Saturday, June 11, 2016

Rice Paper Rolls

Recently I changed my diet and try to stay away from bread and pastries.However, I don't find it fulfilling to eat some spreads like hummus without bread. Thankfully I have discovered rice papers and wanted to share my first recipe with them.


For the Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower/vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (preferably red wine vinegar)
  • 1 dessertspoon hummus
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Filling

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions
  • 7-8 medium mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower/vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For Rolling

  • 7-8 rice papers
  • 1/2 tablespoon Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)


Put all ingredients for the sauce except hummus in a small bowl and mix them. Then add hummus and mix it with other ingredients well. 
Heat oil in  a large pan and add chopped chicken, green onions, garlic, ginger, black pepper and cumin and roast them until chickens turn into brown. Then add sliced mushrooms and cook them until mushrooms get smaller in size.
Lastly add the sauce and simmer it like 15-20 minutes until the sauce is all sucked. 
Take a large plate and put boiling water in it. Soak one rice paper in it like 10 seconds and take it back, make sure it is soft enough to make a roll. Put rice paper on the counter, take some of the filling and spread on the bottom part. To roll it in a proper way, first close the bottom part then sides and start rolling.

Put the rolls on a baking pan. If you want it crispy, you can apply some yogurt on it. But you need to dilute it with some water first, otherwise there will be some lumps.Also you can sprinkle some sesame seeds on the rolls for decoration.
Bake it in 400 F preheated oven about 20-25 minutes.