Gluten Free Spring Rolls

From by Kristy Still
Gluten Free Spring Rolls

Gluten Free Spring Rolls Photo

I have a newfound love for rice paper, friends. Yes, it’s weird, I know. When you are gluten-free and craving egg rolls, it is just naturally the next best option. Of course, I suppose I could make gluten free egg rolls, but spring rolls are just so much simpler!

Gluten Free Spring Rolls Picture

This past week, we had a little feast with fried rice, sesame chicken, and spring rolls. I decided to use what I had on hand to make these; however, you can really get creative and add any veggies you would like. I think next time I will likely add shredded carrots to the mix as well to give it a bit more color.

This particular time, I added lettuce, cilantro, and onion mixed with cooked rice and garlic. Then, I simply wrapped them in the rice paper. If this is your first time using rice paper, don’t be afraid! It’s actually so simple to use; you simply place each sheet in warm water, then remove it and it should be soft enough to use. I laid it flat on a plate, and then added the filling and wrapped it up.

Gluten Free Spring Rolls Image

That’s right, no baking involved! These are great as an appetizer when having dinner guests over too. I like to serve mine with soy sauce, but you can always get even more creative with the sauce. A good teriyaki sauce would be tasty too.

Gluten Free Spring Rolls Pic

My husband and I had a little date night at home and these were the perfect appetizers. I think even adding a little chicken or pork to them would be tasty too, although I know many enjoy the vegetarian aspect. These tend to be perfect when guests come over, especially for those who may not eat meat because they can easily be meat-free.

Have you ever tried homemade spring rolls? What is your favorite variation?




  • 1 cup cooked white rice, cold
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 4 leaves lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 8 rice paper wrappers
  • tamari gluten free soy sauce, for dipping


  1. Prepare the rice as instructed on package if not already cooked and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet, then add in the onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Lower the heat and add in the lettuce, cilantro, ginger, and garlic. Stir well to coat.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the rice.
  5. Place a rice paper wrapper in warm water to soften it, then place it on a plate, laying it flat. Fill it with about 1/2 cup of the filling and fold up to create the spring roll.
  6. Continue to do this with the remaining rice paper wrappers.
  7. Serve with soy sauce for dipping.


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