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Summer Rolls 101

Summer Rolls 101Summer rolls made with a filling of Napa cabbage, cellophane noodles, cooked ground turkey, mint, and cilantro, rolled in rice paper and served with a dipping sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ounce cellophane noodles
1/4 cup mint leaves, fresh or use 1/4 cup basil leaves, fresh
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh
1/2 to 1 cup napa cabbage, thinly sliced
4 sheets rice paper or use 4 spring roll wrappers

Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons hot chili paste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Make dipping sauce by combining soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and chili paste in a small pan and mix well. Boil for one minute. Add green onions and peanuts. Cool.
  2. Peel and grate fresh ginger root. Sauté garlic, ginger and ground turkey, cooking for 3 minutes. Stir and break up big pieces. Remove from pan. Cover cellophane noodles in hot water and soak for 5 minutes. Drain, dry and cut into 2-inch lengths. Set aside. Thinly slice napa cabbage, cilantro and mint.
  3. Soak rice paper in a shallow baking pan with hot (nearly boiling) water until pliable, from 1/2 to 1 minute (Be careful not to leave the rice paper in the hot water for long or they become too soft and difficult to handle.) Lay soaked rice paper on paper towels to dry off excess water.
  4. Place a layer of napa cabbage, mint and cilantro, cellophane noodles and turkey in the middle of the rice paper. (Do not extend the fillings to the outer edges because you will need to fold the edges in when rolling up.) Roll up rice paper tightly around filling and after rolling halfway, fold in ends. Continue rolling. Cover rolls with a damp towel to keep them from drying out before you serve them. To serve, slice in half and serve with the dipping sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 184 Calories from fat: 6 Total fat: 1 gm Saturated fat: 0 gm Cholesterol: 36 mg Sodium: 1398 mg Carbohydrate: 28 gm Protein: 17 gm

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Honeysuckle White, a division of Cargill, Incorporated. Used with permission.