Spring rolls are a traditional Vietnamese food but originated in China, this dish was called “spring dish” because only during early spring after the Chinese New Year this dish will be served.
Vietnamese spring rolls are made fresh because everything is broiled and does not contain oil. Spring rolls are usually served cold with a peanut sauce or a spicy fish sauce.
On today’s #HealthyEats by Doc M, he shared why he used rice vermicelli noodles instead of egg noodles for this recipe.
“Rice noodles don’t contain gluten and are not made from eggs,” said Doc M. “Rice noodles have a higher glycemic index than egg noodles, which means your body breaks them down into sugar more quickly,” he added.
So if you are pre-diabetic, diabetic, or on a keto or paleo plan, rice noodles can give you a nice pace and fewer carbs.
Rice noodles have slightly fewer calories than egg noodles do. Egg noodles have about 200 calories per 1-cup serving, while rice noodles contain 192 for the same portion. This is not a huge difference, though it could be important if you are on a doctor-supervised very low-calorie diet.