An easy spring roll recipe with sweet and spicy salmon, rice and fresh vegetables! Spring rolls made simple!
Two of my all time favorite foods are sushi and spring rolls. I always reserve these for special occasions, however, because I had no idea how to prepare them and I always assumed they were too difficult to make at home. Then I went to a sushi making party, and my mind was officially blown.
I will not go into the sushi making right now. This post is all about the spring rolls. Spring rolls are so easy; you will not even believe it! The rice paper wrapper might seem intimidating, but they are easy to handle. Flavored Salmon Pouches from Chicken of the Sea and Minute® Ready to Serve Rice make these rolls even easier! Sliced cucumbers and carrots add a crisp, cool freshness too!
This recipe starts with portable Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice that heats in 60 seconds. Let this cool completely then stir in a little rice wine vinegar. Wet one sheet of rice paper at a time in warm water until it is thin and pliable and arrange it on a cutting board. Arrange a few sprigs of cilantro on your rice paper then add your lettuce followed by a spoonful cooled rice. Add the carrots, cucumber and the spicy sweet salmon and roll it up! Serve your rolls with a quick dipping sauce and enjoy!
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Spring rolls can be made at home and they are so simple too!
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 8 rice wrappers
- 1 small bunch of cilantro
- 8 pieces of Bibb lettuce leaves
- 1/3 cup matchstick cucumber slices
- ¼ cup matchstick carrot slices
- 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
- ¼ teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 2.5 oz pouch Chicken of the Sea Sweet and Spicy Salmon
- Soy Dipping Sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon Sambal Oelek
- Prepare rice according to package directions. Toss with vinegar and chill.
- Add warm water to a large, wide bowl. Place one rice wrapper in the water to soften until pliable. Lay the soft rice paper on a cutting board. Place a few pieces of cilantro in the center, followed by a piece of lettuce. Place a spoonful of rice over lettuce. Add cucumber and carrot and top with salmon.
- Fold sides in towards the center. Take the edge closest to you and roll forward away from you until you have a roll. Place on a serving tray. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- For the sauce, whisk together the soy sauce through the Sambal Oelek.