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a sheet pan of spring rolls.

Air Fryer Rice Paper Spring Rolls (Gluten-Free)

Everyone loves these crispy homemade Air Fryer Spring Rolls. This vegan and vegetarian recipe is a satisfying appetizer. Rice paper wrappers make these gluten-free, too.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 medium red or green cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 4 carrots, grated or julienned
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 68 rice paper wrappers
  • 2 cups hot water (to prepare the rice paper wrappers)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (optional, for dipping)

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, cabbage, carrots, ginger, and sea salt, and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the vegetables start to soften.
  3. Turn off the heat and place the skillet aside to let the vegetables cool slightly.
  4. Prepare your rice paper wrappers one at a time. You’ll need a wide-mouthed bowl filled with hot water. Dip a rice paper wrapper in the hot water for about 20-30 seconds, or until it becomes pliable.
  5. Lay the rice paper wrapper on a flat surface. As the wet wrappers tend to stick to everything, you may need to lay a piece of parchment paper on your surface. Use a spoon to transfer about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture into the center of each rice paper wrapper, working one at a time.
  6. Then, fold each wrapper into a burrito shape. First, fold in each of the ends, and then wrap the center over itself. Repeat with the remaining wrappers until you’ve used up all of the vegetable filling.
  7. Lay the filled spring rolls inside of your air fryer basket in a single layer. Try not to let the spring rolls touch each other or overlap. Spray the tops of the spring rolls lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Set the temperature to 390°F for 5 minutes. Then, open the air fryer basket, turn the spring rolls over, and spray them again with the cooking spray.
  9. Set the timer to 5 more minutes, or until the outside of the spring rolls have turned crispy.
  10. Serve warm, or at room temperature, with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce on the side for dipping.

Notes

  1. You can use fresh ginger instead of dried ginger, if you prefer. Use a 1-inch piece of peeled ginger and grate it using a micro plane or a cheese grater.
  2. If you aren’t on a gluten-free diet, you can use wheat spring roll wrappers instead of rice paper wrappers.
  3. If you don’t have toasted sesame oil, you can use olive oil or avocado oil instead.
  4. If you are on a gluten-free diet, be sure to buy a brand of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce that is gluten-free.
  5. You can double this recipe, but you may need to bake the spring rolls in two batches, depending on how big your air fryer is.
  6. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Asian-inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 spring roll
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 353.9 mg
  • Fat: 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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