Recipe

Ginger and chilli chicken rice paper rolls

Light, fresh and full of flavour, these rice paper rolls are can easily be made ahead and stored in the fridge for lunch or a snack. And they're suitable for diabetics, too.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 2, Makes 6
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Ingredients

Ginger and chilli chicken rice paper rolls
  • 50 gram rice vermicelli noodles
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon chinese cooking wine
  • 2 skinless cooked chicken breast fillets (400g), sliced thickly
  • 6 x 22cm rice paper rounds
  • 12 fresh coriander (cilantro) sprigs
  • 1 small carrot (70g), grated coarsely
  • 2 green onions (scallions), halved lengthways, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 small red capsicum (150g), cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 lebanese cucumber (65g), cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 long red chilli, seeded, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 bean sprouts (25g)

Method

Ginger and chilli chicken rice paper rolls
  • 1
    Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl; cover with boiling water, separate noodles with a fork. Stand until tender; drain.
  • 2
    Place ginger in a fine sieve over a medium bowl; press down firmly on ginger to remove juice; discard pulp. Add oil, lime juice and cooking wine to ginger juice. Gently toss chicken and noodles through the ginger mixture.
  • 3
    Dip one rice paper round into a bowl of warm water until soft. Lift sheet from water; place on a clean tea towel. Place two coriander sprigs on the rice paper, top with one-sixth of the noodle mixture, carrot, onion, capsicum, cucumber, chilli and sprouts. Fold rice sheet over filling, then fold in both sides. Continue rolling to enclose filling, repeat with remaining ingredients to make a total of 6 rolls. Serve with a wedge of lime, if you like.

Notes

Rice paper rolls can be prepared up to 1 day ahead of serving. Cover with damp paper towel and plastic wrap until ready to serve. You can use poached chicken breast or the breast from a barbecued or roasted chicken.