Goi Cuon Recipe | Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe

Goi Cuon, also known as Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, are a delightful dish that embodies the vibrant flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. These translucent rice paper rolls are typically filled with a combination of fresh herbs like mint and cilantro, along with shrimp, pork, rice vermicelli, and sometimes lettuce. They're often served with a savory dipping sauce made from ingredients like hoisin, peanut, or fish sauce, offering a perfect balance of textures and flavors—crisp vegetables, tender protein, and fragrant herbs all wrapped in a delicate, chewy casing. The refreshing taste and healthy ingredients make Goi Cuon a popular and beloved dish, both in Vietnam and around the world. Here's a recipe for making Vietnamese fresh spring rolls (Goi Cuon):

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Ingredients of Goi Cuon:

For the rolls:
  • 12 rice paper wrappers
  • 12 cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (or tofu for a vegetarian option)
  • 2 ounces rice vermicelli noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup bean sprouts (optional)
For the dipping sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (to adjust consistency)
  • Crushed peanuts for garnish (optional)

Instructions of Making Goi Cuon:

  • Prepare all your ingredients and have them ready for assembly.
  • Fill a large bowl with warm water. Now dip one rice paper wrapper into the warm water for about 10-15 seconds or until it softens. Remove and place it flat on a clean surface.
  • Near the bottom third of the wrapper, place a few shrimp (or tofu), a small amount of rice vermicelli noodles, lettuce, mint leaves, cilantro leaves, and bean sprouts (if using).
  • Fold the bottom of the wrapper over the filling, then fold in the sides, and roll tightly to form a cylinder. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • For the dipping sauce, mix hoisin sauce, peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and water in a bowl until well combined. Adjust water for desired consistency.
Serving of Goi Cuon:
  • Serve the spring rolls with the dipping sauce on the side. Optionally, garnish the sauce with crushed peanuts for extra flavor and texture.
These rolls are versatile, so feel free to customize the fillings according to your preference! Enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavors of Goi Cuon.

 Recipe Card
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Prep Time:1hour, Cook Time:15minutes, Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes, Serving: 4 people

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