7 Easy and Unique Rice Paper Recipes for Everyone

Cooking is one of the few relaxing activities you can do in your own home. Aside from being therapeutic, cooking your meals instead of eating or ordering out is much more budget-friendly and hygienic. Important in these stressful times of COVID-19 pandemic, right? You can even be experimental when you’re cooking, such as using ingredients you’ve never used before, like rice paper. Rice paper is a product constructed of paper-like materials made from different plants. The edible rice paper was popularized in Vietnamese, where they used rice paper to make fresh summer rolls (salad rolls) or fried spring rolls in Vietnamese cuisine. Those edible rice paper usually consist of white rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, and water. Other than rolls, you can use rice paper to make a variety of yummy and unique recipes! Curious? Keep reading to know how to make 7 rice paper recipes!

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1. Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Up first on our rice paper recipes is Vietnamese rice paper rolls. It’s the traditional way of using edible rice paper, and it has been tried and tested for years! Vietnamese rice paper rolls are beloved by many, whether you are a true carnivore or veggie-lover. Like much other Vietnamese foods, these paper rolls is as healthy as it is delicious. That is because Vietnamese rice paper rolls are packed with herbs and salads, whilst also giving protein from the shrimp! The dressing, peanut dipping sauce, is also refreshingly light, and very easy to make! If you’re new to cooking and you’re afraid to make these because it looks complicated, don’t be. Take a look at this recipe by Recipe Tin Eats; their recipe is simple, and they have a few tips on how to quickly and easily make their Vietnamese rice paper rolls.

2. Rice Paper Dumplings

Rice paper dumplings are a delicious combination of, yep, rice paper and dumplings! It is crispy on the outside, and chewy and flavorful on the inside; as good as it looks in the picture above! This recipe by Cooking with Ayeh is suitable for those of you who are just getting into cooking. Perhaps you want to make dumplings for your loved ones for dinner, but you’re still unsure of the steps. Well, rice paper dumplings are much easier to make than traditional ones, and they only take up to 20 minutes to make. Hence, we have to include this recipe in our list of rice paper recipes. Psst, you also only need to use about 7 ingredients to make this recipe! Convenient, right?

3. Rice Paper Chips

Amongst our rice paper recipes, we have one for you snack lovers! This is one of the most unique ways you can use rice paper and turn it into a dish, and also one of the easiest ones as well. To make Aaron and Claire‘s rice paper chips, you will only need 6 ingredients and follow 6 simple steps. Most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen as well, such as cooking oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and parsley flakes. This recipe is perfect for everyone who has a deadline in the evening, and needs to munch on something crispy and delicious to keep them going. Especially college students, as this recipe is also budget-friendly!

4. Thai Mango Sticky Rice Summer Rolls

If you’re more into desserts, don’t worry. Flokq has you covered! Number four on our list of rice paper recipes is the alluring and delicious Thai mango sticky rice summer rolls. This delectable, non-fussy dessert is especially perfect on hot days, where you don’t want something too creamy or too heavy in your stomach. This dish features Thai coconut sticky rice with juicy fresh mango and mint leaves, served spring roll style, and it can be enjoyed as a light and refreshing dessert or sweet snack. While this recipe by Quite Good Food uses quite a lot of ingredients and features a lot of instructions, the end result will be worth it. We promise you! Just one bite of this Thai mango sticky summer roll, and you will feel as if you are transported to the streets of Thailand!

5. Rice Paper Pizza

We have another unique, non-traditional recipe in our rice paper recipes! This recipe is once again created by Aaron and Claire, and it’s also one of the quickest, and easiest recipes you’ll find that incorporates rice paper! To make rice paper pizza, you will only need about 9 ingredients and follow 11 simple steps. You can even switch up the ingredients according to availability and, of course, your taste. For example, should you not have shallot in hand, you can replace it with garlic or onion. Plus, if you’re not a big fan of ham, you can use sausage instead. We know; it’s very convenient! For college students who are trying to find budget-friendly meals at the end of the month, we absolutely recommend you to try making this dish. Other than being quick to make, it’s both delicious and filling!

6. Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls

Calling out all veggie lovers! For those of you who are on a health kick, this recipe in our rice paper recipes is perfect for you. Vegetable rice paper rolls by Little Broken are bright, colorful, and absolutely yummy! They’re packed full of fresh lettuce, avocado, cabbage, bell peppers, cucumbers, noodles, and fresh herbs. For added deliciousness, they’re also served by a sweet, slightly spicy peanut sauce, reminiscent of the one paired with the Vietnamese rice paper rolls above. While this dish looks beautiful, it’s not hard to make! Once you get the hang of it, you will only need about 15 minutes to recreate this dish. Like the Thai mango sticky rice summer rolls, this dish is also perfect for the summertime. Psst, if your kids are fussy with veggies, this might just be the perfect way of making them eat their greens!

7. Spicy Vegan Samosa Paper Rolls

We’ve saved one of the best rice paper recipes for last! This recipe is for you who are into Indian cuisine, and are fans of samosas. Created by My Pure Plants, spicy vegan samosa paper rolls are a great appetizer option. It’s a fusion between Indian samosas and Vietnamese summer rolls. While this recipe uses many ingredients, it’s fairly easy to make! You can prepare their spicy potato, carrot, and pea filling in one pan and then wrap it in gluten-free rice paper wrappers. Whether you decide to leave them uncooked or fry them until they’re crispy, they’re absolutely delicious! Perfect for you to bring for your next dinner party with friends!

Don’t these recipes look absolutely delicious? We know our mouths are watering just by looking at the pictures above. What are you waiting for? Don’t be afraid, and try to experiment with some rice paper rolls this weekend! You might just be successful in conquering one of these rice paper recipes!

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