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Pork Spring Rolls Recipe

Pork Spring Rolls Recipe

When my daughter started a gluten-free diet, I experimented in the kitchen to create some new foods. My mild pork rolls were a hit with all of our friends and family who sampled them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 package (8.8 ounces) vermicelli-style thin rice noodles
  • 18 rice papers (8 inches)
  • Torn romaine
  • Sweet chili sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the carrot, onions, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, oil, pepper flakes, salt and pepper until blended.
  • 2. Add the water, soy sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until liquid is evaporated. Transfer to a bowl; cool. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 3. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain well. Fill a shallow bowl with water. Soak a rice paper in the water just until pliable, about 30-45 seconds (depending on thickness of rice papers); remove, allowing excess water to drip off.
  • 4. Place on a flat surface. Layer meat mixture and noodles down the center; top with romaine. Fold both ends over filling; fold one long side over the filling, then roll up tightly. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • 5. Cover with damp paper towels until serving. Cut rolls diagonally in half and serve with sweet chili sauce. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.