So y’all know I’ve been spending WAY too much money on spring rolls from Eatzi’s. I kept telling myself that I should just make them myself, but I was really nervous for some reason. With a little extra time on my hands Sunday I decided to go for it.
Here’s what I used:
- Rice paper (found at Whole Foods in the Asian section)
- Bibb lettuce (could use any leafy green)
- Broccoli & Carrot Slaw (huge timesaver)
While I boiled the shrimp I prepped the rest of my ingredients.
Step one is to soak the rice paper in warm water. It starts to loosen up right away and after about 20 seconds it was ready to go.
Next lay it on a clean towel and layer on your ingredients. I did one leaf of lettuce, a handful of slaw, about 4 baby shrimp, 1/8 avocado, a pinch of chopped mint, and a squeeze of lime.
Then roll! The rice paper stuck to the towel but was fine when I peeled it up carefully. Start with one long side, then fold in the ends before finishing the roll.
I made 4 (2 for right then and two to have for lunch the next day). Make sure to wrap them in syran wrap if you’re eating them later, otherwise the rice paper will get hard.
These were INCREDIBLE. The mixture of lime juice and mint was the perfect zing against the chewy shrimp and creamy avocado. I served mine with Sriracha, but you could choose any asian sauce or just eat them plain.
SUCCESS! So happy that I can save some money and make these on my own now!
- Have you ever tried to recreate one of your favorite meals from a restaurant?