My mom makes the best lumpia, which is a Filipino-style egg roll. Filipinos take pride in their lumpia, stuffing their rolls with their own combination of meat and veggies. These rolls of scrumptiousness are usually deep-fried, but my mama likes to make a batch of healthy, non-fried lumpia whenever she makes the fried version. They’re guiltless, just as delicious (if you don’t mind the absence of crunch), and are fun to munch on while you’re waiting for the fried ones to cook and cool.
Mom uses ground beef, garlic, onion, green beans, cabbage, and carrots in her recipe. Simply brown the meat and onions with garlic, throw the veggies in the pan too, and roll the mixture in razor-thin rice paper. Garnish with a leaf of lettuce and it’s ready to serve.
And here’s my growing lil’ chunk who in about a year can enjoy her lola’s lumpia…