Gluten-Free Spring Rolls with Spicy Ginger Sauce

When we found this delicious gluten-free recipe, we knew we had to share it.  Just look how beautiful these spring rolls are sitting on a simple white dish. I would be proud to serve them at any party.  The Spicy Ginger sauce gives them a real kick and turns a simple meal into something special – enjoy!

Gluten-Free Spring Rolls with Spicy Ginger Sauce
Created by: Carol Kicinski

Makes 12 spring rolls.


Spring Rolls:

  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 scallions, white and green part, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 3 cups very thinly sliced cabbage (1/2 small cabbage)
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 6 large shiitake mushroom caps, diced
  • ½ pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons San-j Tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 (8 – 9 inch) rice paper wrappers (also called spring roll wrappers)
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil or mint
  • 12 long chives – optional


  • ¼ cup San-j Tamari
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 red or green hot chili pepper, thinly sliced


  • To make the spring rolls, heat cooking oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat then add the scallions, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the pork and cook until no longer pink, 2 – 3 minutes. Add the cabbage, carrots and mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until they soften, 2 -3 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until opaque, 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add the San-J Tamari, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a double thickness of paper towels and spread the mixture in a single layer on the paper towels to drain and cool. Blot the top of the filling with more paper towels.
  • Lay a clean kitchen towel on a work surface and have a large bowl of hot water nearby. Dip the rice paper rolls into the hot water just until they begin to become pliable, about 10 – 15 seconds. Lay the rice paper on the towel, place 3- 4 basil or mint leaves in a line in the lower third of the paper, top with ¼ cup of filling. Bring the lower part of the rice paper over the filling tightly and roll, tucking the sides of the paper over the filling. If desired, tie a chive around the center. Place spring rolls on a platter. Can be made several hours ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • To make the sauce place all ingredients in a small jar with a lid and shake until the sugar has dissolved. The further ahead you make the sauce, the spicier it will be. Pour sauce into small serving bowl and serve with spring rolls.

The Gluten Free recipes that appear in these recipes incorporate a variety of San-J’s products that are Certified Gluten Free. Please be sure to consider the other ingredients to make sure they comply with your dietary needs and restrictions.

Recipes printed from, photo courtesy of San-J International.

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including,,, and’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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