Stir Fry & Spring Rolls

Last night I decided to make a yummy dinner to enjoy with my mama. And per her request, I whipped up some fresh veggie spring rolls. She specifically went out to get some ingredients I requested such as rice noodles, rice wrappers,  edamame, cilantro and daikon (Japanese radish), so of course I had to indulge her. :) I make these little suckers all the time, but each time they turn out different and that is the beauty of it.

Fresh Spring rolls
Ingredients:
Rice wrappers (if you can’t find these in your local grocery store, an asian specialty market will have them for sure)
Fresh spinach
Carrots
red and yellow peppers
green onions
daikon radish
edamame beans
fresh cilantro
1. Chop up all veggies (except spinach and edamame) into a thin julienne slice and set aside.

2. Soak a rice wrapper in warm water for approx. 30 sec until soft and pliable (a shallow pie dish works well for this). 
3. Lay wrapper on a dinner plate and add stuffing. Start with spinach, layer sliced veggies, and top with edamame and a sprig of cilantro. 
4. Fold sides into the center and wrap up like a burrito. 
5. Allow spring rolls to set for about 5 minutes then slice horizontally using a serrated blade. 

Pair with homemade peanut sauce and enjoy! Last time I made spring rolls I included nori seaweed wrapping and black sesame seeds. The sesame adds a yummy crunch if you have any on hand.



Peanut Sauce
Equal parts hoisin and peanut butter

**Hoisin sauce is Vegan, although it does contain preservatives. You can get organic hoisin sauce if you look for it. 
Add a Tbs. of water at a time and stir to incorporate until you reach the desired consistency. Add about 1/2 Tbs. of Sriracha and freshly chopped peanuts. ENJOY!! :)
We also had a quick stir-fry to pair with these rolls for dinner. 
I stir-fried some broccoli, red pepper, onion, carrots and edamame with my homemade teriyaki sauce. I served it over rice noodles and it was absolutely delish!
If you haven’t dabbled in homemade fresh spring rolls yet, you don’t know what you are missing! Yes, they are made with white rice, that is the only downfall. But for special occasions they make the perfect treat.
Date dinner with my mom was fabulous, as always. My sweetheart of a boyfriend doesn’t know what he’s missing sometimes ;) 

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