Chicken and cucumber rice paper rolls
It's often hard to avoid the junk-food trap when planning a child's birthday party. Try placing a few healthy alternatives on the table - especially some disguised as junk - and watch the kids zoom in like a swarm of bees.
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- 1 lebanese cucumber
- 1 medium carrot, peeled
- 24 square (17cm) or small round rice paper sheets
- 1-2 chicken breast fillets (depending on size), steamed and sliced into sticks
- 1 cup bean shoots
- 24 mint leaves
- Hoisin sauce, to serve
Cut cucumber and carrot into 6cm sticks. Place one sheet of rice paper in a bowl of warm water until just softened. Remove and place on a tea towel. Place a piece of chicken in the centre of the rice paper, top with a stick each of cucumber and carrot, two or three bean shoots and two mint leaves, fold over and roll rice paper to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining rice paper sheets and fillings.
Serve with hoisin sauce.