Thursday, January 6, 2011

Do It Yourself Spring Rolls

This is my daughter's favorite meal. They both love helping make it and assembling their own spring roll. Enjoy. I got it out of a Sunset magazine.

Cook 4 oz of thin rice noodles as package directs. On a large platter, set out leaves from 1 head butter lettuce; 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken; 2 peeled, seeded, and sliced papayas; 1 cup fresh mint leaves; 1/2 cup store bought spicy peanut sauce; 1/2 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts; 3 green onions, sliced into thin strips; and lime wedges. Put 12 large sheets rice paper on a separte plate. Set out a large bowl of boiling water so diners can dip their rice papers (allow 1 minute to soften), then assemble spring roll.

I have had better luck with the rice paper if the water is not boiling, other wise, it is hard to keep from sticking to itself.


Michelle P said...

Your kids are adventurous eaters! Nice. First won tons, now this. I am inspired. We'll see how it goes!

Michelle P said...

Also, what do you do with the leaves of lettuce? Do you chop them or leaved them whole? Trying to envision how it all fits in there.

Amber said...

I usually leave them whole and tear them up as we want them in our roll.

Michelle P said...

Super good! We had these with the wontons and hot and sour soup. All were great. It was a lot of time in the kitchen and I shouldn't have tried all three in one night, but it was good, even if we ate at 7pm! Yumm! I loved using those rice papers. I never had before. Fun to try something you see in restaurants for yourself. Demystifies it!
I want to try it again and get that right mix of stuff for the best flavor.