vermacelli, thin rice
rice paper circles (8 1/2 inces in diamater)
lettuce leaves, ribs removed, halved lengthwise
mangoes, peeled and sliced
bean sprouts, fresh (1 cup)
Spicy Thai Vinaigrette
1Soak vermicelli in 2 cups warm water for about 15 minutes.
2Drain and set aside. Dip sheet of rice paper in warm water (approximately 110 degrees) and transfer to work surface that is covered with a damp kitchen towel.
3Wait about 30 seconds or until wrapper is pliable.
4Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom two-thirds of the rice paper, leaving a 2-inch border of paper on the bottom.
5Place 2 tablespoons vermicelli, 1 tablespoon shredded carrots, 2 slices of mango, 1 tablespoon each of basil and mint, and 2 tablespoons bean sprouts on top of the lettuce.
6Fold up the bottom 2-inch border of rice paper over the filling and fold upward again to enclose the filling.
7Fold in the right, then the left edges of the wrapper.
8Continue folding until a tight cylinder is formed.
9Transfer to a serving tray and cover with a damp paper towel.
10Continue filling and rolling until all ingredients are used up.
11Serve with Spicy Thai Vinaigrette as a dipping sauce.
12Note: If you are in a hurry, simply julienne all the filling ingredients; toss well to combine and use to fill the wrappers.
13Makes 8 spring rolls.