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How to Make Tasty Vietnamese Spring Rolls

 These tasty Vietnamese spring rolls make a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and will become a firm family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and taste even better when dipped in one of the accompanying sauces.
 
Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Makes 8) 
Vietnamese Spring Roll Recipe
Ingredients
• 2 ounces rice vermicelli
• 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch in diameter)
• 8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half
• 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil 
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 lettuce leaves, chopped
• 4 tablespoons fish sauce
• ¼ cup water
• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• ½ teaspoon garlic chili sauce
• 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped peanuts
 

Directions

1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Boil the rice for 3-5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.

2. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one of the wrappers into the hot water for 1 second to soften.

3. Lay the wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves, a handful of vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro, and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on either side.

4. Fold the uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, starting at the end with the lettuce. Repeat 7 more times.

For the Sauces

5. In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime, garlic, sugar, and chili sauce.

6. In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.

7. Serve the roll spring rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin sauce.

 

Source: allrecipes

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