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Lightly Fried Vegan Spring Roll Recipe

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Seeeee, I told you I was on an Asian kick! First: noodle soup, now spring rolls. Oh me oh my! Spring rolls are incredibly easy and fun to make--- especially for the ocd types :) You can use any amount of combinations of fresh veggies, tofu, noodles, whatever.




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Filling (for this batch): marinaded fried tofu cut into small slices (not pictured), sliced mushrooms, shredded carrots, shredded brussels sprouts, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro, and a bit of chopped thai basil (not pictured). Other filling options: rice vermicelli, peas, edamame, cabbage, lots and lots of fresh herbs (mint, cilantro) and whatever else your heart desires.
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Prepare your rice paper as directed (usually just soak in warm water for about two to three minutes). &layer your ingredients.
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Tightly roll and tuck the rice paper, much like you would to a burrito. It's a bit hard to see the rice paper on the board, but its there, there's quite a bit extra to work with-- in case in rips or the roll isn't perfect enough :)
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repeat repeat repeat! 
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Eat raw and freshly rolled. OR fry. Either on a very hot and oiled skillet, or deep fry, in a few inches of frying oil. Be careful not to get too antsy here--- you need to have a nice fried layer going before you can flip your spring rolls or they will stick and rip and you will be sad. very sad.
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THATS IT.

Well, kind of. You need to dip them in something.... buy a sauce, use soy sauce, or make a sauce. For the dipping sauce pictured: combine water, soy sauce, agave, fine grated or pressed ginger, fine grated or pressed garlic, chopped chili or serrano pepper, chopped green onions, and chopped herbs (cilantro, thai basil). Okay, now: THATS IT.    :)

20 comments:

  1. I'm gonna try to make this! Looks so YUM! thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Yum! Keep the recipes coming.. they all look amazing and I can't wait to try this and the Asian noodle soup.

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  3. No judgement here, I'd want to eat the entire plate myself. :)

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  4. this picture just seriously made my stomach growl. i'm not even kidding

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  5. Woo hoo!
    I have been on a vegan cooking bender lately (trying it out ...again) and have had such success via recipes on your website and websites you've linked to.
    I think I am going to try this one tonight!

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  6. Yum. Going to make these Monday night, just got the stuff today. Thanks so much for showing home easy it is. Love it.

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  7. Drea!
    I love your diet water posts! I have been reading skinny bitch lately and I really want to try going vegan for the health benefits. It is going to be difficult for me because my husband is such a carnivore but everytime I see your diet water posts I become inspired again!

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  8. YUMZ!! I am half-vietnamese so seeing these recipes makes me have that familiar comfort food feeling. xo

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  9. totaly making these for dinner tonite! yummo. & all the things found under your couch were super cute :) i KNOW what is under my couch IS NOT cute!

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  10. Where did you find brussel sprouts!? Are they in season in So Fla?

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  11. Excellent recipe! Made this last night and it was super delicious!

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  12. Excellent recipe! Made these last night and they were super yummy!

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  13. Where do you find rice paper? I used egg roll wraps and they were still really good. I looked at whole foods and jewel-osco.

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  14. @riotiousliving: I found them at whole foods--- I haven't seen them anywhere else at all. Not in season, but when a craving hits I gotta get em :)

    @angela: I found the rice paper at an asian supermarket. I'm not 100% sure where else you can get it... I honestly have never looked until the random spring roll craving hit :)

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  15. This recipe is amazing, am bookmarking it!


    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks to die for! :) Can't wait for your cookbook! x

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