Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Vietnamese Prawn Rolls

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Making your own Vietnamese Prawn Rolls is simple and easy.  There is a fair bit of preparation, but the recipe is actually very easy and fuss free.  If you are gonna be serving this for several adult size portions, then it makes sense to make your own as the ingredients are very cheap (except the prawns I suppose!) and most of the ingredients can be kept for several days and be used for other types of meals. 

Instead of just plain cooked prawns, I cooked the prawns and toss them in a chili lime dressing to them a zesty flavour that complements the rolls very well.

Curtis Stone's Chili Lime Prawns - recipe HERE

I also used some homemade pickles - comprising julienned carrots, radish and cucumber - in the rolls to give it that added tang and crunch.  You can substitute this with plain strips of the same vegetables.

Simple homemade pickle

Vietnamese Prawn Rolls

  • 300g jumbo cooked prawns, sliced crosswise, recipe HERE
  • 6 pieces of dried rice sheets
  • 1/4 cup of homemade pickle, recipe HERE or substitute with shredded cucumber, carrot and radish
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Lettuce pieces

Dipping sauce
  • 2 tbspn fish sauce
  • 2 tbspn lime juice
  • 2 tbspn of brown sugar
  • Toasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts
1.  Dip the rice sheets in a bowl of warm water until softened.

2.  Assemble two pieces of prawns, some pickle or shredded vegetables, mint leaves and lettuce and roll the sheet to wrap it tightly.  Slice each roll diagonally before serving with the dressing.


Love all kinds of rolls?  Here are two other recipes for you to try :-)


  1. Hi Esther,

    I never know that the Vietnamese rice paper rolls are so delicious until I came to Australia.

    Your rolls are very beautifully made with fresh ingredients... Yum!


  2. Oh yummy, I love the prawn rolls with the sauce.

  3. Esther, I love Vietnamese rolls! Recently I found the dried rice sheets at Tesco and I was so happy :)

  4. This is one of my favourite whenever we have Viet food. But now I prefer to DIY these after getting the rice paper from Perth. Yours look sooooo appealing!

  5. My wife's favourite!!! We had lots of this when we were in Vietnam last year! Healthy and delicious!

  6. Hi Esther, these rolls look so delicious! Wish I can bite into one now ! Maybe i should try making them one day :)

  7. Esther , refreshing and scrumptious combo ! Yeah , prawns are a bit expensive here as well :P

    Love the way you shot the first photo !

  8. love rice rolls with lemongrass beef, looks great with prawns too! so yummy!

  9. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!


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