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Budget and Student Friendly Vietnamese Cold Rolls

A great budget friendly meal for dinner or lunches!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 +


  • Rice Paper
  • Rice Noodles
  • Lettuce chopped
  • Cilantro
  • Bell Peppers thinly sliced
  • Carrots julienne
  • Cucumber thinly sliced
  • Sandwich Meat of Your Choice


  • Start with boiling water in a kettle. Pour water over rice noodles in a bowl and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Draw and rinse with cool water. I usually have left over rice noodles, but the leftovers make a great base for stir fries or other asian dishes.
  • In a similar sized dish to the rice paper (I use a cake pan), pour in some boiling water, just enough to cover a rice paper sheet. Take two sheets and allow to soak for 15-30 seconds, until it becomes soft. Take out of the water and place on a clean surface.
  • In the top corner of the rice sheet, take a small amount of noodles, lettuce, carrots, peppers, cilantro, cucumber and meat. This creates the filling of the roll.
  • Tuck in the filling, roll once, tuck in the corners and fold until the cold roll is formed. Continue until you have your desired amount of cold rolls.