If you have never had a fresh Vietnamese spring roll before, these fresh rainbow spring rolls with peanut sauce is a great place to begin. Since they are rainbow, they would be great to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day.
I know life is crazy right now all around the world. The Corona virus has created a mess. However, I’m gonna keep on keeping on with my blog and recipes. I also hope I can help with recipes from my archives as you may be needing to utilize what ingredeints you have in your home.
Now, these fresh spring rolls are uncooked and made with rice paper, unlike the cooked Chinese spring rolls most of us are used to. Those type of spring rolls are made with a pastry and filled with cabage, other vegetables, and meat. To finish, they get deep fried.
These fresh spring rolls, also known as fresh summer rolls, can be filled with cooked shrimp or chicken, vegetables, and/or fruit. This version is all veggies with a little fruit. They are placed in order of color to make a rainbow. Then, you top it with some rice noodles and roll it up burrito style in the rice wrappers.
The rice wrappers just need a dip in some warm water to make then pliable. So no cooking is involved at all with the wrappers. No cooking at all is needed with this version. The most time consuming part is preping the items to gor inside. I made these for all the aldies at my work and they all loved them.
Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate.