Spring rolls are good for a snack, lunch, dinner, or at any time of the day, more so if you are eating them fresh. I mean if they are not deep-fried like the other types of spring rolls. This time, we are going to feature Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls, which are made with shrimps, a variety of fresh vegetables, and spices. You can also match them with the sauce of your choice. My personal favorite is the creamy peanut butter sauce.
So first things first, what makes Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls healthy? Obviously, vegetables are loaded with nutrients that are needed by your body to stay strong and healthy. You might not be aware but these spring rolls contain high amounts of calcium, which as we all know is essential in maintaining bone health. They also contain iron, which is very much needed by people who are anemic. If you incorporate this dish into your diet, your body should be able to produce more red blood cells.
Furthermore, spring rolls can give you vitamin A that aids in maintaining eye health. They have vitamin C, which is essential in strengthening your immunity. In short, eating Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls can provide you with a plethora of health benefits. You can never go wrong with them.
If you have been accustomed to fried spring rolls, now is the best time to make a change. With this Fresh Vietnamese Spring Roll recipe, you will be able to enjoy more benefits from vegetables since they are raw. They are delicious, too, and you can enhance their flavor by dipping them into your choice of sauce.
2 oz. rice vermicelli
8 eaches rice wrappers
8 large shrimps (peeled, deveined, cooked, and cut in half)
1 1/3 tbsp. chopped fresh Thai basil
3 tbsp each chopped fresh mint leaves and cilantro
2 leaves lettuce (chopped)
1/2 c. water
4 tsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. white sugar
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp. garlic chili sauce
3 tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. peanuts (finely chopped)
- Boil water in a medium saucepan and add rice vermicelli. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes and drain.
- Fill a bowl with warm water and dip each wrapper in it for a second to soften it. Lay the wrapper flat and arrange 2 shrimp halves, basil, mint, lettuce, cilantro, and vermicelli. Fold uncovered sides inward and roll the wrapper. Do the same with the rest of the ingredients.
- Combine fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, sugar, chili sauce, and water in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine peanuts and hoisin sauce.
- The rice wrappers should be about 8.5-inch in diameter.
- Serve the spring rolls with the hoisin sauce and fish sauce mixtures.
Don’t know where to find some of the ingredients? You can definitely find the rice vermicelli, hoisin sauce, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, and rice wrappers in Asian food markets.
If you haven’t had Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls yet, I’m sure you will love it. It is super healthy, so you can never go wrong adding this dish to your daily diet. It works good too if you are aiming to lose weight.