Healthy and Delicious Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls

A delicious recipe with crunchy crust filled with vegetables. I love the way the spring rolls look, the small green leaf in the middle gives it a very unique look. I always make it whenever I have special guests at home and need to make something fast and deliciously beautiful.
Chinese vegetable spring rolls

A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls

What is a Spring Roll?

Spring Rolls are an appetizer made of rice paper wrapped around vegetables and meat, served with a dipping sauce. They are often confused with the more popular Vietnamese dish, the Pho.

What are the Traditional Ingredients of Vietnamese Spring Rolls?

Spring rolls are a staple dish in many cultures, and Vietnamese spring rolls are one of the most popular versions. The traditional ingredients of Vietnamese spring rolls are rice paper wrappers, vermicelli noodles, pickled carrots and daikon radish, lettuce leaf, fresh cilantro and basil leaves, bean sprouts, fresh mint leaves or coriander leaves.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Vietnamese Vegetarian Spring Rolls

The Vietnamese Vegetarian Spring Rolls are a popular dish in Vietnamese culture. The dish is usually presented in a bowl with rice noodles, lettuce, and cucumbers.

There are many variations of vegetarian spring rolls that people can enjoy. One variation includes adding tofu to the filling for extra protein.

This recipe is a fusion of Vietnamese and Thai flavours, and it’s easy to make a vegetarian dish. The spring rolls are stuffed with tofu, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, cucumber and lettuce. They are served with a spicy peanut sauce on the side.

Spring rolls are a popular dish in Vietnam. However, the vegetarian version is a healthier option that substitutes the traditional ingredients of shrimp and pork with tofu and vegetables.

The vegetarian spring rolls are traditionally dipped in a fish sauce-based dressing, which is not vegan or vegetarian-friendly. A famous alternative dressing to use for these spring rolls is the peanut sauce, but it’s best to make your own with just peanuts, soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar and sriracha hot peppers.

The Vietnamese have been making versions of this dish for centuries. It was initially created with shrimp but when Buddhist beliefs influenced Vietnamese culture they substituted the shrimp for tofu instead.

The ingredients:

– Rice paper, freshly cut vegetables.

– Tofu skin, seasoning (sugar, salt, soy sauce)

– Rice flour or other flour for the dough

– Vegetable oil

  • Finely slice all vegetables.
  • Heat a pan and add 1½ teaspoon oil, add black pepper.
  • Add all other vegetables and noodles. keep sprinkling litter water if needed to cook noodles, but not too much.
  • Add soya sauce and mix well.
  • The filling is ready, now its time to roll the spring rolls :). I’ve used ready-made rolls sheet available in supermarket. Before making rolls. mix tablespoon water and all-purpose flour in a bowl to make a paste. This paste will work like glue to pack our spring rolls.
  • Fold the rolls and deep fry. For details on how to fold, look at the step by step pictures given below.

Conclusion: You will love these simple, light, healthy and delicious Chinese vegetable spring rolls. Perfect as an appetizer or a main meal.

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CHINESE VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS RECIPE

A delicious recipe with crunchy crust filled with vegetables. I love the way the spring rolls look, the small green leaf in the middle gives it a very unique look. I always make it whenever I have special guests at home and need to make something fast and deliciously beautiful.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chinese rolls, spring rolls, vegan, vegetable spring rolls
Servings: 2
Calories: 192kcal
Author: ila

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped spring onion
  • 1 cup noodles I used steamed noodles
  • teaspoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Finely slice all vegetables.
  • Heat pan and add 1½ teaspoon oil , add black pepper.
  • Add all other vegetables and noodles. keep sprinkling a litter water if needed to cook noodles, but not too much.
  • Add soya sauce and mix well.
  • Filling is ready, now its time to roll the spring rolls :). I’ve used ready made rolls sheet available in super market. Before making rolls. mix a tablespoon water and all purpose flour in bowl to make a paste. This paste will work like glue to pack our spring rolls.
  • Fold the rolls and deep fry. For details how to fold, look at the step by step pictures given below.

Notes

Step by step recipe with pictures given below

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11226IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg

Here is the step by Step recipe with photos.

all my key ingredients
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Cut all carrot in thin slices
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Heat pan and add 1 1/2 teaspoon oil , add black pepper
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add all other vegetables and noodles
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keep sprinkling  a litter water if needed to cook noodles, but not too much
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add soya sauce and mix well.
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filling is ready,now its time to roll the spring rolls :). I’ve used ready made rolls sheet available in super market.
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Step2: Add one spoon or two spoon filling
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Step3: first fold
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Step 3: second fold
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Step 4: third fold
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Step 5: a drop of flour paste at the tip, I did a little deco
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Step 5: roll it from bottom to top.
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I made few rolls
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now deep fried all the rolls.
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Don’t forget to use kitchen towel ( paper napkins). It help to soak access oil from rolls.
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