RICE PAPER SPRING ROLLS
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Ingredients
  • 300 Gr Chicken Breast Fillets Sliced into Strips
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Tbles Sweet Soy Sauce
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1-2 Tbles Olive Oil
Here’s my Favourite Filling Combination:
  • 12-14 Spring Roll Rice Paper Wrappers
  • 1-2 Large Carrots, Peeled and Julienned
  • ½ Cucumber, Unpeeled and Julienned
  • 1 Red Pepper, Julienned
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Purple Cabbage
  • A Handful of Coriander Chopped
  • 300 Gr Cooked Sliced Chicken
Peanut Sauce
  • 4 Tblsps Peanut Butter
  • 4 Tbles Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tbles Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1-2 Tsp Red Chilli Paste (adjust to your taste)
  • ¼ Cup Lime Juice
  • ½ Cup Milk or Water (enough to make into a dipping sauce)
Instructions
Preparing the Chicken
  1. Season chicken breast slices with garlic paste, red chill flakes, onion powder, sweet soy sauce and salt.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and stirfry the chicken for 5 -7 minutes or until cooked through. If chicken browns too quickly, lower the heat. Adjust timing depending on the thickness. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set aside to cool.
Preparing the Rice Paper Wrappers:
  1. Rice paper is delicate and only needs a quick dip in warm water to soften. Do not “soak” the rice paper for too long because it will break down too quickly, making the rolling more difficult to roll.
  2. Pour warm water into a large rectangular baking pan.
  3. Working with one at a time, dip the rice paper wrapper into the warm water for 15-20 seconds. You want the wrapper to be soft, yet still slightly firm and pliable.
  4. Immediately remove from the water and place flat onto a work surface. Try not to use a wooden board as the wrappers stick to it a little more. Rather use a plastic or ceramic board.
Filling and Wrapping the Rolls:
  1. Place a few sticks of carrot, red pepper, some red cabbage on the bottom ⅓ of the rice paper, add a bit of coriander. Place 2 slices of chicken on top, but remember, to not overstuff the roll.
  2. Roll everything up tightly. To do so, gently pull up the bottom of the roll and roll over the filling. Then, roll and use your hands to tuck the filling in as you go. It’s basically like you’re rolling a burrito! The width of your fillings will determine the width of the spring roll. You want to leave a couple of inches open on the two sides for wrapping purposes.
  3. Remember, you want a very tight roll, so fold in the sides of the rice paper roll in order to make it more secure.
  4. After rolling each, place on a serving plate. Cut in half, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with peanut sauce.
Preparing the Peanut Sauce
  1. Liquidize all the ingredients together until you have a nice smooth sauce.
  2. Adjust the seasoning to taste and sprinkle with some black sesame seeds.
  3. Thickness can be adjusted with milk or water once cooled.
Recipe by SAPeople South African Recipes at https://tastyrecipes.sapeople.com/rice-paper-spring-rolls/