Sunday, September 06, 2009

Spring Rolls

Spring RollsI apologize for the picture here, it isn't quite what it should be but I think it was a case of dinner being flung to the table with plates flying like frisbees and somewhere in there I snapped off a shot of the spring rolls.

They go perfectly with the wonton soup recipe I posted a couple of weeks ago and what I particularly like about fresh spring rolls is that they're really just little salads wrapped in a noodle.

And as with salads you can customize them to fit your tastes and be creative in all sorts of interesting directions. I myself don't like mint in my rolls so I never put it in but you can not only pig out on mint if you choose but you could add anything you'd want to put in a regular salad: boiled egg, cheese, ham, bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, diced tomatoes, whatever.

1 package of rice wrappers
3 cups of torn lettuce
1/2 cup diced green onions
1/4 chopped cilantro
1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup julienne cucumber
2 cups cooked, rinsed bean threads
shrimp (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
dipping sauce

I put together a video that shows how to wrap them up. It was kind of an afterthought while making spring rolls one night so it's not exactly Francis Ford Coppola but you get the idea.

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Lori said...

Thanks for the video! I never knew how to wrap spring rolls before!

Pam D said...

Aren't you just Miss Technology! How awesome..and I didn't see a Frisbee plate flying the background, either. That cracked me up! I do love spring rolls.. thanks for the tutorial!

Amanda said...

mmmmm they look lovely - might have to give them a go!!

Mayumi K. said...

They look so delicious! I would love to try it.

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

What a great tutorial - now I am going to expect one for all your wonderful recipes. And - it was great to hear your voice too, not at all like I expected...not a single 'you betcha' in the whole video! ;)

Naomi said...

Oh, yum! Need to get right on this...

cndymkr / jean said...

Great job on the video. (love the necklace too) Do the spring rolls taste gooey? I've never had them.

jacjewelry said...

I love these! My mom also adds avocado slices. So good! She uses either a sweet chili sauce or peanut sauce for dipping. I can eat 100 of these at once!

Mike said...

I love spring rolls—and wanton soup.


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Melissa B. said...

Yummy! I'm going to the grocery store tomorrow. I'll make sure to put these ingredients on my list!

Average Jane said...

Thanks! I've always wanted to learn how to make these, but hadn't sought out a recipe. I may try it tomorrow.

Heart2Heart said...


I love it when you add video to your recipes. It takes step by step to a whole new level and I can always watch and rewind when I am having trouble rather than reading it and trying to figure out what I did wrong.

I am definitely going to be trying these out!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat