How to make fresh spring rolls

How to make fresh spring rolls

Be adventurous and ignite your toddlers taste buds with a delicious and nutritious recipe

Exotic spring rolls

 

Method

  1. Remove the meat from the chicken carcass, discard the skin and finely shred.
  2. Soak the vermicelli in hot water for
10 minutes and then drain.
  3. Dip a rice paper wrapper into warm water until it softens then place it on a clean work surface.
  4. Put one-eighth of the chicken in the centre 
of the wrapper and top with 2 basil leaves, 
a few coriander leaves, a few carrot strips and a small amount of vermicelli. Spoon 
a little plum sauce over the top.
  5. Press the filling down to flatten it a little, then fold in the two sides and roll it up tightly like a parcel. Lay the roll seam-side down on a serving plate and sprinkle with 
a little water. Cover with a damp tea towel and repeat the process with the remaining ingredients. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce or a little extra plum sauce.
  6. Hints: When buying the barbecued 
chicken, ask for two breast quarters. 
Rice paper wrappers must be kept 
moist or they become brittle. 
If you leave the spring rolls for any 
length of time and they start to dry out, sprinkle cold water on them.

Mum tip: Getting children 
get involved 
in preparing and selecting their food 
can increase their desire to eat it. So, for a fun 
meal, let everyone wrap their 
own rolls.

Serves 4-6

  • Half a barbecued chicken (grilled)
  • 50g dried mung bean vermicelli
  • 8 x 17cm square dried rice paper wrappers
  • 16 Thai basil leaves
  • 1 large handful coriander leaves
  • 1 carrot, cut into short thin strips and blanched
  • 2 tbsps plum sauce

Recipes and images are taken from Healthy Living with Babies and Toddlers

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