by Laura (age 6) and ZeBot Planet-Doof
My friend ZeBot and I think spring rolls are silly. For one thing, it is summer now and not spring.
So why are they called spring rolls? We asked our friend Erica who writes about Vietnam.
She said it’s because they’re made with lots of fresh ingredients. And spring is a time when people are happy to have fresh food after a long winter.
Then Erica told us how to make spring rolls like they do in Vietnam.
And after that we made spring rolls!
Here’s what we did:
We first a took a dried circle of rice paper. ZeBot said it looked like a flying saucer and I told him it really was one.
So we made our rice paper circle flying saucer fly! We flew it into a bowl of water, then we swished it around until it got soft.
After that, we put the soft rice paper on a plate and put on all the stuff we wanted to put on it.
Erica said there are no rules.
You can put anything in a spring roll that you like. And nothing that you don’t like.
There was a bunch of food in bowls: carrots, cucumbers, shrimp, noodles, lettuce and some fresh herbs. Plus a bunch of sauces and some other things (we weren’t sure what they were).
Here’s what we put in our spring roll:
Stretchy noodles, crunchy carrots, crispy cucumbers and some soft green lettuce.
Then we folded the edges over and rolled it all up.
And then we ate it. It was really fun!
ZeBot and I never made spring rolls before, but we were really good at it.
How many did we make? Three! Did we eat them? Yes!
Should you try making them? Yes, for sure!
Intergalactic © 2011 Laura Martin Bacon