Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 16, 2013

 

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are something I’ve been making for a long time now.  I started when I first found this recipe on Prevention RD.  I was a little skeptical that the rolls would actually turn out crispy at first, but they did!  They are incredibly crispy!  Even if this combo of broccoli and Sriracha doesn’t appeal to you I urge you to try the more original recipe on Prevention RD because they are delicious!  I know I’m going a little crazy with the exclamation points but these are so exciting.  If you enjoy egg rolls or spring rolls give these a try.  They will not disappoint!

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Now I don’t know the difference between spring rolls and egg rolls.  I don’t know what the difference is, or if there even is one.  I call these spring rolls.  And the fresh rolls in rice paper I usually call summer rolls.  But even then I’m not sure what’s actually correct.  Anyone know?

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Back to these!  I didn’t realize how awkward these would be to photograph, but I hope I’m convincing you how good these are.  They really are delicious.  I’ve made them countless times and will continue to.  The kids love them, even with a little Sriracha in them. Of course I don’t use the full 3 tbsp on the kids ones, I just use 1 tbsp for a little spice and they like them Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

I want to just put a quick note in here on finding the right wrappers.  It can be hard to pick the right ones, so I’ll give you a few tips.  The ones I use are fairly large, about 8″ square.  The wrappers should be very thin, almost paper thin.  I’ve used some that are thicker, fairly sticky and are coated in some kind of starch and I don’t like them as much.  They are typically smaller and need to be baked much longer to get them to be crispy and they tend to bubble when baking.  I much prefer the larger but thinner ones.  They aren’t coated in any kind of starch and they aren’t sticky.  They do dry out very easily though so keep them covered while assembling your spring rolls and keep your finished ones covered too.  But the awesome thing about baking them instead of frying them is that it doesn’t really matter if they split and crack a little they bake up just as good, even if they’re a little messy.

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

I also included some instructions on rolling them properly in the recipe, but the package of wrappers should have a picture to help you out as well  If not, some googling will help you out Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Enjoy!

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls
 
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Yield: 25-30 rolls
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2" fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 kg precut broccoli slaw, or a mix of finely chopped broccoli stems, carrots and red cabbage
  • ⅓ C soy sauce(or less if planning on using a dipping sauce)
  • 1½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1-3 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 pkg egg roll or spring roll wrappers(I use Double Happiness Foods brand)
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, saute the garlic and ginger together for a minute.
  2. Add the broccoli slaw and stir well, cooking for 4-5 minutes just until the slaw begins to soften - you don't want to completely cook the filling as it will continue to cook as it cools and will cook again in the oven.
  3. While the broccoli slaw is cooking, stir together the soy sauce, cornstarch and Sriracha until fully combined. Pour the sauce over the broccoli slaw and continue to cook while stirring until the sauce thickens and coats the vegetables. Turn off the heat and let the vegetable mixture sit and cool at least 20 minutes.
  4. Before rolling, taste the mixture and add soy sauce and Sriracha as needed.
  5. Stir together the flour and water to make a paste.
  6. To roll the spring rolls take one wrapper, covering the rest and place it in front of you, diamond shaped. Dip your finger in the flour paste and put a spot of paste on all corners except the one closest to you. Place a large spoonful(almost ¼ cup) of the mixture in the ⅓rd of the wrapper closest to you. Starting from the bottom roll the wrapper up around the filling and pull tight. Close the sides, folding them so the edges will be straight and continue to roll up to the top. Place on a baking sheet seam side down and cover with a towel to keep the finished rolls from drying out.
  7. The rolls can be frozen at this point and baked from frozen, just allow for a longer baking time.
  8. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  9. If desired(but not necessary!) spritz the spring rolls with oil from a misto or oil sprayer.
  10. When ready place the spring rolls in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. The edges will darken before the rest of the roll, but continue to bake watching that the edges don't burn. The rolls can be flipped in the middle if they are cooking unevenly. Rotate the baking sheet to ensure even browning as well. Remove from the oven when done, cool for 4-5 minutes and serve while still hot.
Notes
My kids don't have a lot of exposure to spicy foods so I only use 1 tbsp Sriracha in any I make for them. They really enjoy them this way, but for myself I'd add a little more :) Taste the filling and adjust to what you'd like.

