Submitted by: Samya
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Seconds
you can add any other ingredients like chicken or lettuce or anything else that you may like. it all works.
Prepare all the vegetables first, by washing, cutting and placing all on a plate to ease the wrapping process Rinse and trim the pea sprouts to take up about ¾ of the length of the rice paper diameter Rinse the avocado, cut in half, remove the pit and the skin and slice lengthwise Rinse the tomatoes, remove the core and cut up lengthwise into rectangular units Rinse the cucumber and using pieces that are ¾ of the length of the rice paper, slice the tube in half and then into half again to result in long quarters Rinse the hot peppers and slice into slender long pieces To get the rice paper ready you can use the instructions on the package, however I simply run them under cold water and hold them in my fingers over the sink for a minute or two until the paper goes soft Work with the paper as soon as it is soft, or it will start to rip easily (Prepare one at a time) Place the softened rice paper on a plate and place into the center some sprouts, avocado, tomato, cucumber and hot pepper slices.
moisten the plate with water or the wrap will stick.
Be sure to place ample amounts of these veggies inside, yet at the same time not to overfill I usually fold in both ends over the materials, to hold them better inside and then take one side of the paper and roll the whole thing applying some pressure while doing so, in order for the contents to be firmly held in place (like wrapping a package) The rice paper will glue itself if done properly (be patient and try once or twice to get the hang of it) Once tightly rolled and intact, using a really sharp knife cut the rolls in half (on an angle if desired) *The only downfall of this meal is that the rice paper is made of white rice, I tried to find brown rice paper, but have not been successful yet **You can use regular peppers instead of hot, for a non-spicy version The hot peppers add lots of flavor, but you can also try to use a homemade vegan dip like the sesame orange dipping sauce Most importantly once you get the hang of these, they are super easy, super tasty and make a great meal or appetizer for yourself or one that can easily impress guests Enjoy and come back and let me know how you liked it!