A few weeks ago I was perusing the Asian Foods section at Whole Foods. I’m always looking for some new marinades and sauces made with gluten free tamari. I love Thai food, Japanese food, Vietnamese food, Chinese food….etc. And I miss those flavors.
When I saw these guys peeking out from the bottom shelf
tons of recipes came to mind.
But I was skeptical. I had never made spring rolls at home. Even when I ate gluten. So for my first attempt, I took it slow. I planned to just try a few with plain veggies.
Cucumber, red pepper, and carrot
Check out these carrots!
I love fresh carrots! Our farmer’s market was BRIMMING with carrots.
I sliced the veggies matchstick style and mixed in one tbsp. gluten free tamari and two tbsp. gluten free orange sauce.
To moisten the rice wrappers, I used a plate that has a raised rim. Filled it with water:
and submerged the wrapper.
You want the wrapper to be completely pliable.
Shake off the excess and water and get wrappin’!
I filled my wrappers a little too lightly, but I was nervous about it tearing. But let me assure you, you can stuff these guys FULL.
But these were so good!
I ended up with a little shortie stack:
I can’t wait to experiment more with the fillings.
And apparently you can fry them up too?! I decided to stay fresh, but you can read about frying them up here, on Gluten Free Jesus Freak’s blog.
So I just got the phone call from my mechanic. After a $70 tow in to the shop, it’s going to cost $329 to get it going again. I guess it’s relatively cheap, and I’m lucky it’s not thousands of dollars. But with my LA trip coming up, this was SO NOT in the budget!