Wrap-your-own spring rolls

Snacks for kids recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 25 mins; recipe has rice noodle, vegetable, prawn, chicken, garlic clove, ginger, light soy sauce, chinese five-spice powder, pastry, egg, sesame seed, ketchup, white wine vinegar, ginger and caster sugar.

Wrap-your-own spring rolls

Wrap-your-own spring rolls

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Snacks for kids

4 - 8

Prep time

40 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Egg: 1 egg, beaten
  • Chicken: 100g cooked chicken or duck, shredded
  • Vegetable: about 400g/14oz mixed vegetables, thinly sliced and put in separate bowls, such as red peppers, beansprouts, carrots, shredded Chinese leaf cabbage, spring onions
  • White Wine Vinegar: 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Ginger: small piece ginger, finely chopped
  • Caster Sugar: pinch of caster sugar
  • Prawn: 140g cooked prawns
  • Ketchup: 100g reduced salt and sugar ketchup
  • Sesame Seed: sesame seeds, for sprinkling if you want
  • Chinese Five Spice Powder: Chinese five-spice powder, for sprinkling
  • Rice Noodle: 300g pack cooked rice noodles from the chiller cabinet (see tips)
  • Light Soy Sauce: splash light soy sauce
  • Pastry: 8-10 sheets of brik or filo pastry (see tips)


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Before you get the kids cooking, put the noodles, vegetables, prawns and chicken in individual bowls for everyone to help themselves. Wash hands, put aprons on, sit the kids down and give them their own mixing bowl and spoon. Let them choose which ingredients they want (noodles are essential) in their rolls and if they want to graze as they choose, that's fine - all the ingredients are cooked or can be eaten raw. Add a bit of garlic and ginger, a tiny dash of soy and sprinkling of five-spice to each bowl and let them mix everything together.
  2. Push the bowl aside and lay a sheet of pastry in front of each child. Ask them to spoon the filling down one side of each sheet then give them the beaten egg and a brush so they can brush around the edges. Then help them to roll them up neatly by folding both sides over the filling, then rolling them up.
  3. Lift the spring rolls onto a baking tray, seam side down, brush with a little more egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if you want. Try to remember which child made which roll to save any arguments at the end! Bake the rolls for 20-25 mins or until golden.
  4. While the rolls are in the oven, make the dipping sauce. Get the kids to mix all the ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. When the spring rolls are golden and crisp, remove from the oven. Leave until cool enough to handle, cut into pieces for smaller kids, then let them eat, dipping the rolls into the sauce.