Perfect for work or school lunches, these rice paper rolls are fairly easy to make, once you get the hang of rolling them. My first batch was pretty dodgy looking, so don't be put off! The rolls are delicious, healthy, cheap and keep well in the fridge for a day or two, so can be made the night before. Layer the rolls in a sheet of baking paper to stop them from sticking together.
Tofu would easily work instead of tempeh in this recipe, or even pork, chicken, beef or prawns if you have an inclination for meat.
If you have some fresh mint on hand, throw some leaves in as well as they give the rice paper rolls a delicious kick.
When making the rolls, the rice paper sheets can be placed on a large chopping board or a damp tea towel. If using a wooden chopping board, run water over the board so that it becomes damp. This helps stop the rice paper sheets from sticking to the board.
Ingredients 6 rice paper sheets
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp tamari/soy sauce
1/2 small daikon, around 50-100g
1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado
Handful fresh greens
Handful fresh coriander
Slice the tempeh and cook in a fry pan with the olive oil and tamari or soy sauce until golden brown. Set aside.
Finely julienne the carrot, cucumber and daikon radish. Slice the avocado into six slices and roughly chop the greens and herbs. Place on a large plate or chopping board with the tempeh, for ease when assembling the rolls.
Fill a large bowl or quiche dish with warm water and place beside your ingredients plate and chopping board or tea towel.
Place a rice paper sheet in the water bowl until limp (for about 10-15 seconds), then place on the board or towel.
Place a good helping of each of the ingredients on the sheet, slightly to one side.
Roll the edge over the filling.
Layer the two sides over the filling, then roll the bundle until you have a rice paper roll.
Repeat with the remaining sheets and ingredients.
Serve with tamari/soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce or a peanut sauce (blend peanut butter with a dash of tamari/soy sauce and some lemon juice).