Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rice Rolls Stuffed with Pork (Banh Cuon)

Rice Rolls Stuffed with Pork (Banh Cuon)

This is Vietnamese dish with Rice paper steam or dried rice paper soak in warm water. If you choose to do the steam rice paper you need to have a stemmer with round cloth on the top to steam the rice flour mixture. I don’t have one at home so I do it the same way as banch Chev or Vietnamese banh Xeo just use none stick fry pan to cook the rice flour mixture. If you choose to do it with dried rice paper, soak the rice paper until soft and wrap like you do fresh spring rolls. To make it easy buy fresh rice sheet from the Asian market that what I did. Serve with sweet fish sauce. The rice flour sell at the Asian market.

For the filling you need

25oz dried cloud ear mushrooms, soaked for 30 minutes, wash and cut it to small pieces
1 lb of ground pork
2 T of fish sauce
2 t of sugar
1 T of vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves minced
2 shallots minced
2 spring onions finely chopped
Black pepper
Half onion minced
Fried shallots (shell at the Asian store ready to use)
Mints and herbs to garnish before serve

In a blow mix ground pork and dried mushroom together
In a wok or fry pan add oil over medium heat until hot
Add garlic, shallots, and onion stir fry until golden
Add the pork mixture and stir fry until the pork is cooked
Season with pepper; sugar, fish sauce mix well, take the meat mixture out put in a blow let cool before you roll.

How to roll Banh Cuon,

Place the rice sheets on a flat surface, spoon a tablespoon of the pork mixture onto the middle of each sheet.
Fold one side over the filling, tuck in the sides, and roll to enclose the filling, so that it is resembles like fresh spring rolls.

If you use fresh steam rice paper it is easy because it is stick together, all you have to do just put the filling in and roll.

To serve the rice roll or Banh Cuon,
In a serving plate lay the rice roll as many you like
Add fried shallots or garlic on top if you have herb, mint or basil garnish on the top
Then drizzle with sweet fish sauce.


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