My recipe for today is my own home-made version of Spring Rolls. They are a large variety of filled, rolled appetizers or Dim Sum found in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine. The name is a literal translation of the Chinese chūn juǎn (春卷 'spring roll'). The kind of wrapper, fillings, and cooking technique used, as well as the name, vary considerably within this large area, depending on the region's culture.
My spring rolls are made with authentic Chinese ingredients as well as proper spring roll rice paper wrappers too. Although my favourite spring rolls have spice minced chicken or pork in them, I decided to make this new recipe vegetarian and vegan, so it will appeal to a wider audience. If you manage to find gluten-free rice paper wrappers, you will also be able to make these gluten-free too.
They are a little fiddly to make, so set aside some time AND space to make them! But once you get rolling, they soon come together and the results are well worth the effort.