Grandma T and I have been talking about how to make gluten free egg rolls lately, and we saw a few recipes online where people fried rice paper rolls. So, after visiting three grocery stores to finally find some rice wraps, we came up with a recipe for gluten free egg rolls. Well, it turns out that rice paper really doesn’t fry well. The first one turned into a sticky, gooey mess and the second one wasn’t much better. We gave up trying to fry them after that and kept the remaining rolls as fresh spring rolls. I made a peanut dipping sauce and in the end, it all worked out! So, here’s our recipe for gluten free spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce.
Gluten free spring rolls
2 tablespoons of oil for stir-frying (we used coconut)
Salt and pepper to taste
A few handfuls of fresh herbs, minced (mint, cilantro and basil all work well)
8 gluten free *rice paper wraps
Stir fry the diced vegetables in oil. When cooked through but not too dark, add salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cool and stir in the herbs.
Following the directions on the rice paper package, soak each sheet of rice paper in warm water for five seconds. Gently shake off the excess water and place on a plate or cutting board. Scoop a large spoonful of the cooled vegetable filling onto the rice paper roll, placing it just off center. Fold the top and bottom edges of the paper over. Then, rolling from the side with the filling, carefully tuck the edge of the paper under the filling and continue to roll tightly until you have a tiny burrito shape. The paper should stick to itself to seal the roll. Set aside on parchment paper. Continue making rolls and placing them on paper, making sure the rolls are not touching each other. Serve with peanut dipping sauce.
Peanut dipping sauce
1 heaping teaspoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon *gluten free soy sauce
½ teaspoon *sriracha
¼ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons water
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until well blended.
We made a meal by serving our spring rolls along with stir-fry chicken, rice and corn on the cob.
Do you like fresh gluten free spring rolls, or do you prefer egg rolls? Any recommendations on recipes or premade gluten free egg rolls? Tell me in the comments!
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