Monday, September 2, 2013

Quinoa Spring Rolls

Quinoa is still a grain that I am trying to get used to liking since the last few recipes I've tried haven't been so great. I've had this recipe in my pinterest folder for some time now and thought this weekend was the perfect time to try them! I recently went back to work (sorry my blog is far behind!) and sometimes I get to take lunch breaks. This was lunch this past weekend. I am so glad I gave this recipe a try, because it is now a keeper. I love asian foods, flavors and egg rolls so these were perfect.

I made these spring rolls up the night before and was a little worried they would turn soggy, but happily they held up so well. I even rolled them between pieces of wax paper so they wouldn't stick together. The flavors was fantastic in these and I loved the quinoa.

Quinoa Spring Rolls
adapted from The Healthy Haven Blog

1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup or so of each: bean sprouts, grated carrots, shredded cabbage, sliced green leaf lettuce
6 rice paper wrappers

 2 Tbs. seasoned rice vinegar
 2 Tbs. soy sauce (or Tamari for gluten free)
 1 tsp. minced garlic
 1 Tbs. minced ginger
 2 tsp. sesame oil

Combine the quinoa and all the veggies in a medium bowl. In another small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and then toss with quinoa and veggie mix, set aside.

Before assembling the spring rolls, fill a pie dish with warm water. Then soak a wrapper for 30 seconds or until it begins to soften. Don’t let it sit for too long because it will soften too much and fall apart. Place the wet rice wrapper on a plate and add a couple of tablespoons of quinoa veggie mixture. Fold the edges over and roll into a spring roll. Repeat by soaking another rice wrapper and wrapping it. Keep going until all the filling has been used. Eat right away or roll between pieces of wax paper and refrigerate.

Dressed quinoa and veggie mix

let's eat!


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Jenn @Treasuring Lifes Blessings said...

This looks great, thanks! I have really come to love quinoa! I have several recipes on my pinterest I use (like a black bean southwestern salad, yum!) I know for some though it's an aquired taste.

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