Rice paper (RP) recipes come in so many different varieties, and I love them all. What is rice paper? Also called the spring roll wrapper, these super thin sheets are traditionally made of a mix of tapioca flour, white rice flour, salt, and water.
They're naturally plant based, gluten free, and almost translucent. When dry, RP is hard, like the texture of a fingernail. However once you wet them they become sticky, stretchy, and pliable. Many people say they taste like a thin crepe or pancake, while others, like myself, would say they have a mild nutty flavor.
If this is sounding appetizing to you then you’ll love this list!
You can find rice paper in most grocery stores in the Asian food section. Otherwise just visit your local Asian market or order them from Amazon. Once you have the ingredient you may be wondering, what do I make?
Rice paper recipes can be savory, spicy, hearty, light, and sweet. For example you may like to try the Rice Paper Dumplings if you’re a beginner! If you love sushi try the Salmon RP Sushi! If you would like to try a dessert style RP recipe try the Mochi with Whipped Coconut Cream, Banana Lumpia, or Fruit Candy!
These rice paper dumplings are so crispy, chewy, and delicious you won’t be able to put them down. You can serve them as a side dish or main meal anytime you want. Featuring a tasty blend of crunchy vegetables and a protein of your choice they’re sure to be a hit. When pan-seared in a little oil, these starchy rice papers become perfectly crisp. Grab any protein you want from tofu and chickpeas to beef and shrimp. You will also need the larger sized RP sheets that are about 8’ in diameter.
Rice paper recipes that are high in protein with a crispy exterior are always good to have on hand. These are simple to make, crispy, and stuffed with fresh and vibrant ingredients. For best results use a flat 9x13" baking pan. Brush each wrapper roll with oil or melted butter for a crispy yet tender result. You don’t want to over soak the RP sheets either, because then they will become mushy. The best texture is slightly firm so they will hold their shape properly and not tear apart.
These Rice Paper Dumplings are gluten free and all the rage at the moment. They are absolutely fabulous and healthier than their flour-based dough counterparts. Rice Paper Dumplings are also pan fried in a little oil for a spectacularly crispy bite. The filling for this dish is quick and easy to make and results in a savory and flavorful snack. The best part is that you can mix and match the filling ingredients to suit your preferences. Key ingredients include RP, ground beef, cilantro, green onion, ginger and a few more hers and sausages.
Who doesn’t adore the sweet-salty-smoky indulgences of bacon? Well vegans don’t love the pork part, but they do love the flavors. That’s why there are so many vegan bacon style recipes. I’m partial to plant based eating for the health benefits so I have tried a few myself. I must say these RP bacon strips are the best way to go about vegan bacon! Ingredients needed include: 10 pieces of rice paper, 2 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast, 3 tablespoon tamari, ½ tablespoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke, ½ tablespoon maple syrup, ground black pepper, and paprika.
Vietnamese rice paper recipes are a must try for Asian cuisine lovers like myself. Gỏi Cuốn is packed with healthy ingredients and vibrant Asian herbs. You can make them more hearty by also adding Bò Bía, Chinese sausage, and eggs or shredded pork. You will see that Vietnamese rice paper (bánh tráng) is extremely thin and delicate. It is almost translucent and made with rice and tapioca flour, salt and water. It softens as soon as it touches moisture and crisps up nicely in oil.
Rice Paper Dumplings With Shitaki Mushrooms are totally trending on Tiktok right now and for good reason! They are crispy and chewy featuring shredded vegetables, garlic, ginger, salt and oil! You won’t believe they only have 3 grams of net carbohydrates. With easy tips and hacks inside the post you will be able to make them in a flash. You can air fry them or pan sear - either er you prefer. Best veggies include fresh shiitake, scallions, shredded cabbage and carrots.
This wonton soup-inspired rice paper dumpling soup is a lightened up version of your favorite Chinese classic. With RP sheets your dumplings are totally gluten-free! Wonton soup is a traditional Chinese meal featuring chicken broth and stuffed wontons. It’s one of those recipes where you can add various proteins like beef, pork, shrimp, and more. For this gluten free soup you need ground chicken but you could also use ground pork. Other key ingredients include baby bok choy leaves, ginger, green onions, and some spices.
Rice paper recipes like crispy chewy samosas are sure to be a hit at the table. Here is the full list of ingredients: 2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Sesame Oil, 1 cup russet potato, ½ cup white onion, ½ cup red bell pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ cup cilantro, chopped, ½ cup peas, 4 rice paper sheets, and ½ cup Kikkoman® Gluten-Free Sweet Chili Sauce, for dipping. After you wrap them up you just have to pan fry them in a bit of sesame oil.
