1 1/4 oz dry rice noodles (I choose the very thin ones) (about 1 cup cooked)
1 1/4 cups shredded carrots
1 1/4 cups shredded cabbage
2 scallions (I used leeks) sliced very thin
15 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
15 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
2 TBSPs fresh cilantro chopped (I just sprinkled some dry pantry cilantro)
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated (I used powdered ginger I had)
1 tbsp soy sauce (If you want it gluten free, use gluten free soy sauce)(I found a raw coconut aminos that you can use as a soy free supplement) surprisingly good and so much better for you. Coconut Secret makes it.
1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp toasted dark sesame seed oil
15 round rice wrappers found in the Asian section of your market
Peanut Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (look above for supplement)
1 tbsp coconut milk
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp Chinese Chili paste (spicy or sweet)
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Remove from heat and stir in rice noodles. Let stand for 10 minutes stirring occasionally until soft. Drain and rinse under cold water. Cut into 1 inch lengths and transfer to bowl.
2. Add all remaining ingredients except rice papers and peanut sauce to the noodles and mix well. (I chopped everything very small so it blended really well together without being too chunky).
3. Prepare bowl of warm water large enough to fit rice papers in. One at a time, dip the rice paper in the warm water until it begins to soften, 8-10 seconds. Transfer to a flat work surface. Working quickly, put about 1/4 cup filling on each wrapper. Fold the bottom of the wrapper up over the filling, and then fold each side toward the center. Roll from the bottom to the top of each roll, as tightly as you can without ripping the wrapper. Wrap in plastic to keep from drying out. Repeat with remaining. Serve at room temp, with peanut dipping sauce. Refrigerate the rest. Serve cold or room temp.
4. Peanut sauce. In a small bowl, combine the warm water and sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients, whisking until smooth and well blended.
Enjoy!! Your kids will love to help you make these. Don't be overwhelmed by the ingredient list. They are much easier than they look and fun and worth every bit of it!! You will not believe how yummy these are!!!!