School has started and it is getting harder and harder to find things for my kids’ school lunch boxes. If you are also struggling with lunch box ideas, how about giving this simple tuna spring rolls with a tangy dipping sauce recipe a try.
School is back in full swing and my kids are already tired of sandwiches. I am always looking for new ideas and this time I looked to our favorite local pho restaurant for inspiration.
My kids have discovered spring rolls and want them all of the time. I had no idea that with a few easy steps, I can make these at home and pack them up so my kids have a healthy lunch at school. There is a lot to love about spring rolls. They are wheat free, gluten free, and Celiac safe.
Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna makes a wonderful addition to this spring roll recipe. Bumble Bee® Albacore products are an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.
The only cooking needed to make spring rolls is to cook the noodles ahead so they have time to cool. I used mung bean noodles, but rice noodles work just as well. Allow cooling then use scissors to cut into pieces.
Spring rolls are really much easier to make than they look. The secret is to dip the round rice paper in the water to soften it in stages. If you imagine the round rice paper as a pie, divide it into fourths so it has four separate zones. I dip each zone into the water, then put it down on the cutting board to add fillings.
Don’t over saturate the rice paper or it will tear when you try to fold it.
The beauty about these rolls is that I can customize the fillings depending on what my kids like. My son likes scallions and lettuce, while my daughter likes avocado and carrots.
Fold over the two short sides first, then fold over one long side over, then roll it up. Go slowly so the rice paper doesn’t tear.
- 1 package rice paper wrappers:
- 1 package mung bean or rice noodles
- 1 can Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna in water
- Vegetables for the roll, (ie: avocado, lettuce, cilantro, carrots, etc)
- For Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, make sure it is gluten free
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet and spicy Chinese mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Cook noodles per package instructions.
- Rinse with cold water and cut with scissors into pieces.
- Fill a medium bowl with warm water.
- Dip rice paper wrapper one side at a time, careful not to let the paper tear.
- Lay the wet rice paper wrapper on a cutting board.
- Add tuna, noodles, and vegetables.
- Pull both edges up over the short sides over the vegetables.
- Pull one long edge over to the middle.
- Then roll the rest of the wrapper over the toppings.
- Turn over so seam is on the bottom.
- For Sauce
- Add all sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk to blend.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 206 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 343mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 3g Protein: 12g
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