So you want to be like this,
But you are like this,
You make yourself feel a little better by saying, 'I am not fat, I am just healthy' and you thank your stars you don't look like this,
And then you get married. You are still 'looking healthy'. One day you catch a glimpse of your image with your husband in the bathroom mirror.
Argh!!!! You are F-A-T!!
You have 2 options: plump him up or starve yourself (I have tried the 1st option it does not work at all- he never gains weight!). So you go on diets/exercises/stop looking at food blogs/stop watching food network/try to work out calories, carbs, protein, metabolism.....In doing all that, you basically murder your taste buds. You crave for sweet-sugar-salt but the only thing that stares back at you is lettuce-plain and green *puke*
For all those dieting, this recipe is perfect. I have adapted heavily from Nupur (wish she would return soon) and Sia .
I know this is called a Vietnamese summer roll, but I just like the name Mooshi Roll- sounds all Japanese and fancy!
1. Rice wrappers- available in Whole foods
2. Thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, lettuce (I do not use any specific quantities, use how much ever you want) 3 Tbsp roasted-peeled ground nuts-coarsely crushed.
3. Marinade- Mix 2 tbsp sugar, 2tbsp soy sauce, 1tsp grated ginger, 1 clove grated garlic, 1tsp chilli sauce, 6 mint leaves finely chopped, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder.
4.Half a pack of extra firm tofu. (Drain the water well- I usually fill a cooker with water, place it on the tofu and leave it overnight).
5. Dipping sauce- 2 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1tsp grated ginger, pinch of salt and sugar, 2tbsp water.
Chop the tofu into 1 inch cubes add the marinade and let it sit for 30mins. Heat a pan and pour the entire content (tofu and marinade) and let it simmer till the mixture become dry.
Now mix the tofu with the veges and ground nuts. Soak the rice wrappers in warm water for 1-2 mins. Place it on a clean towel and add 3-4 tbsp of the filling and some of the dipping sauce. Roll the wrapper (Nupur has given lovely step by step instructions).
There... your taste buds are happy and you are feeling good that you ate all those veges, to celebrate go get yourself a scoop of chunky-monkey!!!
Thanks to her for making my rolls look prettier!!