How to Make Spring Rolls

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How to Make Spring Rolls

You're only seven steps away from making your own hand-crafted spring rolls!

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Step 1: Soak Spring Roll Wrapper

Soak one spring roll wrapper at a time in a shallow dish of very hot water until softened, about 30 seconds. Lift out, let excess water drip off and lay on a clean, dry cutting board.

Step 2: Center Ingredients on Wrapper

Center ingredients in the bottom third of the wrapper, leaving a 1-inch border on either end.

Step 3: Fold Wrapper

Fold the wrapper over the filling.

Step 4: Start Rolling

Start rolling into a tight cylinder.

Step 5: Fold in Sides

Stop rolling about halfway to fold in both sides.

Step 6: Continue Rolling

Continue rolling until the spring roll is a tight cylinder.

Step 7: Assemble Remaining Spring Rolls

Assemble the remaining spring rolls the same way. Keep the finished rolls covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out. Cut each finished roll in half just before serving, if desired.

Don't miss your chance to test your new skills with some of our favorite spring roll recipes!

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Mashed-Potato Spring Rolls

This Momofuku-style feast is made from basic leftovers, including mashed potatoes and green beans. The result is this crispy canapé, which is a salute to the 1950s.

Click here for the recipe: Mashed-Potato Spring Rolls

Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls

These crispy spring rolls are filled with a mix of marinated shrimp, ground pork and a handful of colorful julienned vegetables, like carrots, jicamas and beans. The fried shallot rings add alluring flavor and crunch.

Click here for the recipe: Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls

Asparagus & Salmon Spring Rolls

These spring rolls are filled with smoked salmon, tender-crisp asparagus and plenty of fresh herbs. Spring rolls look impressive when you put them out for a party, but they are actually easy to make. Prepare these in less than an hour.

Click here for the recipe: Asparagus & Salmon Spring Rolls


Spring rolls can be fresh or fried. Fresh spring rolls are filled with ingredients that can be eaten raw, such as shredded carrots, bean sprouts and fresh herbs, or ingredients that have been cooked before — shrimp, smoked salmon, cooked tofu. Spring rolls look impressive when you put them out for a party, but they are actually easy to make. To simplify the process, lay out all the ingredients you need to make the rolls near your work surface before you begin.

Check out the slideshow above for the step-by-step process of making a spring roll plus some of our best recipes.

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