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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Vegetarian Crystal Rolls Recipe

(Bi Cuon Chay Viet Nam)

These are lovely, clean-tasting rolls, very good for serving as a snack in the summertime.

Ingredients : Makes 8

8

50 g

8

6

1/2

50 g

60 g

1

2 tablespoons

1 sprig each

Rice paper wrappers

Rice vermicelli, soaked and cut into 1 inch lengths

Small asparagus spears, cooked and cooled

Shiitake mushrooms, soaked and cut into shreds

Cucumber, peeled deseeded and grated

Bamboo shoots, chopped

Bean sprouts, chopped

Carrot, grated

Crushed roasted peanuts

Coriander, basil, mint and chive leaves

Method :
  • Soak a rice paper wrapper in warm water for 1-2 minutes, until soft.

  • Carefully remove it to a board.

  • Place a little of all the ingredients on the wrapper, in a cigar shape, making sure you leave enough room at the sides to fold them in.

  • Roll up the wrapper neatly, set aside, and continue with the remaining wrappers and filling.

  • Serve with the dipping sauce.

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