The New Lunch

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From chic al desko dining to elegant at-home brunches, we've got light bites down to a fine art ...

Start off our al desko dining series with these Vietnamese-inspired paper parcels of healthy heavenliness.

Rice paper rolls
Makes 8 rolls
These little rolls of yumminess can be completely customised with your favourite in-season veggies. Try adding cooked chicken slices or prawns.

? quarter of a cucumber, julienned
? 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
? 4 spring onions, washed and julienned
? 1 handful rocket, coriander and mint leaves, pea shoots and shredded beet
For the sauce
? 1 tbsp soy
? 1 tsp honey
? chilli flakes, if you want some spice

1 In a wide, flattish bowl, pour some boiling water and dip the rice paper in one at a time - it will turn translucent once ready.
2 Immediately take out and flatten on a surface (a damp tea towel is great).
3 Place your choice of veggies in the middle and then wrap up.


Recipes and styling Jette Virdi. Photography Nathalie Marquez Courtney. Assisted by Sharon McGowan and Rincy Koshy.

For more gorgeous lunch ideas, from Helen James' exquisite Considered range for Dunnes Stores, head here.


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