Rushina's Sprout Stuffed Rice Paper Rolls

In keeping with my promise, I am sharing with you, Rushina's healthy, tasty and vegan recipe for a simple party appetizer.

Rushina, demonstrates cooking from various cuisines at different outlets of Godrej Nature's Basket. She is associated with the company as it's food consultant. This recipe comes to you from one such demo. These are quick, easy to assemble, healthy and tasty and make a great appetizer at any party or gathering.

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And, here is the dish!

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Sprout Stuffed Rice Paper Rolls by Rushina

Dish: Sprout Stuffed Rice Paper Rolls
Serves 4 to 6
Time: 30 minutes

Blue Dragon rice paper - 20 sheets
Steamed Shitake mushrooms, cut into long strips - 200 g
Alfalfa sprouts, washed and drained - 500 g
Toasted sesame oil - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Lettuce leaves, basil, mint, coriander, spring onion - A handful each
Boiling hot water in a large shallow bowl
Salt to taste

In a bowl, toss mushrooms with sesame oil, lemon juice and salt to taste. Set aside.

Cut lettuce, basil, mint, coriander and spring onion using the chiffonade technique (technique details below main recipe). Mix well and set aside.

To assemble, take a rice paper sheet in your hand, dip it completely in boiling hot water quickly and remove. Do not soak.

Lay flat on a glass or ceramic plate.

Line some sprouts along the bottom edge, top with a few strips of mushroom, and a scattering of the herb and lettuce mix. Gently but firmly pack filling together and fold the left hand edge in followed by the bottom and right sides.

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Roll it up and ......

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..... serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce.

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Chiffonade is a technique where herbs or leafy green vegetables are cut into long, thin strips by stacking the leaves, rolling them tightly, and thencutting across with a sharp knife, producing fine ribbons.

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