I LOVE fresh rolls, but until now I had never attempted to make them! They were delicious, but I do have some tips for first time makers that I will definitely be following next time I make them.
I used Chicken, but you could substitute shrimp, pork, beef, or just make them vegetarian. I also made a spicy peanut sauce that you could make less spicy if you wish. I am kind of a wimp when it comes to spicy things so I just wanted to warn you I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Chicken Fresh Rolls with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
Serves 2 (2 rolls each)
- 4 Rice Rolls
- Julienned Vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, lettuce)
- Fresh Parsley and Green onions or Chives
- Julienned Chicken
- Cooked brown rice noodles
- Fresh grated ginger
- Spicy Peanut Sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Warm Water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 3/4 tsp Sriracha Sauce
- 1/4 tsp low sodium Soy Sauce
*The sauce can easily be doubled if you are making more than 4 rolls.
Soak your rice paper in warm water for 5 seconds. Lay them out. Place the veggies, herbs and chicken to one side of the rice roll. Add a small handful of the rice noodles. Grate fresh ginger on it. Roll them up tightly.
Sauce: Mix together the natural PB and warm water. Add in other ingredients and mix well.
21 Day Fix Containers:
This will not be exact but I would count 2 rolls as the following:
1 Yellow (rice wraps and noodles)
1 red (chicken)
1-2 green (veggies)
*The sauce is questionable. The vinegar, lime, and Sriracha are all free. You would need to count the peanut butter as tsp’s. Soy Sauce is not approved because of the sodium. You could omit the soy sauce or at the very least use low sodium (which would still not make it 21 Day Fix Approved).
-Slice you veggies really thin *julienne” them.
-Only soak and do one or 2 wraps at a time. I did all 8 and by the time I got around to rolling them they were drying out and sticking to the counter and some of the ripped. So next time I will only do one or 2 at a time so they stay moist and are easier to roll.
-Place your filling more towards one side rather than in the middle. This will allow you to roll them tighter.
Chicken Fresh Rolls with a Spicy Peanut Sauce: