HOW TO MAKE FRESH SPRING ROLLS

You can make these rolls with what ever you want. Just add your favorite ingredients and make them your own! Visit our complete tutorial on how to roll these fresh spring rolls and check out our collection of different spring roll recipes too. 

HOW TO MAKE FRESH SPRING ROLLS

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE SPRING ROLLS:
  1. 1/2 lb. cooked meat or shrimp , sliced thin
  2. 8 oz. package dried rice vermicelli noodles or "rice sticks", cooked to package instructions
  3. 1 small head of lettuce
  4. 1 medium cucumber , cut into thin strips
  5. fresh herbs: mint, asian basil, Vietnamese coriander, Vietnamese perilla or cilantro
  6. 12 8-inch rice paper wrappers or rice paper spring roll wrappers

FOR HOISIN PEANUT DIP (ONE OF SEVERAL DIP OPTIONS):
  1. 1/4 cup hoisin ( If hoisin dip is too thick, add water to thin out the dip)
  2. 2 tablespoons peanut butter , almond butter, or cashew butter.
  3. 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  5. 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce , optional

VIETNAMESE FISH SAUCE DIP
  1. see recipe here Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dip

DIRECTIONS
FOR THE HOISIN PEANUT DIP:
  • In a bowl, combine all dip ingredients together (hoisin, peanut butter, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and optional chili garlic sauce and optional water, if needed). Use a fork to help blend well.

FOR THE ROLLS:
  • Cook the dried rice vermicelli noodles to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Gather all your filling ingredients on plates: meat or shrimp, noodles, lettuce, cucumber, herbs and rice paper wrappers.
  • Please read our write up above to see photo tutorial on how to roll the spring rolls. 
  • Add warm water to a large bowl. Quickly dip each rice paper wrapper in warm water for a few seconds and lay on rolling surface such as a cutting board or plate (they will still be slightly stiff).