I also don't serve these with any dipping sauce so I taste and make sure the filling is flavorful enough on it's own. If you're using a dipping sauce I recommend using less soy sauce as these are fairly salty as is.

To make these vegan just make sure that your wrappers don't contain egg!

 

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

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1 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today July 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

It looks delicious for sure and I definitely like to experiment with new recipes. Thank you for sharing.
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2 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

These look and sound SO tasty!! I am a major sriracha fan :).
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3 Megan@ fittingintovegan@wordpress.com July 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Your pictures are amazing, and make me feel like reaching in and grabbing one! They look so tasty!

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4 Laura @ Kneadwhine July 17, 2013 at 2:22 am

Oh wow – these look amazing. Hoping I can find these wrappers in the UK. On the hunt for srirarcha too – it seems to come up in a lot of recipes I’ve seen recently!
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5 Kathryn July 17, 2013 at 2:44 am

I love spring rolls but have never tried making my own – you’ve convinced me to give it a shot!
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6 Michael July 17, 2013 at 5:36 am

mmmmm! Crispy and Sriracha in the same sentence? I’m in!

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7 Mer July 18, 2013 at 12:09 am

Could this web used with rice paper wrappers?

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8 Laura @ Kneadwhine July 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I gave it a go with these this afternoon – they are more see through and have chewy middles and crisp ends. Slightly odd!
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9 Mer August 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Thanks!

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10 Heidi @ Food Doodles August 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Thanks for giving it a try Laura, I had no idea what it would be like!

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11 Laura @ Kneadwhine August 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm

http://www.kneadwhine.co.uk/2013/08/broccoli-and-sriracha-spring-rolls.html Here’s my go at them. I’ve now bought some actual egg roll wrappers, so I’ll give this another go.
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12 Mer August 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Did you put parchment paper down when you baked them? Do you pray them with oil?

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13 Laura @ Kneadwhine August 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I didn’t put down baking paper but I did spray with oil.
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14 Eat Good 4 Life July 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

Wow these look amazing, they are right up my alley. I love anything Asian and with sriracha sauce even more. We actually buy it a lot. It is my husband’s favorite spicy suace :-)
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15 Billy July 18, 2013 at 11:38 am

Thanks for the rolling instructions – I like that these are baked and not fried.
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16 honeywhatscooking July 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

these look amazing… my mom makes baked spring rolls with white flour tortilla wraps.. lol… i know, it sounds ridiculous, but it works. :)
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17 Julia July 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Wow! I never thought to put broccoli in a spring roll. And maybe I’ll try substituting kohlrabi for it, since kohlrabi is in season here. Thanks for the recipe!
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18 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Ooooh, kohlrabi is such a good idea! I need to give that a try! :)

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19 Ari @ Ari's Menu July 19, 2013 at 8:38 am

You had me at sriracha. Then I saw the photos. Ugggghhh, totally drool-worthy!
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20 Erin @ Texanerin Baking July 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I don’t know what spring rolls are. But these look fried although they’re baked and I’m all over that. I could stuff mine with spicy, cheesy chicken! Mmm. Yes. Think I’ll try that if I can find those wrapper things.
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21 jane July 22, 2013 at 6:25 am

I baked mine like your recipe said, but they did not turn out like yours. you must have doused them with oil first, before putting them in the oven.

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22 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Hi Jane, I’m sorry yours didn’t turn out! I didn’t douse mine with oil, I very lightly sprayed half the batch with oil from an oil sprayer(like a Misto) but the ones I didn’t spray were just as crispy and delicious as the ones I did spray. You can see the difference in the picture in my post that’s looking down on them(there is one unsprayed one on the cooling rack and it is just a slightly different color). I only sprayed them for my pictures as they look a little nicer, when I’m baking them just to eat I don’t bother spraying them with oil at all. Maybe your wrappers are a little thicker or wetter than the ones I used and would need to be baked longer?

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23 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Oh wow, these are going on my must-make list! I love baked spring rolls, but it’s been ages since I’ve made them.
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24 Mer July 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Could rice paper wrappers be used instead?

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25 Katherine July 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

Wow, these look really good!!! And pretty easy to make, I think lol. Thank you for sharing, my husband will love these!!
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26 Heather K January 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

How big of a package of broccoli slaw did you use? I made this, but I think my package was much smaller. The filling was really really strong.

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