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Ricepaper Rolls Recipe

Vietnamese Ricepaper Rolls

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

Vietnamese ricepaper rolls are one of my favourite dishes. Feel free to add any combination of vegetables you like as well as your choice of protein. I’ve used my Ginger Garlic Chicken (see recipe) as the protein source in these rolls, but you could use tofu or cut up omelette.

Makes: 12 rolls



  • 100g vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1 carrot, cut into very thin matchsticks
  • 1 cucumber, cut into very thin matchsticks
  • ½ red onion, cut into very thin matchsticks
  • 12 ricepaper rolls
  • 1 Ginger Garlic Chicken breast, cut into thin strips (see recipe)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Thai basil or Vietnamese mint
  1. Add noodles to bowl, cover with warm water and set aside for 5 mins to soften.
  2. Add cut vegetables to another bowl.
  3. Drain noodles and place in bowl. Add hot water to plate and you’re ready to make first spring roll.
  4. Add ricepaper sheet to plate of hot water and submerge for 5 secs to soften. Remove and add sheet to empty plate. Place small amount of noodles in centre and top with a few pieces of carrot, cucumber, red onion, chicken strips and handful of fresh herbs.
  5. Fold in the sides of sheet over top of filling and roll to form tight cylinder. Place on serving platter and continue process until you have 12 ricepaper rolls.



Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.