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Chicken & Shiitake Rice Paper Rolls


Chicken & Shiitake Rice Paper Rolls

Using rice paper to make rolls is a fresh and tasty way to combine simple ingredients. This recipe is low fat and high flavour, using the classic combo of chicken and mushroom with a twist. Don’t be put off by rolling the rice paper, it is a little fiddley but they don’t have to be perfect, mine certainly weren’t.

Equipment required

1 bowl large enough to soak rice paper in
1 deep base saucepan with lid (big enough so the chicken breast will fit in, small enough so the liquid will cover them)
1 small non stick fry pan
1 ladle

Shopping list for 2 people

1 clove of garlic peeled
500mls of chicken stock
1 tsp of wasabi paste
2 chicken breasts

150g of shiitake mushrooms
1 lrg carrot grated
About 3 whole lettuce leaves
Splash of kecap manis (sweet soy)
Splash of soy sauce (gluten free)
8 round rice papers

Method to the madness

Put the top list of ingredients into the deep base saucepan, put the lid on and simmer on a medium heat for about 15 mins

Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pan and leave to cool on a chopping board

Meanwhile slice the shiitake length ways. Heat the non stick pan to a high heat, cook the mushrooms for a few mins, then add a ladle of the broth the chicken was cooked in, cook until the liquid has evaporated. Turn the heat off and leave to cool

Grate the carrot and tear the lettuce into a manageable size for the rice paper

Once the chicken has cooled thinly slice it, put it in a bowl and splash with some kecap manis and soy sauce

Boil some water and pour into the bowl that you will soak the rice paper in. Place the rice paper in one at a time for about 30 seconds until it is malleable

Drain the rice paper of excess water and place on a dinner plate to roll

Place down some chicken, mushrooms, carrot and lettuce, making sure to keep the ends free to roll

Fold the ends of the rice paper in and then tightly roll, as you would a burrito

Set the roll onto a plate, once all have been rolled cover with damp kitchen towel until you serve them so they don’t dry out

Serve with dipping sauces of your choice. ENJOY!


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