Spring Rolls

by Kim Nguyen

Spring Rolls - Nutrition for the World Spring rolls are a traditional Vietnamese food, but it originated in China because it was called “spring dish” and was eaten in the early spring after Chinese New Year. Chinese spring rolls were fried in oil, but Vietnamese spring rolls are made fresh because everything is broiled and doesn’t contain oil. This is the reason why spring rolls are served “cold” and why it is healthy. It is considered an appetizer, although it could also be made for a family dinner. Spring rolls are usually served with a peanut sauce or a spicy fish sauce that is perfect with it. There are many different kinds of spring rolls that could be made, it just depends on what people like to put in the rolls.

[Nutritional Analysis]
Serving size: 2 spring rolls
calories 198
protein 10g
carbohydrate 34g
total Fat 4g
saturated Fat 0g
monounsat. Fat 2g
cholesterol 44mg
sodium 512mg
fiber 4g

[Ingredients]
  • Vermicelli noodles
  • bag of shrimp
  • one tray of pork
  • rice wrappers
  • fresh thai basil
  • fresh mint leaves
  • fresh bean sprout
  • fresh lettuce
  • fresh cucumber

[Directions]

First: In a saucepan, broil shrimp until its cooked, then drain the shrimp in a bowl and let it cool down for a Spring Rolls - Nutrition for the Worldwhile. Cut the shrimp in half in lengthwise then refrigerate until served.

Second: Broil the vermicelli noodles in a different saucepan for 10 minutes or until it is soft, then pour the noodles our and drain it. Let it dry for a while.

Thirdly: broil the pork in another different saucepan until it is fully cooked, take the meat out and let it cool for a while and cut the meat thin.

Fourthly: Wash all the vegetables well, and place them in a big bowl. These are the steps for preparation.

After the preparation is done, rolling the spring roll is another job. Have a bowl of hot water on the side to dip the rice paper in to make it soft. Place the wrapper on a plate and let it dry for a couple of seconds. Add the three shrimps and pork, noodles, any vegetables you like then roll the wrapper. Although rolling does take some practices because it has to be done in a certain way. Repeat with the remaining wrappers, filling the meat, noodles, and vegetables.



This is a video that shows step by step how to make and roll a spring roll.
Enjoy :)








Sources:
http://chunjuan.cn/en/News/ShowInfo.aspx?ID=12
http://www.restaurantwidow.com/images/halongrolls.jpg
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00313
http://www.kidsregen.org/recipes/TEST.0506/done.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1DgkDIdMc

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