Wondering what to serve with delicious deep-fried spring rolls? Try a wide variety of tasty side dishes that’ll delight your taste buds, and elevate your meal.
Table of Contents
- What are Spring Rolls?
- What to Eat With Spring Rolls
- Spring Rolls Recipe
- What to Serve with Spring Rolls – Many to Try!
What are Spring Rolls?
Spring rolls are a type of rolled and stuffed dish, that is found in a variety of Asian cuisine. The phrase “spring rolls” refers to a specific technique of cooking rather than referring to a single dish.
Essentially, this method of cooking involves stuffing meat and vegetables inside an edible wrapper, then rolling and frying. These rolls can be served alongside a dipping sauce of your choice (such as sweet chili sauce and its substitutes).
What to Eat With Spring Rolls
As you can probably tell, spring rolls pair well with almost anything. Whether you plan to make a side that corresponds to the stuffing, or something entirely different, these delectable spring rolls promise a fantastic meal, no matter what you have prepared to go with it!
- Fried rice
- Hot and sour soup
- Chow mein noodles
- Roasted broccoli
- Mashed potatoes
- Coleslaw salad
- Cheesy cauliflower
- Mac and cheese
- Garlic fried rice
- Egg drop soup
- Sweet sticky teriyaki chicken
- Cold Thai noodle salad with peanut dressing
- Dipping sauces
Fried rice is commonly enjoyed with many traditional Asian dishes. It’s super easy to make, and can be adjusted to suit everyone’s preference. You can include mushrooms, eggs, chicken, fish or shrimp to your fried rice.
When making this dish (or even reheating fried rice), don’t be afraid to add some spices. Add a sprinkle of chili powder to your caramelized onions, and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce, followed by anything else you can think of.
This flavorful fried rice will certainly complement your side of delicious crispy spring rolls. Whether they’re stuffed with meat or veggies, you’ll certainly have a satiating meal!
Hot and Sour Soup
When it comes to traditional Asian side dishes, hot and sour soup should be at the top of the list.
You can add chicken, mushrooms, bamboo shots and cornstarch to the mix. You’ll also need to include ingredients that’ll help create a sweet and sour flavor to the soup.
The meaty spring roll filling, followed by a delectable crunch, will contrast perfectly with the hot sour soup.
Chow Mein Noodles
To create a traditional Asian meal, serve scrumptious chow mein noodles alongside your spring rolls.
Traditionally, chow mein is prepared by stir-frying noodles with vegetables, tofu, and occasionally meat. The distinct taste comes from the inclusion of soy sauce.
There are many methods of preparing chow mein noodles. You can have them steamed or fried, depending on the type of sauce and toppings you wish to include.
Additionally, you can also add grilled vegetables, tofu, beef, chicken or shrimp to your chow mein, topped with soy sauce, thick brown sauce or creamed mushroom soup.
For a a quick and healthy side dish to serve alongside deep fried spring rolls, try this delicious roasted broccoli.
If you love a variety of flavors on your plate, why not include corn, tofu, or meat with your roasted broccoli, to elevate your meal? Add a splash of white vinegar to your roasted broccoli, and you’re good to go!
Mashed potatoes are the classic comforting side dish to have alongside any meal. There’s so much you can include to this incredibly creamy side, that’ll only make it taste even better than before.
Try shredded cheese, roasted vegetables, mushrooms, salsa, spices, garlic, ranch or shredded chicken. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
When serving spring rolls and wondering what could be the best side dish to serve alongside this mouth-watering treat, try a cold and crunchy coleslaw salad.
Chinese coleslaw salad complements any delicious meal. Try shredding cabbage, red onions, and adding a dribble of vinegar sauce, for an additional and traditional element to this already delicious dish.
Dumplings are pretty similar to spring rolls, in the sense where they’re both used to stuff a variety of ingredients. This is why dumplings make the perfect addition to your spring rolls.
You can stuff your dumplings with anything you wish, like fish, chicken, cheese, fruits, vegetables, or sweets encased a doughy layering. They can be fried, steamed, boiled, simmered, or baked to suit your taste.
Fried dumplings may sound tempting, but try delicious steamed dumplings dipped in soy sauce, and served alongside some crunchy spring rolls. What a feast!
Combine the wonderful earthy flavors of cauliflower with gooey cheese. Cheesy cauliflower makes the perfect accompaniment for spring rolls, as they’re both loaded with vegetables, and harbor a delicious crispy texture.
You can include bacon bits, shredded chicken, mushrooms, or finely chopped almonds to elevate your dish further.
Or why not accompany the cheese with some mayonnaise and salad dressing?
The fabulous creamy texture will complement the delightful crunchiness of spring rolls beautifully.
Mac and Cheese
It may sound odd, to have mac and cheese paired with spring rolls. However, if you love mac and cheese as much as I do, then you’ll understand why they’ll make the perfect pair!
The creamy, gooey cheesiness will complement the crunchy, meaty textures of the spring rolls so that you’ll have an evening meal worth looking forward to.
