Paella Egg Rolls with Roasted Pepper Cream Sauce
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We tucked a Spanish specialty into a golden egg roll wrapper. Dipped into our roasted pepper cream sauce, they’ll fly off serving plates.
saffron¼ tsp, threads (see note)
table salt½ tsp, divided
uncooked white rice½ cup(s), short-grain (see note)
cooked shrimp1 cup(s), baby-size
frozen green peas½ cup(s), you do not have to thaw peas
roasted red peppers (packed in water)3 Tbsp, minced, divided
slivered almonds2 Tbsp
black pepper¼ tsp
egg roll wrapper(s)10 item(s)
cooking spray2 spray(s)
plain fat free yogurt½ cup(s)
reduced calorie mayonnaise2 Tbsp
paprika⅛ tsp, Spanish smoked (see note)
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Combine 1 cup of water, saffron and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a small pot; simmer for 1 minute to soften saffron. Stir in rice; bring to a boil. Cover pot; reduce heat to very low and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Immediately stir in shrimp, peas, 1 tablespoon of roasted pepper, almonds, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
- Place an egg roll wrapper on a flat work surface with the corners set vertically (pointing up and down – a diamond shape). Arrange 3 slightly rounded tablespoons of filling down the center of wrapper, leaving 1/2 inch at the bottom and top.
- Fold the bottom of the wrapper to the center, over the filling. Gently, but firmly, fold the left side of the wrapper to the center and then fold in the right side. Fold the top of the wrapper down to cover filling and seal any loose ends with water; repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Place filled wrappers on prepared baking sheet; lightly spray surface of wrappers with cooking spray. Bake until wrappers are golden brown, flipping once, about 16 minutes.
- Meanwhile, to make sauce, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, remaining 2 tablespoons of roasted pepper and paprika in a small bowl. Yields 1 roll and about 1 tablespoon of sauce per serving.