Can You Reheat Spring Rolls? (Best Approach)


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My love for spring rolls had led me to try out a new recipe. Fortunately, it turned out great, but because I had leftovers, I researched to discover if I can reheat them.

So, can you reheat spring rolls? Yes, you can reheat leftover spring rolls in an oven, air fryer, microwave, and on a stovetop. However, you must take certain precautions while doing this. For instance, if you’re using a microwave, add some moisture to prevent drying.

If you love spring rolls, you may want to discover many different kinds of variations you didn’t know about. Check out some of the different types below and the steps to reheating your leftovers.

Different Ways to Reheat Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are filled, rolled appetizers that come in many different varieties. For example, a garden spring roll is often filled with lots of vegetables like cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, and bamboo shoots. More savory spring rolls are often filled with meat mixed with veggies. It could be chicken, pork, or shrimp.

Reheating spring rolls is easy and you can do it using different appliances. Here are some useful guidelines to help you:

Appliance How longExpectations
Microwave 8 to 10 minutesIt might dry the dish out. Add some moisture to avoid drying.
Oven About 5 minutesSome sides may not crisp up. Rotate the spring roll to ensure that all sides become crispy.
Air fryerAbout 4 minutesMake sure the air fryer hits the proper temperature before putting in your spring rolls.
StovetopAbout 5 minutesThe spring rolls might burn. Use a non-stick pan and keep the heat low.

Reheating spring rolls in the oven

You can reheat your leftover spring rolls in your oven. All you need to do is follow the instructions below.

  • Step 1: Allow the baking sheet to hit the proper temperature and then put it in the oven.
  • Step 2: When the reheating process is halfway through, rotate the spring rolls to ensure that all sides become crispy.
  • Step 3: Check the rolls after 5 minutes. They should have crisped up by now.

Reheat spring rolls in the microwave

While reheating your spring rolls in a microwave, they might dry up. So, you should add a little moisture to avoid this. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you.

  • Step 1: Take the spring rolls out from the plastic wrap.
  • Step 2: Now, dip them in clean water quickly and wipe off the excess water on them.
  • Step 3:  Put the spring rolls into a microwave-safe tray and close it with a wet paper towel.
  • Step 4: Now, heat the rolls for about 45 seconds and then flip the bottom side up. Heat it again for about 30 seconds.
  • Step 5: Allow it to sit for 60 seconds before enjoying it.

Reheating spring rolls in an air fryer

If you want to use an air fryer to reheat your leftover spring rolls, kindly go through these steps:

  • Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 400F or 200°C.
  • Step 2: Now, put the spring rolls in the air fryer.
  • Step 3: Cook the rolls for about four minutes.

Reheating spring rolls on a stovetop

Stirring spring rolls in a pan

It’s best to use a non-stick pan when reheating spring rolls on a stovetop. You can follow the steps below to do this.

  • Step 1: Heat up the non-stick pan slightly.
  • Step 2: Put the spring rolls in the pan in a single layer.
  • Step 3: You can now reheat, but keep the heat low.
  • Step 4: Turn the spring rolls over after 3 minutes and heat the other side for about 60 seconds.

How are spring rolls made?

Let’s take a look at how to make delicious spring rolls.

  • Add a little salt and water to white flour and mix it. Knead it into the dough and bake it to form round wrappers.
  • Now, add the filling. It could be a meat and vegetable filling. You may also add a red bean paste filling on the wrappers.
  • Fold the two ends of the wrappers up and roll them.
  • Now, deep-fry the spring rolls until they become crispy and golden brown.

What to Consider When Reheating

While reheating your leftover spring rolls, you would want to get the best results. In that case, consider using a non-stick pan. But before you start heating up your spring rolls, preheat the pan at low heat. Make sure you arrange the spring rolls in one layer.

Heat your spring rolls for a few minutes. Don’t forget to turn them over to enable full reheating.

How to Store Spring Rolls

The best time to enjoy your spring rolls is the day they were made. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in your refrigerator. If properly refrigerated, your spring rolls can last up to 2 to 3 days. It is not advisable to eat it after the third day.

Make sure you wrap the rolls one by one in plastic wraps. This will ensure that the wrapper stays soft without sticking together. Once you’re done, store the spring rolls in an airtight container in your fridge.

Different kinds of variation of spring rolls you can reheat.

  1. Smoked salmon rice spring rolls

One thing about rice rolls and spring rolls is that people who love one tend to love the other as well. Although these two are different, we had to put this recipe on this list. Many people enjoy this mouth-watering spring roll recipe. Smoked salmon rice spring rolls have a fresh taste that complements the vermicelli and rice paper deliciously.

  1. Spicy black olive baked vegetable spring rolls

This classic spring roll recipe is vegetarian and spicy. If you love spicy food, then this recipe is good for you. Now, I’m not talking about too much spice that can set your tongue on fire. Rather, a delicious blend of veggies with spicy black olive tapenade.

This tasty, crunchy spring roll can take your taste buds to heaven. And you can always reheat any leftovers you have.

  1. Rice spring rolls

If you love both rice rolls and spring rolls, you will love this recipe. It allows you to enjoy two of your favorite meals at the same time. Rice rolls and spring rolls combine deliciously, although they are two different things. And the good news is that it is easy to make.

Vietnamese rice spring rolls
Vietnamese rice spring rolls

When there are leftovers, you store them and reheat them with any of the steps above. The sweet chili sauce is just perfect for lovers of spicy food.

  1. Carrot apple cheese spring rolls

People who love the flaky wrapping and the crunchiness of spring rolls will enjoy this variant. The carrot apple spring rolls will make you go non-traditional with your flavors. It is easy to make with only a few steps. You only need to fill the spring roll with apple, carrot, and cheese.

The delicious taste of this spring roll is worth getting busy in the kitchen for. And when there are leftovers, you can easily store and reheat them.

  1. Bean sprout spring rolls

If you don’t like veggies and prefer a meat-filled spring roll, then this variant is perfect for you. It allows you to get something close to the expected, but without plenty of veggies. Ground beef and bean sprouts can be a perfect blend for filling your spring rolls. Preparing this spring roll is easy, and leftovers can be reheated with the steps mentioned earlier.

The Takeaway

Many people think that reheated spring rolls taste bad. But that’s only true if you don’t know how to reheat properly. Leftover spring rolls can be reheated with the few steps I listed above. Feel free to use these steps and enjoy your spring rolls!

Chef Rooney

I like to cook. It makes me happy, and I know it does the same for others. If you ever want to learn how to make a great dish, just ask!

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