Fresh spring rolls
Healthy foods are boring at times, but this easy to make recipe proves that healthy foods can be delicious.

You'll need:

  • 75g  Rice vermicelli
  • 200g  Shredded, cooked chicken breast (use leftovers or buy ready-cooked)
  • 1 packet  Rice paper wrappers (available from Asian supermarkets)
  • 2  Courgettes, cut into julienne (fine) strips
  • 1  Carrot, cut into julienne (fine) strips
  • ½ cup  Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup  Sweet chilli sauce or chutney, to serve


  1. Place vermicelli in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Fill a bowl with warm water. Dip one of the rice paper wrappers at a time into the water for about 15 seconds.
  3. Place the wrapper on a work surface, top with some vermicelli, chicken courgette, carrot and coriander leaves.
  4. Roll tightly, folding in the sides and place on a plate, seam side down.
  5. Cover with damp cloth and repeat.
  6. When you're ready to serve, uncover the spring rolls and arrange them on a serving plate with the sweet chilli sauce in a bowl, ready fro dipping.


Toddlers will enjoy the activity of dipping their own roll. Give them a milder dipping sauce like a little chutney.

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