Thai Vegan Spring Rolls (AKA Garden Rolls) are one of our favorite meals. Add a big bowl of steamed rice, and we’ve got dinner!
We love spring rolls because they’re…
Our choice veggies for Thai vegan spring rolls:
- large green leaf. I like either collard, turnip, or chard leaves
- shredded carrots and shredded broccoli slaw (both bought already shredded in a bag to make it simpler)
- green onion
- bean sprouts
- fresh mint
- crushed peanuts (optional)
- thin rice noodles
Choose any veggies you like. My favorite Thai restaurant even includes slices of cantaloupe, which sounds weird, but it tastes wonderful. Other than your choice of veggies, all you will need are rice paper wraps and sweet chili sauce. Both are available at most Asian grocery stores or on Amazon (links below).
Serve with rice and dipping sauce. We enjoy a red pepper sauce that is pictured below.
We have also found that these spring rolls are perfectly paired with my peanut sauce as a dip. Click the photo below to see Peanut Sauce recipe.
Wrapping spring rolls video
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Wrapping vegan spring rolls isn’t that difficult after you get the hang of it. Here’s a great 1+ minute demo on how to do it.
Dipping sauce choices
We normally serve with sweet chili dipping sauce. It is pictured below along with rice wraps and available on amazon. Click photo to see product details.
Another great sauce to use with these is my Creamy Peanut Sauce. It is an excellent addition to so many dishes. With no cooking required, it can be ready in 10-minutes flat!
White rice or brown rice?
Just toss some rice in your rice steamer, and you’ve got a healthy delicious meal without even heating up the stove. I usually do a mixture of brown and jasmine rice, sometimes Botan.
Though I love brown rice, my husband prefers a mixture of white and brown. It’s so easy just to cook the two together in a rice steamer. Just remember to put the setting on brown rice to ensure the proper cooking time.
One more tip is that brown rice requires a little more water for cooking to make the finished product more tender.
The thing I like most about using my rice steamer is that I just add water and rice, push the button, and walk away. No need for stirring or watching over it. It will cook and automatically switch to ‘warm.’ I can go walk my dog or do a load of laundry, and the rice will be ready for dinner when we are.
Me dining out at a Thai restaurant
This is a short video of us dining at our favorite Thai restaurant in North Carolina. You’ll get a peek of their Garden Rolls and Pad Thai.
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