Try a new take on a popular Vietnamese treat.
Rice paper wrappers
Rice stick (vermicelli) noodles
1-2 carrots, peeled and julienned or
1 mango, peeled and julienned
1 pepper, julienned
1 cucumber, julienned
Chopped cashews or peanuts (optional)
Soak noodles in hot water for approximately 10 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.
Rice paper wrappers soak in warm water until soft and rollable.
Set up on a cutting board an assembly line like array of all your ingredients.
Place your soaked wrapper on a dry dish towel or a few paper towels, pat dry the top. In the middle of the wrapper put some noodles, a few of each of the chosen vegetables/fruit, a sprinkle of nuts and some fresh cilantro. Fold the bottom and the top in and roll up as if it was a burrito. Serve as a whole roll or cut in half.
While finishing up the remainder of the rolls, keep the made ones soft by covering with a damp paper towel.