This spring roll recipe is way healthier than your usual Fried Spring rolls and it is filled with a lot of healthy stuff too. This has become my family’s favorite and it is a very refreshing change than the usual summer foods variety we usually have. It comes with this Peanut Butter Dipping sauce too. Enjoy it!
Okay guys, let us allow the herbs to take center stage in this Vietnamese Style Spring Rolls: Basil Leaves or Thai Basil Leaves and Cilantro. I skip the mint because I thought it was very expensive. This recipe is the replica of the Vietnamese Spring rolls we eat in Saigon or Viet Restaurants we frequent and I thought that $ 4.00 for two spring rolls is way too expensive, so I made my own. I promise. You will not regret making this.
The good thing about this spring roll recipe is that you do not have to look far to get to the ingredients since they are readily available in your supermarket. Although I prefer that you use Thai Basil for these rolls, regular fresh basil will work too; and it will still tastes as delicious. How would I know. Well, for the last week ,I made these rolls five days in a row. And I used various basils to compare. And I am making it again today. That’s how I am folks when I get obsessed with something, I do it over and over again.
And had I mentioned these spring rolls are easy to make? Do not be intimidated by the rice wrapper. Just get a flat round dish and fill it with lukewarm tap water and lay it flatly and soak it enough not to disintegrate – around 10 seconds and transfer it on the flat plate or board and top it with the filling.
Now the nails. Yup, I had the delimma whether I have to cut my nails when I made this the first four times and I did not have the problem with the wrappers. But on this 6th fifth time, I have to cut my nails because they became too long and they bothered me. SO yup, keep your nails intact, just be gentle on how you handle the wrappers.And as added bonus, I am sharing with you those red “thingy” ( simple Chinese Barbecue Recipe) of meat that our Vietnamese counterpart add on their springrolls.