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How to make Spring Roll and its sauce

Updated on May 17, 2012
The Spring roll sauce is the combination of Hoisin sauce, peanut butter and ketchup.
The Spring roll sauce is the combination of Hoisin sauce, peanut butter and ketchup. | Source

An Easy Way to Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls

There are a lot of Vietnamese restaurants in the area I live. We most likely would go to a Vietnamese restaurant when we eat out. We especially love the way they make the beef noodle - Pho. But for spring rolls (or summer rolls), I find the taste of ingredients they use a bit too strong for us. So we like to make our own spring rolls at home.

Ingredients

Ingredients for 10 spring rolls

Rice paper : 10 pieces

shrimp: 1 pond (shelled and deveined)

Carrot: 2 medium (shredded)

iceberg lettuce: half (cut up)

Hoisin Sauce: 4 tablespoons

Peanut Butter: 1 tablespoon

Ketchup: 1 tablespoon

Water: 3-4 cups

How to Make A Spring Roll - Step by Step

  • Pour 3 cups of water in a saucepan (must be larger than the rice paper) and bring it to a boil. Add in the shrimps. Turn off the stove when the shrimps are fully cooked. (2-4 minutes, depends on the size of the shrimps)
  • Transfer the shrimps to a clean plate/bowl.
  • While waiting for the water in the saucepan to cool down a little, heat a small saucepan/pot to make the sauce for dipping. Stir in Hoisin Sauce, peanut butter and ketchup. Use medium heat only for about 1 minute.
  • Now the temperature of the water should be at the level where you can put you fingers in. (The water needs to be close to the hot side in order to soften the rice paper) Submerge a rice paper in the water completely. Wait for 10-20 seconds (the hotter the water, the less time you need)
  • Transfer the rice paper to a lager plate.
  • Add in the shrimp, lettuce and carrot.
  • Fold the rice paper, front part first. Make sure to fold it tightly. Then both sides before closing it.

Spring Roll Preparation
Spring Roll Preparation | Source
Sauce and Rice Paper  for Spring Roll
Sauce and Rice Paper for Spring Roll | Source
How to Wrap a Spring Roll
How to Wrap a Spring Roll | Source
Homemade Spring Roll
Homemade Spring Roll | Source

Do not refrigerate the spring rolls because it will harden the rice paper.

Make your own spring rolls by using the ingredients you like. Spring roll is a great food for party. Happy cooking! :)

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    • MadWhiteWaitress profile image

      MadWhiteWaitress 5 years ago

      ohh I just love spring rolls, and this recipe sounds amazing! I've never made this, but I did however have some luck with making General Tso's Chicken, so it gave me a confidence boost to try other things... this may just be next on my list =)

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      I love spring rolls too! It's so nice to see a step by step set of pictures! I've not tried to make them. (I did try to make fried egg rolls and they never quite came out quite right ...I have got them rolled tightly enough and then come undone!)

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you, Kris, for stopping by. For sealing the egg rolls you can try to mix the cornstarch and water, or use egg. I remembered my mom liked to brush some egg yolk on the end of the wrapper to seal it.

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      I love spring rolls so much I sure would like to make some on my own!Your hub is so beautiful and well done. I love the picture presentation and everything. Lady, you are so talented.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thanks donnaisabella for stopping by and your encouraging compliment. It is fun and less expensive when you make them at home. :)

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you for stopping by. Are you planning on creating a hub about how to make General Tso's Chicken?

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      MadWhiteWaitress 5 years ago

      KittyJJ, I don't know because I used a packet, and it was really simply, all I had to do was flour the chicken, fry it, then add the packet with water, but it was amazing tasted like the made-from-scratch stuff from chinese resturaunts.. lol!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      I just searched on Google and found some websites with General Tso's Chicken recipe. :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      the recipe sounds amazing.. maybe i'll try to make one and see. i love shrimps!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you unknown spy for stopping by. I love shrimps too. Everyone in my family loves the sauce that goes with the spring roll. I hope you will love it too. :)

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