To make spring rolls, you will need a few ingredients which you probably don't have on hand like rice paper and rice noodles, but most of the other ingredients are pretty typical. They call for a lot of fresh veggies: carrots, bell pepper, cabbage, green onion, cilantro, and mint. All of those ingredients should be thinly sliced and set in a bowl to marinate in olive oil and salt and pepper, save the mint. (The mint will just be sliced thinly and garnished on top of the veggies). I don't have proportions because I eye-balled everything based on how hungry Danny and I were. The spring rolls were going to be our only course, so I made a good amount. Marinating all together, the veggies fit in a medium size bowl. While the veggies marinate, you should cook the rice noodles. It only takes a few minutes, and you don't want them to get overcooked otherwise they get gummy. After these two steps, you are ready for the best part! Prepping the rice paper and preparing the rolls is fun and they look pretty, too!
|The rice paper comes in a little flat like this.|
|Soaking the rice paper.|
|Rice should go down first. If you are using shrimp or tofu, these would go first. Basically you need a base so that the veggies don't poke through the paper too much|
|Isn't it so pretty and fresh looking!|
|The finished product!|
All in all, we loved these and will definitely be making them all the time this summer!