This collection of delicious and easy rice paper recipes are sure to delight your taste buds. Whether you’re in the mood for crispy rolls, sweet treats, or savory dumplings, we’ve got you covered.
Rice paper is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways. From both savory and sweet dishes, these rice paper recipes are great to enjoy any time of the year.
While it is commonly associated with summer rolls (Vietnamese spring rolls), it can be used for many other dishes, from crispy appetizers to sweet desserts.
What is rice paper?
Rice paper is a translucent, thin, and edible paper that is made from water and rice flour.
Rice paper is also known as banh trang, wafer paper, or rice paper rounds. It is a common ingredient in various Southeast Asian dishes, including summer rolls, and spring rolls.
Rice paper has a slightly chewy texture when it is moistened. It is gluten-free, low in calories, and the perfect choice for many.
Quick and Easy Recipes with Rice Paper
1. Crispy Rice Paper Rolls
These crispy rice paper rolls are a delicious appetizer that is great for dinner parties or even an afternoon snack.
Filled with pork, mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, and green onions, these delicious rice paper rolls are seasoned with a variety of flavors for the perfect mouthful.
2. Shrimp Spring Rolls with Tasty Spicy Garlic Sauce
This popular Vietnamese dish is packed full of flavor. These shrimp spring rolls are accompanied by a delicious and tasty spicy garlic sauce. These spring rolls are refreshing, easy to make, and great for a summer lunch.
3. Baked Samosa Recipe with Cilantro Chutney
This baked samosa recipe with cilantro chutney is a little different to traditional Indian samosas. Typically, samosas are deep fried, but these delicious little appetizers are baked. This makes them a healthier option.
They are also wrapped using rice paper wrappers instead of using samosa dough.
4. Mango Salsa Summer Rolls
Crisp carrot, cabbage, cucumber, bell pepper, mango, and avocado come together in this easy mango salsa summer rolls.
Add Thai peanut dipping sauce for a sweet and savory addition to these refreshing summer rolls.
5. Summer Rolls
These bright and beautiful Summer Rolls are made with fresh fruit, vegetables, cilantro wrapped up in rice paper and dipped in a homemade peanut sauce!
6. Banh Trang Nuong
Banh trang nuong is a traditional Vietnamese street food. It’s made by grilling rice paper until it is crispy.
Then, the rice paper is topped with a mixture of fried shallots, sausage, green onions, and corn.
Oh, and to top it off, why not drizzle a bit of mayo and sweet chili sauce for extra flavor!
7. Pan Fried Crispy Rice Paper Dumplings
Dumplings with a twist.
These pan fried crispy rice paper dumplings are stuffed with tofu, mushrooms, carrots, scallions, and other ingredients, for a delicious treat.
Perfect for party appetizers, a mid-day snack, or even morning tea.
8. Rice Paper Sushi
Instead of using seaweed, these rice paper sushi are wrapped in rice paper.
It’s just as delicious as traditional sushi, and is a great recipe to make if you want to try a slightly different alternative to sushi.
9. Gluten Free Samosas
These samosas made with rice paper are gluten free and vegan friendly. By using rice paper, it gives the samosas a satisfying and unique crunch.
Perfect for events, a snack on the go, or even for parties.
10. Baked Apple Pie Rice Paper Rolls
Longing for something a bit sweet?
Then you have to try these baked apple pie rice paper rolls.
These rolls are filled with a delicious apple pie filling and then are baked until crisp. It’s a unique and tasty dessert option great for anytime of the year.
11. Rice Paper Boats with Hoisin Filling
Inspired by Chinese lettuce wraps (san choy bow), these rice paper boats are delicious and perfect to enjoy for a light appetizer or finger food.
Yes, rice paper rolls can be made ahead of time. But, it is best to keep the rolls covered in plastic wrap or a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out.
Rice paper rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few hours.
Depending on the recipe, it may be possible to substitute it with other wrappers, such as lettuce leaves or wheat based wrappers. However, the texture and taste will be different.
Make sure to separate the sheets before working with them and work quickly. Don’t let rice paper soak in water for too long.
When you have made rice paper rolls, try not to stack them together as they can stick.
To make rice paper crispy you could either fry it or bake it. By frying it, particularly deep frying, it will result in a crispier texture.
When baking rice paper, be sure to brush a bit of oil on the rice paper to help it crisp up.
Rice paper itself is naturally vegan-friendly, and there are a variety of different recipes that use rice paper than are suitable for vegans.
But, it is important to check the recipe before you make it as not all rice paper recipes are vegan-friendly.
Rice Paper Recipes
- Crispy Rice Paper Rolls
- Shrimp Spring Rolls with Tasty Spicy Garlic Sauce
- Baked Samosa Recipe with Cilantro Chutney
- Mango Salsa Summer Rolls
- Summer Rolls
- Banh Trang Nuong
- Pan Fried Crispy Rice Paper Dumplings
- Rice Paper Sushi
- Gluten Free Samosas
- Baked Apple Pie Rice Paper Rolls
- Rice Paper Boats with Hoisin Filling
- Choose your favorite recipe from the list above.
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Follow the recipe directions and cook up something delicious with rice paper.
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