Spring rolls are one of my favorite foods, but for some reason I thought that they must be incredibly difficult to make. Then one day I saw a post on Mi Chiamo Candace talking about how easy they were to make, and I knew I had to try making them myself! She was right, they are very simple!
First I cooked my rice noodles. I then tossed them with a touch of sesame oil and some random fresh herbs I bought at the Asian grocery store.
I then assembled the other ingredients I was using. I used avocado, broccoli slaw, and the rice noodle mixture in mine, but the possibilities are endless! I think some red peppers would be lovely, or some thinly sliced strawberries!
After assembling your ingredients, get your rice paper ready and a shallow bowl of warm water. My bowl was a little smaller than the rice paper, which made things a little difficult. Next time I’m getting the smaller size of rice paper because I think it will be a lot easier!
Now you’re ready to roll – quickly swipe the rice paper through the water, then lay it down and put your ingredients in. I put mine down on rice paper, and since this was my first time I didn’t worry too much about making things pretty.
Then you just roll it up like a burrito! As soon as the rice paper touches itself it will stick. Roll as tightly as you can – I’m still getting this part down!
Your spring rolls are ready for dipping! I just used some Hoison, Bragg’s, and Sriracha for my dipping sauce. You could also make a peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce.
I stored all the leftover fillings in small bowls, and made new spring rolls every day until I ran out of filling. This worked better than making the rolls all at once, because as they dry out the rice paper can get tough. When only making one or two rolls, I just ran the rice paper under the faucet quickly.
Little Miss joined in on the fun with her own bowl of water and rice paper!
I hope this inspires you to try making your own spring rolls!