Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tofu rice paper rolls and the tangiest dipping sauce!

Cutting vegetables in large quantities is so relaxing! This is why I love to make rice paper rolls.
Put on an episode of the series I am watching at that moment and just chop away for as long as it takes. I love it!! Since my boyfriend is away I didn't have many veggies to chop as its only for 1 :(
 It was still fun.
I make these when ever  I am watching my calories intake as they are so good for you.



Rice paper rolls with Tofu
Makes 7 rice paper rolls

Ingredients:
1 large carrot
1 10 cm piece of cucumber
1/2 a block of firm tofu
1/2 avocado
1 hand full of mint leaves
7 Vietnamese rice paper sheets

You can basically put what ever you want in these! I don't really like the rice noodles but traditionally they would be in there. If you like coriander add that too.


Method:
Cut tofu into strips and fry on a dry non stick pan until brown. Leave to cool.
Chop carrot and cucumber into thin batons.
Soak 1 rice paper roll in warm water for a few seconds and fill with all ingredients the sprinkle with mint.


Dressing:
4 Tablespoons of soy sauce
2 Tablespoons of Japanese rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon of chilli paste (or to taste)
Juice of half a lime
1 1/2 teaspoons of agave of sweetener of choice
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

Method:
Mix all ingredients together and adjust flavours to achieve the right balance for you.


I could eat about 50 of these things in one sitting but I shouldn't!












17 comments:

  1. They look lovely :) My big problem is that I eat them right after I roll them so there's never any left over...

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  2. riii paper roh :) man they look good.

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  3. I love rice paper rolls - haven't made them for ages but our mint is bouncing back with all the sun and seeing your gorgeous photos puts me in the mood

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    1. Thanks for the feed back Johanna!!
      I went through a stage of eating these everyday for about a month!
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      Rhi

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  4. Dude, I love that photo! Also I really like your photos of the watermelon rosewater crush :! Lookin' good. P.S. these look delicious. I freakin love spring rolls - and I like the idea of leaving out the noodles. chels @ chelrabbit.com

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    1. Thanks Chelsea!
      I just fill them with whatever I have in the fridge! Avocado is a must though.
      X
      Rhi

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  5. When I have finished my comfort food binge after yesterday, I will definitely make some of these!So pretty and fresh looking for Spring :)

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    1. Thanks Kate.
      Eating these just make you feel like the weather is hot, even when its not!

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      Rhi

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  6. Beautiful! I love rice paper rolls, they're so fresh. I usually put coriander or mint in too.

    I know what you mean about chopping vegetables in large quantities...I actually find the dipping, filling and rolling of rice paper rolls to have a soothing rhythm too :)

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I have a wierd relationship with coriander. I don't hate it but in certain things I can not stand it.
      Maybe its because my Dad hates it so therefor we never ate it growing up.
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      Rhi

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  7. I make these about once a fortnight - I love interactive dinner.

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    1. Yeah its an awesome way to get kiddies involved too!
      My nieces and nephew love it!
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  8. i've not made these for so long. Loving your pics!

    Indai
    www.aveganobsession.com

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