Yummy-as-can-be
April 3, 2015

This fresh and yummy spring roll is an all time favorite. It is usually a mix of assorted veggies such as bean sprouts, green beans, carrots and cabbage. But instead of using the usual lumpia or egg wrapper, I used glass noodle wrapper to give it a Vietnamese twist.

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Fresh Vegetable Roll

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Green Beans, sliced
  • 1 cup Carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 Celery, diced
  • 1 cup Sweet Potatoes, julienned
  • 1/2 cup Chickpeas, optional
  • 2 cups Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup Shrimp, shelled and sliced into pieces
  • Chicken Broth
  • Peanuts, chopped
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Glass Noodle Wrappers (available in Asian Stores)
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce (Patis)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 of a lime, juiced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2-3 Thai chili pepper, minced
  • Sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Saute the garlic and onion, add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, sweet potatoes and 1/2 of the chicken broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Let the veggies cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the veggies, except the cabbage and the rest of the broth, then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn the heat off, then mix in the cabbage. Residual heat will partially cook the cabbage. Strain, then set aside while you prepare the wrapper and cook the sauce.
  6. To assemble, place cold water in a shallow dish. Dip one glass noodle wrapper for a few seconds. Lay the wrapper on a clean, flat surface, put a piece of the loose cilantro leaf on top, add 3 tablespoon cooked vegetables, top with peanuts and wrap.
  7. Dipping Sauce
  8. In a small sealable jar, combine water and sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add fish sauce, vinegar and lime juice and mix. Adjust flavors to taste.
  9. Add garlic, sesame seeds and chili pepper. The sauce can be stored at room temperature, if served the same day. Otherwise, store it in the refrigerator.
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