Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Inside-Out Spring Rolls

This is a wonderful, simple meal to have when you either don't have much time to cook, or you just don't want to spend a big chunk of your precious free time in the kitchen.  Sure, you could get take-out like this, but it's healthier to make it yourself, and taking some help from packaged pot stickers is a nice short cut.

I also would like to point out that this is the third meal I have made from just ONE head of cabbage!  Talk about stretching a buck!

Inside-Out Spring Rolls
adapted from Real Simple - Meals Made Easy
Serves 4

I used vegetable pot stickers but you could use whatever kind you like.  I also used regular soy sauce instead of low sodium, and dry roasted peanuts instead of salted.

1 16 ounce bag frozen pot stickers
1 tablespoon olive or peanut oil
1 large carrot, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 small head Napa or green cabbage, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce (regular or low-sodium)
1/4 cup peanuts, salted (or dry roasted)

Pan fry the pot stickers according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the carrot and cabbage and stir to coat with the oil.  Add the soy sauce and cook for just 2-3 minutes, so the vegetables are crisp-tender.

To serve, fill the bottom of a bowl with the vegetables, top with pot stickers, and sprinkle the peanuts over the top.

If your pot stickers came with a soy sauce packet, you can pour it into a small dish, heat it in the microwave, and serve alongside (I thought the soy sauce packet that came with ours was nasty, so I just dipped my pot stickers in some of our regular soy sauce).


  1. Are those the Ling Ling pot stickers? We eat the chicken ones a lot, and I always serve with cabbage and carrots, but I hadn't thought of peanuts, that sounds delicious!

  2. Possibly; they are the kind at the Co-op, I don't remember the brand.

  3. Yeah, those are them. You can get a ginormous bag of the chicken ones at Costco.


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