Spring rolls are probably our favorite appetizer here at the bear and the blackberry. They are fresh, healthy, and scrum-diddily-umptious! Plus, if you make them monster sized, they can be your main dish!
We found the rice wrappers in the ethnic-foods aisle, and one of our favorite knowledgeable co-op staffers informed us on the proper magic rituals that must be performed to bring these rice wrappers to life (rice paper voodoo magick). We will share this insider information with you because we love you.
To bring these rice wrappers back from the dead, soak them in warm water. Be careful! They are very delicate. Soak them individually for a few minutes until the spirit recombines with the body (i.e. they get soft) and carefully remove it and place it on a paper towel to dry for a bit. Repeat until you have enough to stuff your face with.
For the spring roll filling, we used napa cabbage, red bell pepper, cucumber, tofu, fresh cilantro, and fresh mint. The Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce consisted of rice vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, maple syrup, fresh minced ginger, braggs liquid aminos, asian chili sauce, and toasted sesame oil.
So fresh and so clean.