Vietnamese mixed rice paper salad

Fresh homemade Vietnamese shrimp rice paper rolls filled with prawns, greens, carrots, red cabbage & vermicelli noodles – the perfect summer appetizer or light lunch!


About This Recipe

Impress your family và friends with this fresh & delicious starter made in less than trăng tròn minutes. These fresh rolls are not fried, so they’re light, summery and healthy.

I first tried Vietnamese spring rolls at a Vietnamese restaurant a few years ago. Instantly, I fell in love with the flavours và textures! I knew that I had to create my own recipe for Vietnamese Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls, and I’m thrilled to share it with you.

This recipe makes summer rolls that are crunchy, healthy, và packed with protein. They’re also naturally gluten-free and a favorite appetizer for all ages, young khổng lồ old.


What is Rice Paper?

Rice paper makes the wapper for these Vietnamese shrimp rolls. It’s is a thin translucent edible sheet made from the flattened dried pith of a shrub. It originates in East Asia. As a result, you can find it all sorts of dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, & Cambodia.

Elsewhere in the world, you can find rice paper sheets in most Asian supermarkets. It’s very affordable. You’ll find it in a hard, dry form. But for most recipes, including these Vietnamese Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls, you’ll soften the rice paper in warm water. It becomes pliable & sticky, which makes it easy to lớn roll and seal these fresh rolls.


How khổng lồ Roll Rice Paper For Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls

Rolling rice paper is easy. In fact, if you’ve ever rolled a burrito before, you’ll be a pro at making these light & healthy Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls.

Here’s how to bởi it:

First, lay one piece of rice paper on a flat surface.Next, arrange fresh vegetables and cooked vermicelli noodles on one half of the rice paper. Then, arrange a line of cooked prawns on the opposite side. Make sure that the ingredients are not too close to the edge of the rice paper.Finally, fold each of the sides of the rice paper inwards. Tuck and roll the side with the vegetables towards the prawns until the rice paper overlaps on itself và seals closed.

For easy step-by-step instructions on how lớn roll these fresh summer rolls at home, check out the video!

Ingredient Substitutions & Swaps for Homemade Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Rice Paper

These beautiful spring rolls make an easy DIY recipe. You can mix & match many of the ingredients lớn use what you have on hand.

Fill Vietnamese rolls with any ingredients of your choice. Such as chicken, pork, salmon, eggs, tofu, và more. In fact, this recipe is easy to lớn make vegetarian, plant-based, and dairy-free. You can also use either large fresh or frozen prawns for this recipe.

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How to lớn Serve Vietnamese Fresh Rolls with Shrimp

You can serve these homemade Vietnamese rolls with dipping sauce as a refreshing appetizer. Or, they also make an excellent light entree for lunch or dinner.

I like to present my fresh rolls on a platter, with each roll sliced in half lớn show off the beautiful, colorful vegetables inside.

If you vì serve these shrimp rolls with rice paper as an entree, here are some other light và bright recipes to serve with it:

How khổng lồ Store Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls

Uncooked rice paper can be stored in a cool and dry place, such as your pantry. Whereas, cooked Vietnamese shrimp rolls can be refrigerated for 2-4 days in a sealed container. In addition, spring rolls are served at room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

How bởi you keep homemade Vietnamese rolls from sticking?

While the rice paper may get sticky, it’s easy to loosen it up again. To do so, sprinkle a bit of warm water on đứng top of each spring roll lớn keep the rice paper from sticking khổng lồ itself.

Is rice paper keto-friendly?

Rice paper is not keto-friendly & therefore should be avoided on low carb & keto diets. However, this recipe is gluten-free & dairy-free.

Is rice paper gluten free?

Rice paper is gluten free. However, some vermicelli noodles contain gluten, so be mindful.

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Can I make Vietnamese rolls in advance?

Yes, you can make a batch of Vietnamese fresh rolls ahead of time. Store them in the fridge và be sure khổng lồ let the rolls come up to room temperature before serving. These rolls are best served at room temperature. If the rolls start khổng lồ get sticky, simply sprinkle them with warm water.

Can you fry Vietnamese rolls?

Yes! In fact, most traditional Vietnamese vermicelli rolls are fried. I decided to keep this recipe not fried, as it’s still crunchy and flavorful, but a bit healthier. However, if you’d lượt thích to fry them, simply follow the recipe as written, & fry in a few inches of hot oil.


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Fresh homemade Vietnamese shrimp rice paper rolls filled with prawns, greens, carrots, red cabbage & vermicelli noodles – the perfect summer starter!