They See Me Rolling… (Thai Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe)

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a fried spring roll or just something different to try for a summery lunch or fresh side dish, this is a delicious place to start!

They can be quite fiddly to wrap as the rice paper is delicate (I’ve ripped a few in my own experience) but take it steady and you’ll be fine!


I usually do my food shopping at Aldi, Tesco and Sainsburys and you can pick up all of the recipe’s ingredients from any of these – and they’re not too expensive either (as a student, I fully feel the struggle of finding good quality and affordable food)!



  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Rice paper rolls
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 50g tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 200g chicken mince (you can also use turkey or pork!)
  • 100g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Fresh vegetables: lettuce, coriander, cucumber, carrot, mint (choose for personal preference!)


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce


  1. Heat the cooking oil in a wok.
  2. Add garlic, shallots, minced chicken and tofu. Stir until chicken is cooked.04C2C052-1FEB-4936-B144-682FBC3016AE.JPG
  3. Season with sugar, light soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and mix well together.
  4. Soak rice paper in cool water to soften and place on chopping board.
  5. If you want to have a go at being a bit fancy, lie some strips of carrot and sesame seeds on the rice paper before adding your fillings!B9B0E826-85A6-4D5F-9BB9-A130E358A325.JPG
  6. Put some pieces of fresh vegetables onto the rice paper, then add the cooked filling.
  7. Wrap the rice paper over the filling and roll. When you roll to half-way, fold in the sides to avoid your filling falling out!
  8. Cut your rolls in half with a sharp knife.9DA51208-9E34-42FA-8594-DD5E67DAB5D8.JPG
  9. Serve with spicy seafood, sweet chilli or peanut sauce.

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”  M.F.K. Fisher

Give them a go and let me know what you think!


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