Take a mouthful of spring rolls, and top that with a spoonful of tender, creamy mac and cheese for the ultimate finale!
Garlic Fried Rice
Garlic fried rice is another delicious dish, that you simply must have alongside your delicious spring rolls. It’s both filling and light enough to let you reach for a few spring rolls as you take devour another spoonful of tender, flavorful garlic fried rice.
And you only need a few ingredients to make it!
- Simply fry some onions, and wait for them to caramelize.
- Next add a tablespoon of minced garlic, and let the mixture release a wonderful fragrance, that’ll have everyone in your house running to the kitchen.
- Add your cooked rice, and stir for a couple of minutes, then add a teaspoon of soy sauce, and mix once again.
- Serve this hot, alongside some freshly fried spring rolls.
Egg Drop Soup
This scrumptious, egg drop soup is a drool-worthy accompaniment to serve with spring rolls. It’s hot, it’s hearty and extremely yummy!
Egg drop soup is typically prepared with ingredients like chicken broth, egg whites, corn starch and all sorts of veggies.
It’s a delicious, refreshing side dish to have with almost any main meal, which is why it’s simply improper to not have it on the list!
Sushi is a very light, and refreshing accompaniment to have alongside spring rolls. The best part is, you can use up your leftovers to make them!
Choose from left over veggies, and fish along with a few of your favorite sliced fruits. Pair this with a dribble of soy sauce and your dinner is complete!
Sweet Sticky Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki chicken is another great side dish to serve with spring rolls.
The sticky, sweet teriyaki sauce compliments the spring rolls well, and also includes an effortless combination of flavors that goes down nicely.
Cold Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing
For a quick and easy side dish that promises an abundance of flavor, try this cold Thai noodle salad. The noodles are cooked al dente so they’re wonderfully chewy, and dressed in a spicy peanut sauce that imparts lots of sweet and savory flavors.
Then the inclusion of cilantro brings forth a much needed freshness, followed by a drizzle of lime juice for tart brightness.
This dish is perfect to have alongside egg rolls, because of the apparent crunch in both dishes, that’ll complement each other wonderfully.
Finally, there is a massive variety of dipping sauces that pair well with crunchy treats like spring rolls.
Some traditional Asian sauces that you can go for include sweet chili sauce, sweet and spicy sauce, soy-ginger sauce, hot chili oil, hoisin sauce, duck sauce, Thai peanut sauce, and so much more!
To turn things up a notch, you could opt for a dipping sauce from other cuisines, and dip your spring rolls in some Indian-style mirin sauce, dumpling sauce, honey mustard sauce, tartar sauce and more.
Spring Rolls Recipe
These spring rolls are a unique change from the usual finger food, and will quickly become a family favorite. Pair these delicious fried cylinders of joy, with your favorite sweet and sour dipping sauce to create the perfect snack time treat!
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 400g minced turkey
- 6 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in boiling water
- 1 ½ cup shredded carrot
- 1 ½ cup bean sprouts
- 1 ½ cup shredded green cabbage
- 1 tsp corn flour/corn starch
- 1 ½ tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 15-20 spring rolls wrappers (8 inch squares)
- 2 tsp corn flour (for sealing rolls)
- 1 tbsp water (for sealing rolls)
- Olive oil for frying
- Heat oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Add garlic, then stir and add turkey. Cook until the meat turns white.
- Add carrots, beans, cabbage, and mushrooms, then cook for 3 minutes or until the vegetables have wilted. Add cornflour, soy sauce, and oyster sauce, and cook until the liquid disappears. The filling should have dry ingredients, so make sure there’s no liquid whatsoever.
- Let this cool down, and proceed to the next step.
- Mix cornflour and water in a bowl. Then carefully peel one spring roll wrapper, and keep the others covered beneath a damp tea towel.
- Place the wrapper smooth side down, in a diamond shape, then scoop up some of the filling and place it at the bottom of the wrapper. Roll the wrapper halfway, fold the sides in then finish rolling. Use the cornflour mix to seal.
- Repeat with the remaining spring roll wrappers, till the spring roll filling has finished.
- Pour oil into a large wok, ensuring that it’s enough to cover the spring rolls. Heat the wok on medium high until hot, then carefully place the prepared spring rolls into the oil, working with 4 or 5 at a time. Fry until deep golden, then remove and transfer to a paper towel to drain.
- Repeat with remaining spring rolls, then serve and enjoy!
What to Serve with Spring Rolls – Many to Try!
Spring rolls are perfect to snack on, especially when paired with your favorite dipping sauce. But why not whip up a bowl of fried rice, dumplings, or egg drop soup and make a meal out of it?
What Can I Make With Costco Spring Rolls?
Pair Costco spring rolls with your favorite dipping sauce, fried rice, mashed potatoes, or mac and cheese.
What’s Usually in a Spring Roll?
Spring rolls are a fried dish, typically containing minced meat, shredded carrot, bean sprout and other vegetables.