1/3 large onion, finely diced (about heaping 1/2 cup)
2 cups bean sprouts
2 vermicelli noodles, cooked
1 large clove of garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
1 package Spring roll/Lumpia wrapper (25 counts)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for the filling + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for cooking
Take the frozen spring roll paper out of the freezer and thaw them on the countertop while you are preparing the filling.
Cook the vermicelli noodles according to its package. Drain and rinse the noodle under cold water and cut them into small pieces using kitchen scissors. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large-size skillet.
Cook the onion for a couple of minutes and add the minced garlic. Continue to cook for about 45 seconds with frequent stirring.
Add the celery and carrot. Cook until celery is cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the bean sprouts and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the noodles and continue to cook with frequent stirring for 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool (about the temperature that you can handle the filling without comfortably).
Meanwhile, separate the spring roll papers. Set them aside and cover them with a damp paper towel from drying out.
Assemble spring rolls (Please see the photos and instructions above).
Brush the spring rolls with some vegetable oil.
Place the spring rolls in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes at 390F. Flip them over and brush with a little more oil. Continue to cook them for 5 additional minutes until they are golden brown and crispy.
Serve right away.
For assembling a spring roll, please see the photos and instructions above.
The instruction in this recipe is for cooking the fresh lumpia. For cooking the frozen lumpia, you can cook them a couple more minutes longer in the air fryer.
These spring rolls/lumpia freeze beautifully. You can freeze them in a freezer-safe tray until they are hard, about an hour then transfer and store them in a freezer-safe bag. It keeps for a month.
If you don't have an air fryer, you can bake them in the oven or deep fry them. See the "Cooking Method" section above for instruction.
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