“From "The Food you Crave" - Ellie Krieger. I like this recipe because it's simple. There are some great dipping sauce recipes here on Zaar, use your favorite, or use the one below. I absolutely love these, they are so healthy, and so refreshing. Crisp, cool and delicious!”
6 rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the Sauce:
  2. Dissolve sugar in a small bowl in the warm water, then add remaining sauce ingredients and stir until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. Can make one day in advance.
  3. Prepare the Rolls:
  4. Cook shrimp in boiling water for 2 minutes, and cut in half lengthwise, set aside.
  5. Cook rice noodles according to package directions, drain, rinse and cool.
  6. Line up the remaining ingredients in small bowls before beginning to make rolls.
  7. Fill a large bowl with very warm water, not too hot to touch though.
  8. Place a rice paper round in the hot water and soak for 30-60 seconds, until it is pliable and the pattern on the round is barely visible. Remove from the water and place on clean work surface.
  9. Place 2 basil leaves on the inner edge of the moistened round, about 1 inch from the edge and leaving about 1inch on each side. Top with about 1/4 of cooked rice noodles. Place 2 shrimp halves on top. Top with heaping tablespoon of carrots, then 2 leaves of mint. Fold one lettuce leaf and place on top of the pile.
  10. Bring the edge of the round over the filling, fold in the sides, and roll. Place finished roll on damp cloth or paper towel.
  11. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  12. Can prepare several hours ahead and stored covered with a damp paper towel in an airtight container.

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