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Mother in Australia shares a simple recipe for homemade rice paper rolls that are identical to Roll’d

Just like Roll’d! Mum shares her simple and VERY tasty homemade BBQ rice paper roll recipe – and it only costs $ 10 for six

  • A mom shared a simple recipe for healthy homemade rice paper rolls
  • Her sandwiches are almost identical to those of the Vietnamese take-away chain Roll’d
  • Six rolls cost her $ 10 in ingredients, while a single Roll’d roll costs $ 4.20
  • She said they were affordable to make and her family loved them

A mom shared a simple recipe for healthy homemade rice paper rolls that look identical to those more than two and a half times the price of the popular Vietnamese takeout chain Roll’d.

The woman posted to an Australian cooking group on Facebook, telling members she had made the sandwiches for her kids with a packet of $ 1.50 Vermicelli noodles, a $ 3.30 pot of barbecue sauce, and leftover chicken thighs, carrots, and peppers.

She made six large rolls of about $ 10 in ingredients, while a single Roll’d rice paper roll costs between $ 4.20 and $ 4.70.

Buying six pre-made sandwiches would have cost her at least $ 25.20, which means she saved $ 15.20 and kept her kids as happy as if she ordered.

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An Australian mom made this barbecue chicken and vegetable rice paper rolls for $ 10 worth of ingredients

An Australian mom made this barbecue chicken and vegetable rice paper rolls for $ 10 worth of ingredients

A selection of rice paper rolls from the Vietnamese takeout chain Roll'd, each costing between $ 4.20 and $ 4.70

A selection of rice paper rolls from the Vietnamese takeout chain Roll'd, each costing between $ 4.20 and $ 4.70

A selection of rice paper rolls from the Vietnamese takeout chain Roll’d, each costing between $ 4.20 and $ 4.70

Photos of the sandwiches have been loved 315 times since they were shared on Sunday, and many said they couldn’t tell the difference between the homemade and store-bought snacks.

In response to questions from members of the group, the mother said she baked the chicken in the oven in KanTong’s Chinese barbecue sauce, which is available in leading supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths.

Then she chopped carrots and peppers into thin strips and baked on low heat with crushed garlic, mixed herbs and a pinch of salt and pepper.

The insides of the sandwiches, which she filled with barbecue chicken, carrots, peppers and vermicelli noodles

The insides of the sandwiches, which she filled with barbecue chicken, carrots, peppers and vermicelli noodles

The insides of the sandwiches, which she filled with barbecue chicken, carrots, peppers and vermicelli noodles

An employee of a Roll'd outlet at the Sunshine Plaza mall in Queensland poses for the company logo

An employee of a Roll'd outlet at the Sunshine Plaza mall in Queensland poses for the company logo

An employee of a Roll’d outlet at the Sunshine Plaza mall in Queensland poses for the company logo

The mom didn’t say what brand of rice paper she packed the ingredients in, but sheets of Valcom rice paper are available from Coles for $ 2.45 per package.

People were impressed by the quality and affordability of her home cooking.

“These look great, great work!” said a woman.

A second said, “I really want to try this one!”

Make your own rice paper rolls

1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and cover the chicken thighs with Chinese barbecue sauce. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 20 to 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked.

2. Soak Vermicelli noodles in freshly boiled water to soften them for five minutes, then rinse in cold water to avoid being fully cooked. Drain well and chop into short pieces to put in the sandwiches.

3. While the noodles are soaking, chop the carrots and peppers into thin strips.

4. Pour boiling water into a shallow dish and dip a sheet of rice paper in the water at a time to soften it, then place it on a plate covered with a damp tea towel to keep them moist.

5. Place chicken, noodles and vegetables in the center of the rice paper, keeping the filling well away from the ends to avoid splitting the paper.

6. Bring the two ends of the rice paper over the filling and roll up the sides to create a tight package.

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“My mouth is watering, I have to make some,” said a third.

Others who seemed less interested in setting up a storm said photos of the snacks prompted them to order takeaway from Roll’d.

Roll’d was founded by Bao Hoang, a Vietnamese Australian who has channeled his love of his mother’s rice paper rolls into a thriving restaurant franchise with 71 outlets across Australia.

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