Finding a mid-week meal which is quick, tasty, healthy and everyone enjoys can be a real parental challenge.
The Tilda Taste Panel understands this better than most. The panel, made up of mums and dads, are experts in nutrition and food. Panel member and cookery writer, Jo Pratt, has created a simple recipe that kids will love.
In this video Jo demonstrates how to make her easy to follow spring roll recipe alongside her four-year-old son Olly – who is a particular fan! These tasty treats work well as a side dish or as a main course for smaller children. Best of all they are ready in less than 30 minutes and are packed full of fish and fresh vegetables.
With the help of our some of the Taste Panel, many mums and dads and lots of little ones Tilda realised the challenges of needing quick, nutritious, tasty meals for kids and launched Tilda Kids!
Prawn or Tuna Spring Rolls
• 1 pack of Tilda Steamed Basmati Egg Fried Rice (alternatively you could use Tilda Steamed Sweet Chilli and Lime or Tilda Steamed Pure)
• 100g small cooked prawns or 100g flaked tinned tuna
• 100g carrot, coarsely grated
• ½ red pepper, cut into small pieces
• 1-1 ½ tsp sweet chilli dipping sauce, plus extra to serve (or tomato ketchup if preferred)
• 12-16 square sheets of fresh filo pastry
• Vegetable oil for brushing
Pre-heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Lightly massage the pack of rice to separate the rice grains. Tear the top of the pack halfway across and cook for 2 minutes in the microwave.
Meanwhile, place the prawns or tuna in a mixing bowl with the carrot, red pepper and sweet chilli dipping sauce, then add the rice. Mix well and set aside.
Lay a sheet of filo pastry on the work top or board and brush lightly with oil. Place another sheet of pastry on top and lightly brush with oil. Turn the square so that one corner of the pastry is pointing towards you. Spoon some filling onto the corner nearest you. Fold this corner towards the centre and tuck under the filling.
Fold the two outside corners to the middle so it looks like an envelope. Brush lightly with oil then roll up to look like a sausage shape. Brush once more and sit on the lined baking tray. Repeat until you have made the rest of the spring rolls.
Place in the oven for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden and crisp.
Cool slightly before eating, with extra sweet chilli dipping sauce to serve.
For a meaty version of this recipe, finely chopped cooked chicken or turkey make a tasty alternative to tuna or prawns. For a vegetarian option, you could omit the tuna or prawns altogether and substitute with extra vegetables or even add some tofu or tinned white beans.