A nice light appetizer. Delicate rice wrappers are filled with noodles, shrimp, carrots, lettuce and basil. Cooked chicken or beef may be substituted for shrimp.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 salad rolls
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Remove from heat. Place rice vermicelli in boiling water, remove from heat, and let soak 3 to 5 minutes, until soft. Drain, and rinse with cold water.

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  • Fill a large bowl with hot water. Dip one rice wrapper in the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat, and place desired amounts of noodles, shrimp, carrot, lettuce and basil in the center. Roll the edges of the wrapper slightly inward. Beginning at the bottom edge of wrapper, tightly wrap the ingredients. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

  • In a small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce with water until desired consistency has been attained. Heat the mixture for a few seconds in the microwave.

  • Serve the spring rolls with the warm dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 31.2g 10% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 57.1mg 19% DV; sodium 344mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are wonderful! I made a spicy peanut dipping sauce for them. Added mint and cilantro with the basil and MMMM Good! Thanks so much Claudine! No longer do I have to go OUT to have yummy salad rolls! It was easier to make these than to find the rice paper to roll them up in. But my local Asian market finally solved the problem. Make and enjoy! Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2010
These were good but missing something. I will try adding more basil or mint maybe next time. I think the peanut sauce would also complement these well. Read More
(8)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are wonderful! I made a spicy peanut dipping sauce for them. Added mint and cilantro with the basil and MMMM Good! Thanks so much Claudine! No longer do I have to go OUT to have yummy salad rolls! It was easier to make these than to find the rice paper to roll them up in. But my local Asian market finally solved the problem. Make and enjoy! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
I used tofu instead of shrimp and mint leaves instead of basil. I used a sushi mat underneath the rice papers so that the excess water can drip below. Also I was able to roll these tighter using the mat. Also, I added some smooth natural peanut butter to the hoisin sauce and the whole meal tasted like the ones served at restaurants. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2006
These were a very refreshing appetizer. They are kind of time consuming to make but a wonderful for a light dish. I recommend serving them with Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2005
I like these a lot. Instead of the dipping sauce from hoisin I like to dip them in Thai sweet chili sauce. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I love making salad rolls but it is time consuming. It usually takes me about 1.5 hours from start to finish to make about 15 rolls. In addition to the ingredients listed I like to add shredded chicken breast julienne cucumbers bean sprouts cilantro and mint. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2007
This is great! I substituted fresh mint for the basil since the restaurants that I go to usually prepare them that way. I make a dipping sauce made of hoisin sauce Sriracha chili sauce some seasoned rice wine vinegar peanut butter and crushed peanuts. See food CAN be healthy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
It's light and tastes great!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
This recipe was great. Just like the ones you get a Vietnamese restaurant. I eat them with a peanut sauce made with smooth peanut butter hoisin sauce lime juice honey. Yummy!! By the way in step 2 it doen't say to add the vermicelli. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
These pack a great flavor. Hoison sauce is perfect for dipping. Slice on a diagonal and lean them against each other on a bed of swiss chard or bok choy. Your family or guests will love them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2010
These were good but missing something. I will try adding more basil or mint maybe next time. I think the peanut sauce would also complement these well. Read More
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