Have you ever tried korean rice paper tteokbokki? If not, now is the perfect time to try them! This recipe recently went viral on social media with more and more people wanting to try the traditional tube-shaped Korean rice cakes! There is less starch than the original version so they are lighter but they are much chewier and very addictive. The best part is the spicy gochujang sauce is heavenly. What exactly is tteokbokki/ ddukbokki? They are traditional Korean stir-fried rice cakes typically served as street and car food.
There’s absolutely nothing tastier than rice paper recipes with noodles! And this Rice Paper Chee Cheong Fun recipe is no exception. You may have tried Chee cheong fun or Chinese rice noodle rolls at a Chinese restaurant before, especially if you love Asian cuisine like I do! The steamed thin rice flour pancakes are best with chili oil and soy sauce! Just set the paper, arrange on a plate, transfer the shrimps, and fold the paper over top! As for flavoring the shrimp, a simple salt, pepper and sugar combination is all you need.
11. Salmon RP Sushi
Do you love sushi style recipes but not a big fan of raw fish? Try this salmon RP roll with seaweed, rice, and veggies. On the other hand if you do love raw fish you can always substitute raw sashimi grade salmon. These rolls are gluten free and soy free. I prefer to use cooked salmon, regular jasmine rice, and lightly fried vegetables. If you love the sushi vibe but not a fan of rolling seaweed wraps this is the perfect recipe for you. The best part is that it’s actually a wholesome well-balanced meal in and of itself!
12. RP Seaweed Chips
Rice paper recipes like these seaweed chips are perfect for vegan and keto dieters. These RP chips are crunchy, light and addictive! You don’t have to wrap anything so it doesn’t matter what size or shape RP you use. Just start making the chips by brushing the paper with a little bit of water. You do not need much water at all, just a bit to ensure the seaweed sticks. Next you will cut them into slices before frying in hot oil. When you heat the oil you will want to use a shallow pan, like a wok.
Did you know you could make vegan pork rinds from fried rice paper? I’m telling you those vegans are so innovative! And these are quite delicious too with a crispy pork rind-like texture that everyone will love. They are fast and simple to make plus they’re vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free. You will need RP, oil for frying, smoked paprika, umami mushroom seasoning, salt, cayenne pepper, and some nutritional yeast. Pro tip: use some Tony Chachere's creole seasoning or Old Bay seasoning also for optimal flavor.
Chicken Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce will have you bursting with happiness. You won’t believe it’s actually low-calorie and super nutritious. Featuring chicken, a lot of vegetables, and served with a creamy peanut dipping sauce! They are addictive and will quickly become your new favorite dish. You can use any vegetable combination you prefer but if you want my advice use: napa cabbage, bell pepper, radish, carrots, and cilantro! The sauce itself is a mix of Hoisin sauce, peanut butter, lime juice, and soy sauce.
These rainbow fruit spring rolls will brighten your day. They are excellent for lovers of fruit, chocolate, and caramel! Featuring vibrant fruit like crunchy apples, tangy kiwis, sweet mango, and strawberries. Just prepare the filling first, then soak the RP sheets, then wrap and fold! If you soak them for too long they are more likely to break apart and not hold a proper shape. That’s why you only need a few minutes to soak them, they will continue to loosen as you wrap.
Rice paper recipes like Firecracker Salmon Rice Paper Rolls will have you doing a happy dance with each and every bite. You won’t believe such a healthy dish is so crispy, crunchy, and scrumptious. You can ditch the take out of oily spring rolls and make these lighter and more delicious RP rolls in the comfort of your own home. Just grab some boneless and skinless wild caught salmon, rice paper sheets, green onions, jalapeños, avocado oil, sesame oil, gluten-free soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame seeds.
Chả Giò Thịt Heo (Vietnamese Pork Spring Rolls) are so super delicious and versatile you can make them anytime with any combination of ingredients. For example Bún Chả is Vietnamese Grilled Pork while Tôm Nướng is Pan-Fried Shrimp! But you’ll love the Bánh Xèo which are Vietnamese Crepes! My favorite savory snack is the Bắp Cải Xào Cà Chua or Sautéed Cabbage with Tomatoes! When I have a sweet tooth I like to make Chè Chuối aka Tapioca Pearls with Banana. Just don’t overfill the wrappers while you’re making them otherwise they won’t hold shape well.
Rice paper recipes with Hoisin meat filling will become your brand new favorite dish. This mouthwatering finger food is fabulous for a party or a family dinner. The RP is cooked to a crispy perfection featuring a plant-based meat spiced with hoisin sauce. These remind me of Chinese lettuce wraps aka San choy bow that you can order in restaurants. But I prefer the light sticky rice paper wraps to the bitter lettuce flavor. Just make your filling first before preparing the lettuce because you’ll want to immediately transfer it over.
