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Fresh Spring Rolls

Fresh Spring Rolls

Course Appetizer
Servings 8 servings
Calories 137 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli
  • 8 rice wrappers 8.5 inch diameter
  • 8 large cooked shrimp - peeled deveined and halved, lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled and smashed optional
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 cucumber julienne cut including peel
  • 1 small carrot peeled, julienne cut
  • 4 tsp Thai basil chopped fresh
  • 4 tsp mint leaves chopped fresh
  • 4 tsp cilantro chopped fresh
  • 3 leaves lettuce chiffonade cut

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3 to 5 minutes (follow directions on the package) and drain. Rinse with cold water and place in bowl.
  2. Saute shrimp in peanut oil and garlic (optional). Do not overcook.
  3. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip three wrappers, one at a time, into the water for a second to soften. Let each wrapper drip and lay it flat on a cutting board. In a row across the center of each wrapper, place 2 shrimp halves, a small handful (about 2 TBSP) of vermicelli, about a 1/2 teaspoon each of Thai basil, mint, cilantro, about 5 strips of julienne cucumber and 5 strips of carrot, and about 2 TBSP lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold short sides inward, then tightly roll each wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat.
  4. Serve spring rolls at room temperature with peanut sauce. May be covered with moist paper towels for up to 1 hour prior to serving. If refrigerated, wrappers tend to become hard and tough.