Spring Rolls with Ground Pork


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Caroline is the author of two books: Boredom Busters (Cico Books 2014) and More Boredom Busters (Cico Books 2015). Boredom Busters has been nominated for the 2016 Silver Birch Award.

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This Spring Rolls with Ground Pork recipe could be used either for a finger foods dinner or as guest-worthy appetizers. Minutes to make – you will want to try these…

Serves: 8-10
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package ground pork
  • 1 package rice noodles
  • 1 package rice paper
  • 1 cucumber sliced into sticks
  • 1 carrot sliced into sticks
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Optional: red pepper thinly sliced

Cooking Instructions

  1. Brown ground pork over medium heat until completely browned (3-5 minutes).
  1. Boil kettle. Put rice noodles in pot. Pour 3/4 of the hot water over noodles. Put lid on pot. Do not remove lid for 3 minutes.
  1. Pour remaining hot water into a clear (cold) frying pan. Drain noodles after 3 minutes. To soften rice paper as you make these Spring Rolls – gently submerge a sheet of rice paper into the warm water in the frying pan – leave for 15-20 seconds. This will soften the rice paper.
  1. On a plate (or platter) place a softened sheet of rice paper.
  1. Towards the bottom of the rice paper (the end closest to you) place one spoonful* of rice noodles.
  1. Next, layer on one spoonful of ground pork.
  1. Layer on Hoisin sauce (about 3 big drops).
  1. Next, layer on sliced cucumbers and sliced carrots.

To roll:

  1. Fold the bottom end up.
  1. Fold the left and right sides in.
  1. Then continue to roll upwards.
  1. Place seam side down.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
*spoonful = not too much/not too little.

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