Here are some tasty recipes that use rice papers; browse through this collection and try to make a few of them for your family today.
Do you know those super thin, delicate wraps in Vietnamese dishes?
Those are rice paper wraps, also known as bánh tráng or spring roll wrappers—a popular ingredient in Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine.
They provide a unique, chewy texture to dishes and can be filled with various ingredients like veggies, proteins, noodles, spices, and herbs.
Made from tapioca flour, rice flour, salt, and water, each translucent sheet is pliable yet strong enough to hold the fillings.
And while they’re an excellent choice for rolling up savory fillings, they also have many other uses beyond just serving as a wrapper.
They can be cooked in a pan to make chips, crackers, or steamed dumplings.
Rice paper is famous in the dessert realm as well.
It’s a versatile ingredient you can steam, fry, and bake to perfection.
To inspire you, here are some of my favorite recipes that use rice papers.
Be on the lookout for #20—it’s a personal favorite that I just can’t get enough of.
Crunchy when you bite into it but slightly chewy in the center, this dumpling recipe is a flavor bomb of fresh shiitake, ginger, coleslaw mix, and all other kinds of goodness.
These yummy dumplings are a great snack for the whole family and can be served on their own or with a dumpling dipping sauce.
This street-food favorite is a must-have in any foodie’s recipe box.
Some might recognize this as Vietnamese pizza, as the wraps are often topped with cheese and all sorts of other tasty toppings.
But this vegan version features a mix of chickpeas batter, tofu or vegan sausage, and corn kernels.
This is a great way to switch up your lunch routine and swap boring sandwiches for something more memorable.
Salmon and avocado are a match made in heaven, and these rice paper rolls are a testament to that.
With an added crunch from the rice papers and a colorful presentation, it’s no wonder this dish is making its round on TikTok and Pinterest.
Sprinkle some sesame seeds and add a drizzle of soy sauce on top for extra taste.
Rice paper can also be used as a replacement for nori (seaweed sheets) when making sushi rolls.
If you’ve ever wanted to make sushi but don’t have access to nori, this recipe is for you!
Fill these rice paper wraps with your favorite sushi fillings like carrots, sushi rice, cucumber, and avocado.
It’s a way to get creative in the kitchen and enjoy a delicious Japanese-inspired dinner.
These buffalo chickpea wraps are as delicious as they look and make for a great appetizer or snack.
A squeeze of lemon adds tang to the wraps, while tahini ranch dip adds a creamy finish that complements the crunch of the rice paper wrap.
Who says rice paper wraps can only be savory?
These Baked Apple Pie Rice Paper Rolls are a great sweet treat to include on your table.
The filling is made with fresh apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon and is held together in the rice paper wrap, brushed with butter and rolled into a golden roll.
Of course, we can’t forget the classic Vietnamese fresh spring roll.
This traditional dish features various herbs and vegetables, like cilantro, carrots, cucumber, and cabbages, all rolled up in a rice paper wrap with rice noodles.
It is then served with a delicious dipping sauce made from creamy peanut butter and tamari.
We use popped rice paper to create cups as our vehicles for this flavorful chickpea salad.
The “chuna” mixes cooked chickpeas, red apples, and onions with mayo and Dijon mustard, creating a creamy texture and taste.
It’s a superb way to repurpose those rice paper wrappers and make something truly unique.
If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to bacon, this Rice Paper Bacon recipe is your answer.
It has all the smoky, savory, and chewy goodness of traditional bacon without the meat.
It’s made by marinating thinly-sliced rice paper in soy sauce and liquid smoke before baking it until crisp.
Caramelized Pork Summer Rolls are a popular street snack in Vietnam for a good reason.
The pork is marinated with garlic, salt & pepper, sugar, fish sauce, and sesame oil before being cooked over high heat until it’s caramelized.
This flavorful meat is then wrapped in rice paper with fresh herbs and vegetables.
Want more salmony goodness?
These Salmon Spring Rolls are a great way to enjoy your favorite fish in a light and delectable way.
This recipe features veggies and salmon wrapped in lettuce and rice paper wrappers.
With peanut or chili sauce, you’ll be in for a real treat!
These spanakopita rice paper wraps are a great way to enjoy the classic Greek spinach and feta pastry without the guilt.
The filling is made with spinach, feta cheese, and ricotta in a creamy blend that’s wrapped up in a rice paper wrapper.
Once fried, the outside becomes golden and crispy, while the inside stays creamy and flavorful.
For a sweet treat, try this apple strudel in rice paper wraps.
These crunchy little bundles are filled with a mix of apples, cinnamon, and oats that are then wrapped up in the rice paper wrapper and fried until golden.
Add raisins if you like, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.
These rice paper samosas are an Indian-inspired dish with a twist.
The filling is made of potatoes, peas, and spices, all mixed to create a flavorful blend.
Dip this in mint or mango chutney to enjoy the full relish of this classic recipe.
These Mango & Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls are a great way to enjoy the sweet taste of mango with the savory flavor of shrimp.
Dunk this delicious combination in peanut sauce or your favorite sauce of choice for an extra kick.
Craving for something crunchy?
Fried rice paper chips are the answer.
These chips are made by slicing rice paper into thin strips and deep-frying them until they crackle with each bite.
Lemongrass beef is a popular dish in Southeast Asia and an essential ingredient in many recipes.
And these lemongrass beef rice paper wraps are a great way to enjoy this savory and fragrant dish in a bite-sized form.
If you love sushi, this one is a must-try.
The seaweed chips are made from seaweed and rice paper, while the poke is a delicious mix of salmon, mayo, sriracha, and chili oil.
You’ll soon be addicted to this delectable dish!
20. Vegan Pork Rinds
Here’s another crispy and crunchy snack that you can make using rice paper.
All you need to do is deep fry rice paper strips until they puff up and turn golden.
Once done, season them with your favorite spices or herbs, such as smoked paprika and umami mushroom powder, for a vegan version of pork rinds.
Out of pasta?
Rice paper noodles are the perfect alternative!
Cut thin rice paper strips and then cook them in boiling water until they become soft and pliable.
You can then add these noodles to your favorite stir-fry, soup, or salad.
The bottom line
For a new way to enjoy traditional dishes or create a unique snack, rice paper is the perfect ingredient.
It’s versatile, convenient, and can be used to make various dishes, from savory starters to sweet treats.
So don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative with rice paper in the kitchen.
You’re sure to come up with a dish that’s both delicious and unforgettable!
- Rice Paper Dumplings
- Vietnamese Grilled Rice Paper
- Salmon Avocado Crispy Rice Paper Rolls
- Rice Paper Sushi
- Buffalo Chickpea Rice Paper Wraps
- Baked Apple Pie Rice Paper Rolls
- Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce
- Rice Paper Cups With Chickpea Salad
- Rice Paper Bacon
- Caramelized Pork Summer Rolls
- Salmon Spring Rolls
- Apple Strudel On Rice Paper
- Rice Paper Samosas
- Ramen Rice Paper Rolls
- Mango & Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls
- Fried Rice Paper Chips
- Lemongrass Beef With Rice Paper
- Spicy Salmon Poke On Crispy Seaweed Rice Paper Chips
- Vegan Pork Rinds
- Rice Paper Noodles
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