Vietnamese rolls

These lovely snacks are known as Vietnamese rolls in most places (or cold rolls if you’re from South Australia!) and are a simple and delicious meal to make when you feel like mixing up your weekly dinner menu. The best thing about them is you can tailor them to your own taste by adding whatever veggies, salad and meat you like. Try capsicum, cucumber and prawns with a squeeze of lime and satay sauce for dipping, or go for pork mince with carrot and coriander and sweet chilli sauce to dip.


  • 1 cup shredded barbecue chicken
  • 1/8 Chinese cabbage (wombok), finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup beansprouts, trimmed
  • 1 small red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 12 x 22cm rice paper rounds
  • Sweet chilli sauce or satay sauce, to serve


1. Combine chicken, cabbage, beansprouts, capsicum, cucumber, mint, 1/3 cup coriander, 2 tablespoons lime juice and fish sauce in a large bowl.

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2. Place 1 rice paper round in a medium bowl of lukewarm water for 15 seconds or until just soft. Place on a clean tea towel or paper towel.

3. Arrange 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture along the centre of rice paper round. Fold ends in and roll up firmly to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining rice paper rounds and filling. Serve with sweet chilli or satay sauce.


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