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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Thai Spring Rolls

with Ground Pork, Lettuce and Glass Noodles
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Thai Spring Rolls

Thai Spring Rolls - Refreshingly light with bright flavors

Difficulty:
advanced
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 10 min.
Preparation
Calories:
459
calories
Calories
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie459 kcal(22 %)
Protein25 g(26 %)
Fat21 g(18 %)
Carbohydrates40 g(27 %)
Sugar added18 g(72 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3 mg(25 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin8.1 mg(68 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate62 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin4.6 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C65 mg(68 %)
Potassium773 mg(19 %)
Calcium125 mg(13 %)
Magnesium49 mg(16 %)
Iron3.8 mg(25 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc2.6 mg(33 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.2 g
Uric acid181 mg
Cholesterol59 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
servings
3 ounces
1
2
¼ cup
Rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
1
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 30 grams)
12 ounces
Ground Pork
2 tablespoons
4 ounces
1
1 piece
daikon Radish (about 125 grams)
1 bunch
12 leaves
8 sheets
Rice paper (30 cm diameter)
Chives (if desired)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Non-stick pan, 2 Bowls, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Sieve, 1 Paper towel, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Kitchen shears

Preparation steps

1.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 1

Bring sugar and 75 ml (approximately 1/4 cup) water to a boil in a small pot, stirring often. Allow to cool. Halve chile pepper lengthwise, remove seeds, rinse and dry. Cut chile pepper into thin strips. Peel 1 carrot and slice into thin strips.

2.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 2

Mix chile pepper, carrot strips and vinegar with the sugar water and let infuse at room temperature for at least 1 hour .

3.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 3

Meanwhile, peel garlic and ginger and finely chop. Mix with the ground pork. Season ground pork with salt and pepper.

4.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan over high heat. Add pork mixture and cook, stirring, until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels and let cool. 

5.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 5

Soak glass noodles in a bowl of very hot water for about 15 minutes. Remove and drain well, then cut into smaller pieces with kitchen shears.

6.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 6

Trim cucumber, rinse and cut into very fine strips. Peel the remaining carrot and radish and also cut into very thin strips.

7.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 7

Rinse Thai basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely. Rinse lettuce leaves in bowl of cold water and spin dry.

8.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 8

Soak 2 sheets of rice paper for each roll for 45 seconds in 50°C (approximately 120°F) water, remove and place overlapping on a damp kitchen towel.

9.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 9

Place 3 lettuce leaves over the 2 overlapping rice paper sheets and distribute 1/4 of the remaining prepared ingredients over the lettuce, leaving a border all around.

10.
Thai Spring Rolls preparation step 10

Roll each set of rice paper sheets firmly using a kitchen towel, and repeat with remaining ingredients. Before serving, cut into large pieces and garnish as desired with chive stalks. Serve Thai spring rolls with the sauce.

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