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Spring Rolls Recipe

Updated on May 24, 2015
5 stars from 3 ratings of Spring Roll Recipe

Have you ever thought about making your own spring rolls? If not, I hope this recipe inspires you to do so. Spring rolls, also called summer rolls, are like little bundles of portable salads wrapped in thin, translucent sheets of rice paper. They’re traditionally filled with a mix of fresh herbs, rice noodles, vegetables and often a few cooked shrimps and served with dipping sauces. Spring rolls look impressive when you put them out for a party, but they are actually very easy to make. Best of all, with some simple prepping and planning, you can have your very own DIY rolling party so everyone gets to make their own. Spring rolls can be made a day ahead. Just cover them with a damp paper towel, then wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

You can use just about anything you’d like as a filling for spring rolls. Fill the spring rolls with cooked shrimps cut in half lengthwise, cooked shredded chicken or chopped salmon. Other choices of veggies are anything that can be eaten raw such as bean sprouts, mushrooms, cauliflowers, celery, lettuce, cabbage, avocado and bell pepper just to mention a few. As for herbs you can use green onions, cilantro, mint, basil or mint.

Spring Rolls
Spring Rolls | Source
Prepare all the ingredients and set on the counter.
Prepare all the ingredients and set on the counter. | Source
bring 5 cups of water to boil in a medium pot over high heat. Cut rice noodles in half and add to the pan. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until noodles are soft.
bring 5 cups of water to boil in a medium pot over high heat. Cut rice noodles in half and add to the pan. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until noodles are soft. | Source
Drain and set aside to cool.
Drain and set aside to cool. | Source
fill a large, shallow bowl with warm water. Place 1 rice paper in the water and soak until pliable, about 30 seconds
fill a large, shallow bowl with warm water. Place 1 rice paper in the water and soak until pliable, about 30 seconds | Source
Lay a lettuce leaf flat on the rice paper, close to top one-third of the rice paper. Add rice noodles, few strips of carrots and cucumbers. Top with few herb leaves of your choice. Don’t overfill.
Lay a lettuce leaf flat on the rice paper, close to top one-third of the rice paper. Add rice noodles, few strips of carrots and cucumbers. Top with few herb leaves of your choice. Don’t overfill. | Source
Carefully fold the rice paper over the fillings.
Carefully fold the rice paper over the fillings. | Source
Tuck both ends in and roll tightly. Repeat with the remaining rice paper sheets. Transfer the rolls to a serving plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Tuck both ends in and roll tightly. Repeat with the remaining rice paper sheets. Transfer the rolls to a serving plate and cover with plastic wrap. | Source
Serve with dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy :)
Serve with dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy :) | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 rice papers
  • 1 cup rice noodles
  • 1 large carrot washed, peeled and cut into thin slivers
  • 1 large cucumber washed, peeled and cut into thin slivers
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 2 washed and sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup cilantro, mint or basil
  1. Sauce - simply mix together all the ingredients and transfer to a serving bowl.
  2. Rice noodles - bring 5 cups of water to boil in a medium pot over high heat. Cut rice noodles in half and add to the pan. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until noodles are soft. Drain and set aside to cool. You can also soak them in hot water for 10 minutes.
  3. Assembly - fill a large, shallow bowl with warm water. Place 1 rice paper in the water and soak until pliable, about 30 seconds (the rice paper should still be slightly firm. It will get softer as it absorbs the water). Remove from water and lay flat on a clean work surface (plastic cutting board or large ceramic plate). Lay a lettuce leaf flat on the rice paper, close to top one-third of the rice paper. Add rice noodles, few strips of carrots and cucumbers. Top with few herb leaves of your choice. Don’t overfill. Carefully fold the rice paper over the fillings. Tuck both ends in and roll tightly. Repeat with the remaining rice paper sheets.Transfer the rolls to a serving plate and cover with plastic wrap.

Dipping Sauce Recipes


Peanut Sauce

2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar

2 teaspoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons peanut butter

1 Tablespoon hot water

1 teaspoon chili garlic paste

2 Tablespoons chopped peanuts


Spicy Peanut Sauce

2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon hot Chile oil

1/2 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped


Lemon and Ginger Sauce

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 1/2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste

1 tablespoon water, or to taste

2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh gingerroot

2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander


Garlic and Soy Sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons peanut oil

1 teaspoon hot sesame oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

Pinch of sugar

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      You're welcome Trorrilynn. I agree spring rolls are very tasty, healthy and versatile. You can add just about any veggies you like.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Thanks for this cool hub about Spring Rolls

      I find them to be very delicious and very healthy.

      thanks again.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      You're welcome bridalletter. I appreciate your comments. Have a great weekend.

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      nmdonders 4 years ago

      This looks fantastic. I love these things and would love to try to make them myself. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      I like the look of those, nice presentation. I have tried shrimp rolls and enjoyed those. Your recipe looks perfect for serving special guests. Thank you for sharing.

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      Deepali 4 years ago from India

      Interesting preparation Bake.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Anything fried is delicious peachpurple. I make the fried ones also but this version is much healthier. You can cook the vegetables slightly for these spring rolls if you don't like the raw veggies. Thanks for voting and bookmarking :)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love spring rolls especially the fried ones. Great snack and breakfast too. I did try non-fried spring rolls, a little raw but healthy. Will bookmark this hub for my next snack. Voted useful