardrobe for the biggest ever block party-

                   ‘ First Annual Fiesta Friday’

Since this is a big event for all us excited and hungry party goers, it will span for two weeks in a row, ‘Non Stop’. 

Week 1: The  Amuse-Bouches and Appetizers week. 

Week 2: Main course and Desserts week

Venue : The Novice Gardener

The elegant party host Angie has made sure it is celebrated in style. This week happens to be the ‘Appetizers & Amuse-Bouches’ round. So, I am rushing to Angie’s place @ The Novice Gardener. Two most amazing blogger friends Hilda @Along The Grapevine and Julianna @Foodie On Board are co-hosting this gala event.They are going to make sure every one is going to have a great time. Do join us for some fun and feasting 🙂

For all those who have missed out on the invite, I am adding the invite at the end of the post on behalf of the gracious host  Angie.

For week 1 , I am planning to get two appetizers. The second one I will be plating up soon. I want to reach early, as I don’t want to miss out on anything. My first appetizer will be ‘Vietnamese rice paper spring rolls. Absolutely light, healthy and fresh. Because  there are too many dishes to be tasted.

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    Vietnamese Rice Paper Spring Rolls


What you need for the filling:

  • 1 cup finely shredded chinese cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded roast /rotisserie/barbecue chicken
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bell peppers yellow,red,green
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 100 g rice vermicelli
  • 1 tbsp. thai fish sauce/Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup fresh mint and basil leaves chopped
  • 12 rice paper sheets

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Method:

  1. Soak the vermicelli in a bowl of warm water and drain when the threads are translucent (or as per instructions on the packet).
  2. Add all the other ingredients except rice paper, in a large bowl.
  3. Add drained vermicelli and toss well.
  4. Now soak rice papers in a shallow bowl of water one at a time for 15 seconds( more than one can stick to each other).
  5. Remove gently and place on a clean tea towel.
  6. Arrange a heaped tablespoon of the chicken filling along the center of the rice paper and roll up firmly like a spring roll.
  7. Repeat with remaining rice paper wrappers and filling.
  8. Serve with sweet chilli sauce and a sweeter smile.

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As promised, I am posting an official invite to the party.All are welcome 🙂

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68 Comments Add yours

  1. andy1076 says:

    Paper rolls are the best inventions ever made! love these 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I agree. No sweat invention 😉

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      1. andy1076 says:

        Exaaaaactly lol 🙂

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  2. This will be an amazing contribution to the party! I’ve never used rice paper or made spring rolls, but I will. You gave me such great instructions, that the ideas are just bouncing all over in my little head! Excited for the party on Friday. I’ll be there getting sauced and full from all the munchies.

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  3. skd says:

    Thank you Julie. I am excited about the party too . Can’t wait to see what everyone is getting. Rice paper wraps are very versatile and easy to use. We can really experiment with the fillings. 🙂

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  4. I love how excited you are!! As a co-host for the party and on behalf of Angie, thanks so much for spreading the word!

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    1. skd says:

      The pleasure is mine Selma 🙂 I have been to most of the FFs so much that I consider myself a part of it. Thanks for the warm welcome as always 🙂

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  5. Nancy says:

    I think I know who the “party animal” will be this week, skd!! 😉 You’re getting the party started early AND with a delicious appetizer. These rice paper rolls you prepared look fabulous and sound positively delicious! I love the filling ingredients!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nancy 🙂 Yeah I am all geared up for some wonderful feasting with friends ; ) These rolls are light on the appetite and very easy to make.

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      1. Nancy says:

        Hehe… love your play on words!

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  6. Loretta says:

    You’ve taken the lead Skd… Good for you, I’m sure these appetizers will disappear at the big get-together! I hope to see you there 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta 🙂 Last week I was late. So donned my aprons early this time 🙂 haha. Hope to see you there too .

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  7. natasha says:

    The recipe looks so yumm shall try these soon

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Natasha 🙂 Please do try. It is so easy to assemble and tastes delish too.

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  8. The rice papers look phenomenal. Then, I realized it is for real!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear 🙂 Even I discovered them recently.

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  9. Thanks for spreading the word, skd! And now that everybody’s found out your summer rolls will be served, they’ll come in droves for sure. But I’ve taken the first spot in the line, I’m not moving! Summer rolls are my number one, most favoritest appetizer! I’m positively drooling! 😃😃

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    1. skd says:

      The pleasure is mine Angie 🙂 One plate just for the gracious host.I am an early bird this week because I am bringing two appetizers for the grand event and I have to organise my work station lol . And as you can see I am super excited. As I was mentioning to Selma, I have been to most of the FFs so much that I feel I am a part of it 🙂 Thanks to you for spreading all the warmth ♡♡

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  10. fazal says:

    I never heard of rice paper spring rolls
    I think we should try
    Wish friday party be a success and my best wishes to all

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much 😃👍 Why don’t you join us.

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  11. This looks so good and delicious skd 🙂 Please do not eat all the food, I’m on my way to the party 😀 Have a great day 😉

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Linda ☺ But you really have to hurry up. Can’t trust myself after seeing the amazing display that’s going to be 😋 But as an after thought since you are my good friend, I will wait till you come 👍😃 💕

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  12. danajosei says:

    yuummmmmmmmmm, looks so delicious, must try this once day!
    BTW I´ve just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award because I think your blog is just lovely, absolutely Lovely!

