Pour boiling water over the vermicelli rice noodles and allow to sit
Check instructions on the rice noodles for exact timing and requirements needed for that brand of noodle
Pour the remaining boiled water into a wide bowl and allow to cool while preparing the rest of your ingredients. You will use this to prepare your rice paper wraps so try to use a bowl big enough that the wraps can be placed in flat to soften
Prepare the Peanut dipping sauce:
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. You may need some boiling water to bind it together.
Once you have all your ingredients prepared you can set up your assembly station
Get a tea towel that is lint-free and lay it flat on your worktop. This is where you will assemble the rolls and the towel will help to absorb excess water from the rice paper
Place the rice paper in the water and allow sit for around 20 seconds until it feels soft and pliable (how great a word is pliable by the way?)
Lay one rice paper out on the towel flat at a time, being careful not to rip the fragile beauties
Now we start to fill. It's important to not over fill the rolls; leave about an inch from the edges free from any filling and aim to cover around 1/3 of the paper itself.