We can roll blintzes, burritos, egg rolls but spring rolls have always been a challenge. Maybe you can let the finished rolls sit for about 30 minutes for the wrapper to “dry out” a bit and have more bite. Hers were wonderfully flavorful and crunchy too! Normally I don’t add noodles to my daily spring rolls because it makes the spring rolls more filling and I enjoy eating my spring rolls filled with extra vegetables. Maesri spring roll sauce is ideal for fried and fresh spring rolls. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. VERY sparingly oil the container with peanut oil and as you pack in the rolls turn them just enough so they get a bit of oil an their sides so they don’t stick together. Too funny! I told her, but later, she didn’t fully remember when she made them. Hi!I love your tutorial on the spring/summer rolls! Instead of the dipping sauce which I wasn't fond of I used hoisen sause with crushed peanuts on top. Left photo: An important element of a great fresh spring rolls is having a “crunch” or  firm structure in the center. Freezing isn’t a good idea for the fresh spring rolls. Made spring rolls for the first time today using your tutorial and they could not have turned out better! Favorite Spring Roll Ingredients and Tools: It can sometimes be hard to find good spring roll ingredients and tools. I did these for my bday party this weekend along with Truffle Popcorn, Sesame Noodle Boxes served in little Chinese Takeout Containers, and Goat Cheese Crostini. They’re so easy to understand! What was that tool you used on the carrot to make those perfectly skinny carrot slices ? Thanks! These fresh and healthy Vietnamese spring rolls are made with shrimp, vegetables, herbs, and rice noodles wrapped in rice paper. I was suprised at how pliable they were. To make the spring rolls: Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the noodles just until … I ordered DIY spring rolls in a Vietnamese restaurant in France last year, but got no real instruction on how to construct them! 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. To make the Quick Thai Dipping Sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. I made fresh spring rolls for the first time last week. Starting at top 1/3 of rice paper closest to you, lay lettuce first. RT @WhiteOnRice: How to roll fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls http://t.co/S7KHmyU4 (New post). Really scrumptous and so healthful. Thank you for this great and informative post! We wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Fantastic! Another reason why they’re sticky is possibly because you soaked them too long. Don’t worry if the rice paper might feel a little firm because once the rice paper lays on the rolling surface, it will continue to absorb the water on its surface and will become soft and GELATINOUS. I love spring rolls, both fresh and deep fried! I make these for my husband’s lunch sometimes and I wrap them in wax paper and then you can peel the paper back as you eat it. So glad you guys posted this! Have all your fresh spring rolls ingredients, washed and prepped before rolling. I’ve never made spring rolls at home – but they are one of my all time favorite treats when I go out or when it’s warm out. When you pull it out of the water, it should still feel stiff, but that’s ok. As it lays on the rolling surface, it becomes more soft. Any chance on a dipping sauce?.. Then, I place the rolls (not touching) on the sheet pan, cover them with plastic wrap and top that with damp paper towels. I suggest this because this will avoid any sharp fillings to tear the soft rice paper. I did use small wrappers and could only fit 1/12 of the filling in each therefore ended up making 12 little bites. Awesome! Thank you so much for the clear and DETAILED explanation with pictures. Info. have fun rolling! I’d say they travelled pretty well as I made them the day before. This is a very thorough tutorial. But please read my tutorial first to make sure I haven’t answered it yet. I’d just keep them at room temperature. Thank you for this! We’ll see how they turn out. It was a hit with my friends. It looks delish! Sometimes, we don’t dip the rice paper into water, spray instead to control the water better ^^ Cheeerzzzz, LOVE fresh spring rolls. The sauce in the picture is the classic Vietnamese fish sauce, nuoc cham. So glad the tutorials helped! Today was my first ever attempt and they turned out wonderful! I have had fresh Spring Rolls before and loved them, so I used your directions and was happy that I was getting the hang of it! Thanks for making the effort to make them! I was inspired to make spring rolls to take on a flight to Hawaii. Just a note: some wood surfaces are very porous and will cause the rice paper to stick terribly. How to keep rice paper spring rolls from sticking and tearing: Storing the fresh spring rolls stacked or side-by-side may cause spring rolls to stick and tear when separated. I used mixed greens instead of regular lettuce which added great color to it. The spring roll wrappers needed should be specified more clearly. I look forward to continuing……. I sauteed up some tofu and added lots of veg. Lay down slightly firm rice paper on your rolling board and start assembling ingredients. Thank you! Thanks so much for your beautiful photos and descriptions! Gather all your filling ingredients on plates: meat or shrimp, noodles, lettuce, cucumber, herbs and rice paper wrappers. My first attempt earlier today was o.k ish , but now I know where I went wrong. In a bowl of cool water, soak a wrapper until limp. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Amount is based on available nutrient data. Now put all all your practice on this collection of Spring Roll recipes . Not to mention one of the most fun recipes I have ever made! Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. I love the freshness of this dish, however I changed a few things. After some adjustments, I am still having the same problem. This was so much easier than I thought it would be. I buy these fresh spring rolls way too often — couple times a week, and what a pleasure it will be to be able to make them! No more. And you are so right about the wraps. Airport food is awful and we wanted something fresh, nutritious and importantly, one person has celiac disease so many obvious choices were out. These spring rolls are awesome! Hi Cathy, we’ll use plastic wrap and lay them between the rolls so that they don’t stick together. To prevent that, I try not to wrap them too tight because as the wrappers dry, they tear. : If you have any further questions about fresh spring rolls, just ask below! They taste great but who wants a mouth full or rubber?? https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/fresh-fruit-spring-rolls Much appreciated. Todd and I have frequent spring roll parties where we grill fresh meats and vegetables, roll spring rolls and stuff ourselves for hours. The rolls definitely scream spring for me. Many thanks Thank you! Combine all vegetables in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. The three classic spring roll dipping sauces are: peanut dipping sauce, Vietnamese nuoc cham (fish sauce), and hoisin sauce. Your tutorial is perfect! Now with your instructions I can make them without major problems and also the ingredients seem readily available in local markets. Many! Lay the We use a julienne peeler. Or did I do something wrong? Nori is unique on it’s own and I wouldn’t ever combine the two: rice paper and nori. Question: After too many spring rolls falling apart half way through lunch, I did an online search and found this tutorial.