I’m always encouraging my kids to try new things or test again for the things they think they don’t like …. so I thought it was time I took my own advice!
I have never thought I liked cold rice paper rolls – but if I’m honest, I can’t actually remember the last time I tried them. So, since my kids like any thing wrapped and choosing their own food, this seemed like a perfect dinner option. So I tried – and I really loved them …. and so did everyone else! 2 of the 4 kids asked for them in their lunchboxes and I had a particularly happy husband!
The trick is to get everything ready before you soak and fill the wraps, then it just works as a little production line. These are best fresh, but keep in an airtight container in the fridge they’ll last 24 hours.
For the Thai beef part you’ll need;
- 800g gravy beef/casserole beef
- 125ml coconut cream
- 1 heaped tbsp red thai curry paste (I like the Aayam bran)
- 1/2 cup beef stock (I like Massel for a store bought brand)
Place the beef into the bottom of the slow cooker.
Mix together the cream, paste and stock and pour over the beef. Place on the lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
Use a fork to shred the meat and then allow to cool before placing in fridge (or use it hot in the wraps if you’d prefer). This quantity of beef did 12 rolls for us.
You need a packet of rice paper wraps – they are usually in the ‘international food’ aisle of the supermarket. They are hard and brittle, but you dunk them in warm water to soften them (follow the instructions of the back of the pack).
We filled them with cooked brown rice, avocado, the Thai beef and your choice of crunchy salad or veggie fillings. The kids added cheese to theirs as well.
Fill, roll and enjoy – A great transportable food for picnics and lunchboxes too!