Fresh Spring Rolls with Sesame-Tamari Grilled Steak - 2 Guiding Stars
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If steak isn’t your thing, try substituting shrimp or extra-firm tofu. Or just use extra veggies and noodles. Remember that when assembling the rolls, arranging the ingredients in neat parallel lines gives the best visual effect when you cut them in half to serve.



  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch


  • 1¼ lbs. lean sirloin steak, trimmed
  • 4 oz. rice noodles, cooked
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 European cucumber, cut in 4" matchsticks
  • 16 rice paper wrappers


  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients except for cornstarch and garlic. Set aside 3 tablespoons of marinade to dress rice noodles and stir the garlic and cornstarch into the remainder. Add steak to the marinade and marinate in the refrigerator (1-24 hours).
  2. Discard marinade and grill steak over medium-high heat until just seared (1-2 minutes per side). Cool completely in the refrigerator (2-24 hours).
  3. When ready to assemble, toss the cold cooked noodles with reserved dressing, onions, mint, carrot, and sesame seeds. Set aside.
  4. To assemble, soak a rice paper wrapper in warm water for 3-4 seconds and place on a cutting board. Place a scant ¼ cup of the noodle mixture across the lower third of the wrapper. Slice steak thinly and top the noodles with a few strips of steak and some lettuce and cucumbers.
  5. Roll the wrapper up from the bottom (making a tight roll) and over the layer of ingredients. Fold the sides of the roll inward toward the center then roll upward to finish. The rice paper will stick to itself readily. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 110; Total Fat 3.5g (4% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 21mg (7% DV); Sodium 110mg (5% DV); Total Carbohydrate 11g (4% DV); Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV); Total Sugars 1g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 9g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 4% DV; Niacin 25% DV; Selenium 20% DV; Zinc 20% DV.
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