I saw this recipe on sortedfood.com and loved it. I instantly wanted to make them myself but without the pork. Instead I used green spelt.
- Rice paper
- small leaves of (thai) basil for decoration
- chinese raddish or horse raddish
- rice vinegar
- a dash of wate
- rice noodles, cooked and cooled
- green spelt, cooked and spiced then fried in a large pan
- peanuts, toasted and chopped
*Pickle your veggies. Really simple I used perserving jars to store the veggies for some days in my fridge. Cut fine slices of the carrot and raddish, place them in the jars. Bring a cattle with water to the boil and mix around 1 cup of water with 1 spoon of salt and sugar and several dashes of rice vinegar. Pull the mixture over the veggies and let the magic work. 10 minutes are fine but if you let the jars rest overnight the result is even more tasty.
*Cook some rice noodles with some recently boiled water from a kettle. Let them soak for 3-5 minutes in the hot water then drain them and rinse them with some cold water to prevent them getting to soft and sticky. Then let them cool.
*Green spelt meat substitute. I had some selfmade "green spelt minced meat" from my mum in the freezer. Basically just cooked green spelt with all sorts of spices which fit into asian dishes. I fried the mixture in a pan with some sesame oil and . added some peanuts and sesame seeds and toasted all this till nice and crunchy. Let the mixture cool before you continue to work.
*Soak the rice paper in cold water till you can easily fold it and handle it like a wrap. Place a leaf of basil in the center. Add the veggies, then the noodles, the greenspelt mixture and finally some lettuce or chinese cabbage on top. Roll everything together like an burrito - its a bit hard to explain so if you have troubles go and check out the video on Sortedfood.com
As dipping sauce its nice to have either a sweet chilli sauce if you are lazy or if you can spend some more minutes bring soysauce with a bit of lemon juice, sugar and toasted sesame seeds to a boil and let it reduce till nice and creamy.