09 February 2011

Put a spring in your step…

Training: Body Balance / Run 5km

Of the spring roll variety that is!


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.


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


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


Then it was time to wrap…

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And roll!

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Lined up and oven baked until crispy.


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


Cabbage, capsicum, carrot, snow peas and mushrooms.


Sautéed in tamari and sesame oil until warm.


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


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


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


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


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.


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 :)


  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 ;)

  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!

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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

  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