Homemade Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls
 
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These homemade vegetable spring rolls are easily adapted with your favorite fillings, and are baked for a guilt-free addition to your asian meal.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 8-10 spring rolls
Ingredients
Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil / olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onions or scallions
  • 1 c julienned carrots, 1-2 carrots
  • 3 c shredded cabbage
  • (Optional) 1 cup chopped apple, bean sprouts or mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • (Optional) 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 package of spring roll or egg roll wrappers
Sweet Chili Sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1-2 tsp sambal oelek (Malaysian or Indonesian hot sauce)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener
  • pinch of garlic and ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
Instructions
Vegetable Spring Rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 390 F./200 C.
  2. Heat up a large wok or cast iron frying pan, and add sesame or olive oil.
  3. Saute the onion for a few minutes until translucent.
  4. Add in the carrots for another few minutes, and then the cabbage and optional apple, sprouts or mushroom.
  5. Stir fry together until tender and fragrant.
  6. Season with Tamari or soy sauce, and optional Chinese 5 spice powder.
  7. Allow the filling to cool on a baking tray.
  8. Defrost the spring roll or egg roll wrappers, and keep covered with a very damp cloth so they don't dry out.
  9. Place the wrapper in front of you in the shape of a diamond.
  10. Place 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of the wrapper.
  11. Lift the corner closest to you and fold towards the middle.
  12. Fold in the left and right corners, creating a straight tight crease along the sides
  13. Roll the wrapper up tightly and place it seam side down. You can use a small amount of water to seal the packages if needed.
  14. Brush lightly with olive oil and bake for 5-7 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp.
Sweet Chili Sauce
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small sauce pan or microwavable bowl.
  2. Heat on the stove top until bubbling or microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir again and set aside to cool. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
Notes
You should be able to find spring roll or egg roll wrappers in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, or in the freezer section of an asian grocery store.
A large wok or cast iron pan is great for making stir-frys. Cooking times may take longer in smaller pans.
Recipe by Sails & Spices at http://www.sailsandspices.com/vegetable-spring-rolls/