Everyone loves freshly prepared Vietnamese spring rolls, yet it can be irking to prepare them every time. The great thing is that you can easily reheat leftover spring rolls to attain their crispness and fresh look. However, if you do not follow the right procedures, the rolls will dry out. What is the best way to reheat leftover spring rolls?
You can reheat Vietnamese spring rolls in a microwave, a steamer, an air fryer, an oven, and on the stovetop. It would be best to reheat fried spring rolls differently from the traditional Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Leftover spring rolls should be stored appropriately in the fridge but not for more than 2-3 days.
Many people think it is impracticable to revive spring rolls after storage, but they may not know how to warm their leftovers properly. This write-up will reveal some tips you can use to attain perfectly reheated spring rolls.
How to Reheat Vietnamese Spring Rolls in a Microwave
Microwaving is often people’s first choice when it comes to reheating food. However, I should warn you that although you will receive well-warmed spring rolls, they won’t turn out crispy. Still, if this is the method you prefer, follow this procedure:
- Place your spring rolls on a microwave-safe plate and cover them with plastic wrap.
- Cover the plate with a bowl to avoid messing up your microwave.
- Put the food in the microwave, warm it for about 30-40 seconds, and check if the center is well-reheated. If not, heat for 20 more seconds.
- Remove them from the gadget and let them cool before serving.
How to Reheat Vietnamese Spring Rolls in a Steamer
The steaming method is ideal for traditional Vietnamese rice paper spring rolls. It ensures they retain their moisture and texture. To reheat your leftover spring rolls in a steamer:
- Place the spring rolls on a plate.
- Switch on your bamboo or double steamer.
- Put the plate inside the steamer and warm the rolls for one or two minutes. Ensure to check on them.
- Do not prolong the steaming because the spring rolls may lose their shape.
- When ready, carefully take the food from the steamer, serve, and enjoy.
How to Reheat Vietnamese Spring Rolls in an Air Fryer
Baking leftover spring rolls in an air fryer is pretty easy and quick. You must not add additional oil to the rolls.
- Preheat the fryer to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 minutes.
- Next, line the fryer basket with parchment paper or paper towels, then place the spring rolls inside.
- Reheat them for about 4 minutes, then check if they are well warmed.
- Remove the rolls from the fryer and serve to your liking.
How to Reheat Vietnamese Spring Rolls in an Oven
Oven baking leftover spring rolls is another way to achieve a crispy outcome. You can use either a toaster oven or a traditional oven for this procedure:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about four minutes.
- Line a baking tin with aluminum foil.
- Carefully place the spring rolls in the tray and ensure not to overlap them- if you do, some will turn out mushy.
- Bake them for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip them over and bake for the same duration.
- Retrieve them from the oven, let them cool, then enjoy!
How to Reheat Vietnamese Spring Rolls Over the Stovetop
I believe that pan-frying leftover Vietnamese spring rolls is a convenient way to revive their texture and taste. However, do not refry them in oil because they will become greasy and hard hence inedible. Ensure to use a nonstick pan.
- Place the pan on the stove and preheat it for about 2 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Place the spring rolls in the pan and ensure they are well spaced out.
- Heat them for about 2 minutes, then flip them over and heat the other side as well.
- Take them out of the pan to a plate; you should achieve a crunchy outcome.
- Prepare your dipping sauce, garnish and enjoy.
What is the Best Way to Store Leftover Vietnamese Spring Rolls?
Never leave out leftover food for too long. Place the spring rolls in an airtight container and place them in the fridge. You can also use freezer-friendly bags and arrange them in a single layer so the shapes of the rolls don’t get distorted. It is advisable to eat the food within 48 hours after storage.
Whenever you are reheating refrigerated spring rolls, you must thaw them first. So how do you go about it? Place the spring rolls on a paper towel or cooling rack and leave them for a couple of hours. If you don’t do this, they will end up soggy even if you follow the instructions given above.