Step-by-Step Technique to Make Your Own Spring Rolls

Spring rolls can be fresh (as pictured) 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.

Spring Roll Wrapper

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.

Center Ingredients on Wrapper

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

Step 4: Start Rolling

Start rolling into a tight cylinder.

Step 5: Fold in Sides

Step 5: Fold in Sides

Stop rolling about halfway to fold in both sides.

Step 6: Continue Rolling

Step 6: Continue Rolling

Continue rolling until the spring roll is a tight cylinder.

Step 7: Assemble Spring Rolls

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.