Fresh Spring Rolls— Goi Cuon
35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
15 ingredients
8 servings
These are fun to make and so tasty too! Serve with Peanut Dipping Sauce. Chicken can be substituted for the shrimp. Another Cook's Illustrated recipe!

Categories:  <-60-mins , vegetable , appetizer , time-to-make , asian ,
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  • 3 ounces dried rice vermicelli
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 2 fresh chili peppers, minced (thai, serrano, or jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed )
  • 1/3 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced into 2-inch-long matchsticks
  • 8 round rice paper sheets (8 inches in diameter)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, large leaves torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 4 large boston lettuce, halved lengthwise and sliced thin
  • 1/2 lb cooked extra-large shrimp, chilled and sliced in half lengthwise (21 to 25 per pound)


Serving Size (7.12 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.35 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 217.72mg 72.57%
Total Carbohydrate 0.72g 1.91%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.72 g %
Protein 0.14g 2.25%
Vitamin A 0.33IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 1.2mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried rice vermicelli, fresh lime juice, large carrot, fresh, chili peppers, roasted unsalted peanuts, large, sheets, packed fresh mint leaves, packed fresh cilantro leaves, large, boston lettuce, extra-large shrimp, cooked