Rainbow Shrimp Spring Rolls
Updated: Jun 19
This is how you officially eat the rainbow. Clean, crisp and refreshing treats. These are my kids favorite snacks and a great way to get the kids in the kitchen. They can help chop veggies, make the rolls it’s the perfect little salad packages.
Rainbow spring Rolls
1/4 cup hoisen sauce
1/2 cup peanut butter
1-2 tbls soy sauce
Start with 2-4 tbls of water add more if you want your sauce thinner
Juice of one Lime
1 garlic clove minced
1 tsp sesame oil
Tsp of siracha (optional)
optional garnish: cilantro, roasted peanuts, red pepper flakes or siracha swirl
10-15 spring roll rice paper wrappers (8 inch)
1 pound cooked medium shrimp cut in half (optional)
1 large carrot, peeled and julienned
3 sprigs green onions thinly sliced
1 large cucumber, julienned
1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 green mango, julienned
1 red pepper, julienned
1 yellow pepper, julienned
4 ounce dried cellophane noodles (also called bean threads) cooked according to package (optional)
Few sprigs of fresh cilantro and/or mint, Thai basil
Black sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl, top with garnish and set aside.
Prepping the rice paper: Pour hot water ( not boiling)*into a pie pan. Work with one wrapper at a time, dip the rice paper into the water for 20-30 seconds until the wrapper is soft and pliable. remove from the water and place flat onto a work surface.
*I found that boiling water makes the wrapper sticky and breaks easier
Filling the rolls:
I like to arrange the veggies on a platter and have my kids choose a few sticks of their favorite veggies, add a small amount of herbs and noodles and then roll them like a burrito, cut in half, garnish with sesame seeds and serve with sauce.
Place rolls on a baking sheet seam-side down and cover with a damp towel. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling, adding more water to the pie dish as needed.
*They are best eaten immediately or if you want to make them a few hours ahead make sure you wrap them with a plastic wrap or a damp towel.
You are now eating the Rainbow .. Enjoy