- 12 small, round rice wrappers (dried)
For the Filling
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or wheat-free soy sauce for gluten-free diets)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or another tablespoon soy sauce if vegetarian)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups thin vermicelli rice noodles (cooked and run through with cold water, drained)
- 3/4 to 1 cup Pik-a-Pikel Pickled Mango
- 1 to 2 cups bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup fresh Thai basil (roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup fresh coriander (roughly chopped)
- 1/4 cup carrot (shredded)
- 3 to 4 spring onions (cut into matchstick pieces)
For the Optional Peanut Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
Procedure for cooking:
Make the filling
- Set rice wrappers aside. In a cup, stir together the soy sauce, vinegar, fish sauce (if using), and sugar.
- Place rice noodles, Pik-a-Pikel Pickled Mango, bean sprouts, Thai basil, coriander, carrots, and spring onions in a large mixing bowl and drizzle the soy sauce mixture over. Toss to mix.
- Then form the rolls.
Form the Rolls
- Fill a large bowl with hot water (but not boiling, as you’ll be dipping your fingers into it). Start by submerging one wrapper into the water. It should soften after 30 seconds.
- Remove the wrapper and place on a clean surface. Add another wrapper to the hot water as you fill and roll the first one.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of roll ingredients toward the bottom of the wrapper. Spread out the ingredients horizontally (in the shape of a fresh roll).
- Fold the sides of the wrapper over the ingredients, then bring up the bottom.
- Tuck the bottom around the ingredients and roll to the top of the wrapper.
- To secure the roll: Wet it with a little water on your fingers and press (like sealing an envelope).
- To serve, place your platter or bowl of rolls on the table along with the dipping sauce.
Make the Optional Peanut Dipping Sauce
- In a saucepan, mix all ingredients together and heat.
- When near boiling, reduce heat to low, stirring until sauce thickens.
- Taste for saltiness, spiciness, and sweetness, adding more fish sauce (instead of salt), more sugar, or more chili as desired.