09 February 2011

Put a spring in your step…

Training: Body Balance / Run 5km

Of the spring roll variety that is!

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Tonight's dinner came courtesy of a request from Mr BBB. For a while now we have been pondering how simple it would be to make a gluten free spring roll if we used rice paper instead of wheat wonton wrappers. And, with a packet of rice paper sheets in the pantry, there seemed to be no greater time like the present.

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I started by making the spring roll filling -  pork mince, mushrooms, spring onions and cabbage…

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Stir-fried with a good amount of GF oyster sauce, cooked until the cabbage had wilted, and set aside to cool.

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Then it was time to wrap…

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And roll!

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Lined up and oven baked until crispy.

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Meanwhile, I used the remainder of the shredded cabbage to make an easy-peasy warm salad to serve alongside the spring rolls.

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Cabbage, capsicum, carrot, snow peas and mushrooms.

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Sautéed in tamari and sesame oil until warm.

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Served with the spring rolls, fresh out of the oven.

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Don’t be fooled by the ‘white’ look of these spring rolls, the rice paper crisped up beautifully.

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Even though they didn’t turn golden brown like won ton wrappers do.

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I think the colour of the salad more than made up for it though!

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I really enjoyed these spring rolls. Not only were they packed with flavour, the fact they were oven baked meant they were far healthier than their deep fried cousins.

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Here’s hoping they put a spring in my step for my early morning Body Pump class tomorrow!

What about you? Have you ever made your own spring rolls?

Happy Baking :)

20 comments:

  1. My house mate use to make us all HM spring rolls all the time using these wrappers, and since I too have a packet in my cupboard going to waste, I have been thinking about this for a few weeks. NOW I'm going to do it :) You have re-inspired me ;)

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  2. Actually I did some Vietnamese Rice Paper rolls on the weekend. I had no idea that you could bake them and get a spring roll effect! Definitely on my to-do list :)
    Enjoy pump tomorrow!

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  3. I'v never made spring rolls or rice paper rolls! When are you opening your restaurant again? ;)

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  4. That warm cabbage salad is so colorful!! Looks great!

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  5. I love spring rolls but have never made them. I may have to try soon.

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  6. I love making spring rolls! I might have to pull my wrappers out of the freezer. I like that you used the leftover cabbage to create a side dish, it means less waste.

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  7. I would have never thought to use rice paper! They look great!

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  8. They look fab am glad you mention the colour tho. I've made them vietnamese style where you just eat them as soon as they are rolled but more often fried. I didn't knwo if they would work in the oven which is a much healthier version than fried. Will give this a try this week as I have lots of sprouts and a pack of spring rolls papers.

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  9. I have never made spring rolls but I've talked about doing it for years now. lol They look great!

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  10. Wow what a cool idea to bake them! I always think of using rice paper for cold rolls, but I love the idea!

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  11. I really like the look of these, i have never made spring rolls but i think i will give it a go!

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  12. I love the presentation! I've never made my own before. I don't think they would be nearly as pretty!

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  13. You are so awesome in the kitchen. This meal looks amazing.

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  14. That's a great idea to serve that stir fry with spring rolls. I never make them cause I need to make things that are a whole meal

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  15. I love the idea of spring rolls on the warm salad!

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  16. These are a great idea Lisa especially baking them and making the filling so healthy too! :D

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  17. i have made my own spring rolls, but they certainly didn't turn out like that!! i think i better try again! :)

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  18. must try this - I have rice paper roll wrappers and E doesn't like cold food so I suspect he would prefer them like this! they would also go down well with my family who have gf dietary requirements in our midst

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  19. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. I found you via google when I googled "capsicum, carrot, cabbage". How random!

    Lovely that I found you... xxx

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