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 thoughts on “Vietnamese Rice paper Rolls – Fiesta Friday Anniversary:Week One

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. 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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    1. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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. 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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    1. 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. 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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