I have always loved spring rolls. So light and so many possibilities.
Asian food is my favorite style of cooking. If you have read my recipe index, you probably would have guessed that. Probably because most of the meals are quick and easy. I always thought that spring rolls were hard to make. The truth is, they are actually pretty easy. It took about 2 rolls and I had it down. One thing to know is, these are best eaten immediately. So we only made what we planned on eating. The rice paper should keep for quite some time in the packaging. You can really add whatever you want to them. Here is what we added.
1 pkg rice paper rolls
1 cup carrots sliced in thin strips
1 cup cabbage sliced in thin strips
2 green onions sliced in thin strips
1 cup cucumber sliced in thin strips
1 cup firm tofu sliced in thin strips
1/4 cup daikon sliced in thin strips
optional: mint leaves, basil, dill
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce or bragg’s aminos
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp fresh minced ginger
Before rolling, dip each rice paper in warm water for 20 seconds or so to get it pliable. Pull it out and blot it lightly with a towel. Place ingredients in the center line of the wrap. Fold in the top and bottom and roll up. It takes a couple tries to get the hang of it. Place each finished wrap on a serving dish and serve immediately. Looks fancy, but it’s really not that hard at all. Whisk the ingredients of the sauce together. Happy dipping. Enjoy!