    Your nomination here:

    http://booquepress.com/2015/01/23/one-lovely-blog-award/

    x

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thank you so much dear 🙂 I am so overwhelmed by your kind words . Thanks again for considering my blog for the award 🙂

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      1. danajosei says:

        I´m so glad 🙂 you have a great blog! It should be honoured!
        x

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  13. Ooh these look wonderful i have never tried to make anaything like this from scratch i almost feel brave enough but first could I have some of yours please? Happy FF x

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 🙂 I would love to have you taste them Justine. They are real real easy to make. Happy FF to you too 🙂

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      1. Oh I wonder how long to take to get to yours? hehe

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  14. Love it! Will try to create a veg version since I have the rice paper in the cupboard! A yummy post :).

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sonal. You just have to skip the chicken from the recipe. Makes no difference at all ☺

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  15. chefjulianna says:

    Hey SKD! I am so glad that you made this appie! I have had a love affair with these rolls ever since a trip to Vietnam, and you are so right! They are perfectly light and lovely to munch on while we make our way around to all the other tables. Happy first anniversary of FF to you! I am looking forward to many more delicious parties in the future and I hope you are too! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot Julianna ☺Happy FF to you too. And thanks for being such an amazing host and spreading the warmth 💕

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  16. With so many yummy things to try, something light and fresh is just what we need skd – and these look amazing! Happy FF anniversary!!

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    1. skd says:

      You are right Michelle ☺Need to sample a little every where lol. Happy FF to you too dear 💕

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  17. I know that I have already commented but I just wanted to add how much I love these rolls! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so that I can make them! Happy FF x

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    1. skd says:

      Please pleeeease dont count your comments when it comes to me Selma. I so much love to have you around. Your feedbacks make my day and motivate me 😍💕

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  18. polianthus says:

    love these they are so simple and so yummy, had forgotten how much I liked to make them until I saw them again your website! yummy PS I am curious where does your pic come from looks like an excerpt of the cake but also a face which is the point I guess – or is it something else entirely?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comments ☺ You guessed right dear. Thats a mango cheese cake which I have posted earlier. When I cropped it it looked like a smiley. Ever since its been my dp ☺

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  19. Jan says:

    This recipe’s different (and sounds better) than mine. Love that it doesn’t need bean sprouts which are often hard to find here in France. Can’t wait to try it!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear Jan ☺ Please do try it. I am sure you will love it. ..

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  20. Sonal Kalra says:

    These look so yum and light! What better than food that doesn’t make you feel guilty! Happy FF ☺️

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    1. skd says:

      I second that Sonal ☺If If If only yummy food had no calories. And we didn’t feel guilty about eating them 😢😭 Till then we have to make do with paper rolls and stuff like that ☺

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      1. Sonal Kalra says:

        Bwahahaha! True that! ☺️

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  21. i love these summer rolls and so healthy too! Is there a specific brand of rice paper sheets that you would recommend?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Indu 😃 I used ‘ Thasia rice paper spring roll wraps’ MFD. by Win Chance foods Ltd. Thailand. They were very easy to handle. If they are not available where you are, I think you can try with any other brand. Thanks again for the feedback . Please do keep visiting 😃💕

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  22. Oh, I love rice paper rolls, hope their will be some left for me at FF52.

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    1. skd says:

      Oh definitely dear ☺I am saving some for you right now.

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  23. These summer rolls look gorgeous! Mouthwatering.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for your kind words ☺

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  24. petra08 says:

    The rice paper rolls looks so delicious, and so healthy it would be a sin not to reach for a second one.. or a third! yum! Happy FF

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    1. skd says:

      Aww… thats such an awesome thing to say Petra☺Happy FF to you too

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  25. I love to use rice paper as the ingredients look so pretty and you can see what you are eating. Great appetizer for FF #52 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah. And we can so experiment with the fillings .Thank you for your awesome feedback😃💕

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  26. Abbi Gabasa says:

    Omg definitely trying this!!! Love your food will definitely be trying this

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  27. Abbi Gabasa says:

    Ps. I love it so much ive become redundant lol thanks for this post!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear. ☺

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  28. Suchitra says:

    This is my all time favorite! Didn’t know this was this easy to make! Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked it!:)

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    1. skd says:

      Welcome Suchitra ☺It’s a pleasure to share with my friends. Please let me know how it turned out when you try it.

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  29. Thank you so much!! Just yesterday I wanted to give this a go after a patient told me about them:)

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    1. skd says:

      You must try it then. I am sure you would approve of the low calorie, healthy and fresh appetizer👍😃

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  30. Reblogged this on thedoctorandthenaturopath and commented:
    Found this great recipe for rice paper rolls – how easy do they look? And so delish – for the GF peeps, just make sure that your Worcestershire sauce is gluten free:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the Reblog 😃👍

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ It is light, healthy and doesn’t need to be fried like other spring rolls generally are.

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      1. Yes that is a big plus!

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