I bet you’ve all heard about spring rolls; here are their healthier sexy cousins – summer rolls!
This has become one of my go to dinners because this heat is really getting to me and these don’t involve ANY cooking whatsoever, which means that I don’t have an oven on in the background driving me nuts and I’m not hovering over and around the stove – win!
Not to mention they’re super easy to make, really versatile, can be incredibly nutritious and above all delicious.
Summer rolls are made using dehydrated rice pancakes that are super thin and you can hydrate them to make summer rolls (photos and method below); you can also steam them or fry them to make spring rolls.
Hydrate your rice sheets – I fill a large bowl with warm (but not hot) water and put a sheet in for no more that 10 seconds until soft and mailable. You need to work quick with these so do this one sheet at a time.
Then place your hydrated sheet on a chopping board.
Tip: ensure that the end of the sheet is jutting out – this way you can easily grab on the the end to roll.
Place your fillings onto the sheet leaving ample space on all sides. At least an inch all around
Here is used pan roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted beets, cucumber, thinly sliced carrots, bell peppers and spring onions. You can use whatever you think you’d enjoy – get creative 😊
I also love making these with shrimp 🍤 they’re so good!
Time to roll. Grab the one end and fully roll the fillings. Then fold in both sides and roll again lengthwise.
Once properly hydrated, the wrapper becomes really sticky so you should have no trouble sticking down the sides when rolling.
Also, don’t overfill them – this will make rolling that much harder!
Make a dipping sauce. You can get really creative here too. I’ve tried some using miso and tamari which are really yummy by my fave has to be peanut sauce.
All you need is:
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 clove roasted garlic
1 teaspoon sesame oul
Just mix all the above in a small bowl making sure everything is nicely combined and that’s it.
Now grab your summer rolls, dip, munch and enjoy!
That’s it! I hope you try making these and love them as much as I do 🙂
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