Vietnamese Spring Rolls

The Mister and I made something new tonight, Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

What we used:

8 Vietnamese rice paper wrappers
4-6 oz rice vermicelli, cooked according to package directions and rinsed and drained
12 medium cooked shrimp, cut in half lengthwise
Mint leaves
Shredded lettuce
1 large jalapeño, sliced thinly
Micro greens
Basil would have been great but we didn’t have any
Shallow pan or dish with hot water

You’ll also need some wet paper towels to cover the finished products so they don’t dry out. The rice paper wrappers dry out quickly!

You’ll want to have everything on hand…


…and ready to use,  you’ll have to work quickly.


Soak the rice paper wrapper in hot (but touchable) water for 5-10 seconds until it’s pliable.


Lay it flat and begin to add the ingredients.


My way — a layer of rice noodles followed by lettuce, micro greens, mint leaves, jalapeño slices and the shrimp placed so that their pretty side is out.


The Mister’s method — a row of shrimp topped with jalapeño slices…


…followed by some rice noodles…


…micro greens…


…shredded lettuce…


…mint leaves…


…and roll it up tight. The Mister is much better at rolling than I am.


Serve with some hot chili paste and a dipping sauce made of soy sauce, a splash of rice wine vinegar and a few drops of sesame oil.


Several Schwan’s boneless teriyaki chicken wings were added to the mix.


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Categories: Appetizers & Snacks

4 Comments on “Vietnamese Spring Rolls”

  1. Jane Kalin
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:33 am #

    It can’t be said enough, Mrs. Beans. You. .are.. fabulous.
    Reading through your recipes – and their presentations here – is one of my very favorite things to do. Not kidding.
    ..Thank you, thank you.

    • Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

      Jaaaane! JANE! You are much too kind but THANK YOU.

  2. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    Beautiful 🙂 spring rolls are the best and you make it look so easy!

    • Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

      Thank you so much! The wrappers can be a little hard to work with but worth the outcome.

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