Sunday, 24 May 2015

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Wild Rice And Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce

Hi everybody! So today it was finally time to share with you guys a nice asian cuisine recipe! I call these little wraps of goodness fresh vietnamese spring rolls with wild rice and homemade sweet chilli sauce. This dish is simply amazing and so incredibly tasteful! This actually was the first time I tried these ones out, so I had a bit of a struggle in the start with the rice papers, but as I went on they got easier and easier to handle. This is a great alternative to the classic deep fried spring rolls, as thee vegetables hardly have been heated up, and therefore preserves all of the nutrition! As well, I used wild rice because it contains up to three times as much of the existing nutritional values than in white rice, such as protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals but still has only half of the calories. All in all I´m very happy with how they turned out, and I hope you get inspired to try them out as well!

Makes about 15 spring rolls

Spring Rolls
15 rice papers
1/3 cabbage, shredded roughly
2 carrots, julienned (cut into long thin sticks)
1/2 cucumber, julienned
1 avocado, cut into cubes
1 yellow pepper
1/2 handful fresh coriander
1 handful alpha sprouts
the juice from a lime

Wild Rice
2 dl wild rice
6 dl water

Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp rice starch
1 hot chillies, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, mashed
2 tbsps honey
some coriander for serving

Place the wild rice into a saucepan of water, and let it boil for about 40 minutes. 

 Meanwhile, prepare the filling and the rice paper and set ready a large flat bowl of lukewarm water. Soak a rice paper in the water for half a minute or until they´re really soft and bendable. Place it onto your work top and add a little bit of everything for the filling in the middle of the rice paper. Roll the bottom part of the paper up and over the filling and tighten while pulling everything towards you. Fold each of the side parts over and roll everything together. Repeat this process for every spring roll. It is a bit of a struggle in the beginning and it takes a bit patience to make each and every one, but it´s definitely worth it!

Combine all of the ingredients for the sweet chilli sauce in another saucepan and place it on the stove top on middle high heat. Bring it up to the boiling point and make sure to stir well all the time. Once you see that it´s boiling, turn down the heat and stir until the rice starch dissolves. 

Serve the spring rolls, wild rice and the delicious homemade sweet chilli sauce on a nice plate and enjoy!

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