These vegan summer rolls (also called rice paper rolls and fresh spring rolls) may have the word summer in the name but you can make them anytime! They are rich in essential vitamins and nutrients and taste like heaven! My favorite part is the creamy peanut dipping sauce. Combine and change your fillings in countless ways for a gluten-free friendly snack, side dish, main dish, or dessert. Rice paper wraps like these are not the best for storage. So if you need to make them ahead of time or event, simply prepare the filling ingredients then wrap closer to the serving time.
These Cheater Crystal Dumplings are little drops of heaven! With chewy delicious skin that will have you in food heaven. They will remind you of classic dim sum from a Chinese restaurant. The best part is that they are plant based, gluten-free, and stuffed with tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables. Then they’re dipped in a delightful dipping sauce. Crystal dumplings are a traditional Chinese dim sum classic with a slightly see-through shiny coating. If you love Asian cuisine this recipe is sure to impress you.
Banana Spring Rolls, dressed in sticky rice paper, and coated in the perfect amount of sugar and apple pie seasoning will become your new favorite treats. They are fried and smothered in caramel sauce too. If you really want to amp it all the way up, add a scoop (or 2) or vanilla ice cream. It’s truly a fruit dessert that the whole family will adore plus it’s gluten free. Plus they are crazy easy to whip up with only five ingredients! Equipment needed includes - one cutting board or large clean surface, a large bowl, a small bowl, one spoon, measuring cups and spoons, a knife, a large skillet, tongs, paper towels, and a plate!
Rice paper recipes for dessert are absolutely my favorite thing ever! And these Rice Paper Mochis with Whipped Coconut Cream are the best of the best! They are pretty, delicious, and quick to make. If you love sweets that are creamy, chewy, pillowy, and melt in your mouth this recipe is exactly what you need. Plus you don’t have to fuss over any dough! With just 8 rice paper sheets, 15 oz of coconut cream, persimmon, Oreos, glutinous rice flour, and Cacao powder you can make 4 fabulous palm size mochis!
Baked Apple Pie Rice Paper Rolls are fantastic when you want to make a Fall dessert that’s lighter than pie but still emotes all the flavors of Autumn. Apples are a symbolic fruit of the season and Rosh Hashanah! This recipe is great when you want something with personal sized portions to serve up with friends and loved ones. Plus you only need 5 simple ingredients. It’s even a Sukkot friendly recipe because it is common for Sukkot dishes to be filled and stuffed! In case you were wondering, Sukkot is the celebration to honor the 40 years the Jewish people spent in the desert after escaping slavery in Egypt.
24. Banana Lumpia
Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish similar to a spring roll that is filled with various meats, veggies, fruits, and more. This is a lightened up version of Filipino Banana Lumpia also known as Turon. Ingredients needed include bananas, cinnamon, coconut sugar, RP, coconut oil, chocolate chips, and/or caramel sauce. Once you get the hang of wrapping them up and frying them it’s a breeze and you’ll be making them all the time!
If you love sweet and sticky rice paper recipes this is the one for you! Strawberry Rice Paper Candy is way better and healthier than a fruit roll up. Your kids will think so too, and they’re amazing for to-go lunches and after school snacks. Pick and choose your favorite fruit combinations. Try them all until you figure out the best mix for you. Pro tip: the thinner you roll them the chewier and stickier they will be! If you really have a sweet tooth like I do you can drizzle some condensed milk, melted chocolate, and coconut cream after they are done.
25 Easy Must Try Rice Paper Recipes
- Crispy Rice Paper Dumplings
- (High Protein) Crispy Rice Paper Rolls
- Rice Paper Dumplings (Gluten-Free)
- Vegan Bacon With Rice Paper
- Gỏi Cuốn Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
- Rice Paper Dumplings With Shitaki Mushrooms
- Rice Paper Dumpling Wonton Soup
- Crispy & Chewy RP Samosas
- Korean RP Tteokbokki
- Rice Paper Chee Cheong
- Salmon RP Sushi
- RP Seaweed Chips
- Vegan Pork Rinds (Fried Rice Paper)
- Chicken Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Rainbow Fruit Spring Rolls
- Firecracker Salmon Rice Paper Rolls
- Chả Giò Thịt Heo (Vietnamese Pork Spring Rolls)
- Rice Paper Boats with Hoisin Meat Filling
- Vegan Summer Rolls
- Crystal Dumplings Made With Rice Paper
- Banana Spring Rolls
- Rice Paper Mochi with Whipped Coconut Cream
- Baked Apple Pie RP Rolls
- Banana Lumpia
- Strawberry Rice Paper Candy
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