What to make with Rice Paper: Try these 11 Tasty Recipes

Are you wondering what to make with rice paper?  

You can use rice paper for healthy and delicious spring rolls, dumplings, platters, snacks, and appetizers. 

Even better, you can use it to make sensational sweet treats.  

We love that rice paper accommodates just about any filling you can think of. 

It is quick and easy to prepare, holds ingredients firmly in place and is naturally gluten-free.  

The colorful ingredients shine through the rice paper’s natural transparency, creating a rainbow of deliciousness. 

You can expect a flavor burst explosion when perfectly paired with a delicious dipping sauce.

Whether you are familiar with rice paper dishes or trying it out for the first time, these savory and sweet recipes will surely be your summer favorites.

11 Tantilzing and Tasty Rice Paper Recipes

Do you want to know the best rice paper recipes?  Here is our compiled list of meat-based, seafood, vegetarian, and vegan options to consider.

Get your bright and sunny food groove on, and let’s get rolling!

Meat and Seafood Rice Paper Roll Recipes

1. BLT Wraps with Avocado – Dairy-Free – Your favorite sandwich just got better

The famous B-L-T (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich is evolving. Certainly, gluten-intolerant diets have yet to have the pleasure of indulging in this popular go-to lunch.

Using rice paper is perfect for rolling up these ingredients and enjoying it gluten-free style!  

This recipe gives it an extra creamy touch with avocado.

If you are a B-L-T sandwich fan, step out of your bread comfort zone and try these mouthwatering rice paper wraps.

Pro Tip:  add 2 teaspoons (10ml) of Dijon mustard and 2 teaspoons (10ml) of honey to the mayonnaise ingredient. The honey-mustard notes enhance the overall flavor.

Allergy information: eggs (unless you use an egg-free mayonnaise)

2. Tropical Crispy Chicken Summer Rolls – Spicey and Refreshing 

These tropical-infused rolls bring an inviting freshness and pleasing chili bite.

Crispy chicken, fresh mango, and chili make a complementary and tasty trio. 

The cilantro, crunchy purple cabbage, and carrots bounce off the soft and juicy mango texture.  

Also, feel less guilty with a healthier version of crispy chicken. This healthy bonus and all natural ingredients may change your thoughts on chicken wraps forever.  

Next time you have a pool party, consider this fragrant, texture-rich creative rice paper dish.

Pro Tip:  Serve with this creamy, sweet, tangy peanut sauce.

Allergy information: eggs, gluten, peanuts

3. Crispy Rice Paper Rolls with Beef – A little bit of Crispy Dumpling Heaven

You can’t go wrong with fried dumplings and a spicy dipping sauce if you need soul food.

These elegantly folded rolls are stuffed with minced beef and fresh vegetables. 

The ginger ingredient offers a warm touch, and the vinegar tanginess in the dumpling and the sauce boost the flavor.

In less than 1 hour, you can relish in soul food bliss while watching your favorite movie.

Crispy, hearty, and delicious, this recipe may become your most-loved fried dumpling.  

Pro Tip: replace the chili oil in the dipping sauce with extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil to avoid heat

Allergy Information: none

4. Vietnamese Healthy Spring Rolls with Peanut Butter Sauce – A traditional option

We have to include an authentic Vietnamese Spring roll.  After all, rice paper is one of the top staples in Vietnamese cuisine.

The simple ingredients of shrimp, fresh vegetables, and buckwheat produce a hearty and crunchy roll—all the better when dipped in the smooth peanut and umami-rich flavor sauce.  

Using buckwheat bulks up these rolls and can easily be enjoyed as a complete lunch or dinner rice paper dish.

Pro Tip:  replace 1 tablespoon (15ml) of soy sauce in the dip with fish sauce or oyster sauce to enhance the seafood flavor

Allergy information: shellfish, peanuts

Learn more:  Fish Sauce Substitutes

Vegan and Vegetarian Rice Paper Roll Recipes

5. Vietnamese Vegan Summer Rolls – Fresh and Filling with the best dipping sauce ever!

Bright and colorful, these super quick summer rice paper wraps make satisfying snacks and are ideal for children’s lunch boxes.  

We love the vermicelli or brown rice noodle ingredient. Certainly, it adds a smooth texture alongside the crispy vegetables while filling you up simultaneously.  

The best part is the hoisin-peanut dipping sauce. It is packed with umami flavor and has a zesty lime twist. 

Don’t worry if you do not have hoisin sauce; find the perfect hoisin sauce substitute here.

Allergy information: peanuts (only in the sauce)

6. Crispy Rice Paper Dumplings – Crispy, Chewy, and Healthy

Vegan comfort food at its best!  

These quick and easy fried dumplings are packed with fresh vegetables, and the ginger ingredient offers a warm and comforting touch.  

The light and crispy outside complements the slightly chewy inside perfectly—the ideal duo to soothe the soul after a long day at work.

Of course, the coconut amino-based dipping sauce enhances the vegetables’ flavor with a satisfying umami boost.

Even better, each dumpling only has 3g of carbs. Who knew comfort food could be exceptionally delicious and healthy at the same time?!

Pro Tip:  you can substitute coconut aminos with Bragg (™) liquid aminos or soy sauce if you don’t mind the soy ingredient

Allergy information: soy (if used)

7. Southwest Vegan Spring Rolls with Smokey Chipotle Dip – Protein packed, zesty and smokey

It’s hard to express just how ridiculously delicious this rice paper recipe is.  

The ingredients create a texture-rich, colorful appetizer or lunch box snack. You can expect a pleasing crunch with a gentle chewiness and flavor bouncing from sweet to zesty with every bite.  

Oh, and the black beans pack a protein punch for vegan diets and beyond.  

Now for the smokey chipotle dip. We feel the name says it all! 

Chipotle Spice brings these rice paper appetizers to life with the perfect chili pitch and a sweet smokiness.

Even if you are a meat eater, you will surely eat more than a few.

Pro Tip: you can substitute chipotle with chili powder or ancho chili powder

Allergy information: nuts (dipping sauce only)

Learn more: Substitutes for Ancho Powder

Is your mouth watering? Great, but remember to save space for a sweet treat.

Let’s dive into our decadent dessert recipes!

Dessert Rice Paper Roll Recipes

8. Banana Spring Rolls – Crunchy and Scrumptious (Vegan or Vegetarian)

Prepare to go bananas over these sweet delights!

Rice paper stuffed with banana and rolled in a sugar and apple pie spice mix. Then, lightly fried until golden brown and drizzled with caramel syrup.

These crispy and delicious treats pair perfectly with vanilla ice cream. Equally, you can substitute the ice cream with vegan-based ice cream or whipped coconut cream.

Serve as the perfect party snack or surprise the family with a new and exciting dessert.

Pro Tip: you can replace the caramel syrup with chocolate syrup. The results are just as scrumptious.

Allergy information: dairy 

9. Baked Apple Pie Rice Paper Rolls – Grandma’s Recipe in a Cripsy Roll! (Vegan or Vegetarian)

We all know our Grandma’s apple pie recipe.

Her traditional simple ingredients of apples, sugar, and cinnamon are baked to perfection in a crumbling crust and served with vanilla ice cream or cream.

While we love the traditional version, these oven-baked delicious rice paper rolls keep the ingredients intact but take on a new and evolved form.

Every bite is crispy on the outside, with the palate-pleasing sweet apple tartness inside. 

Sure, we love apple pie as a Sunday lunch dessert.  Yet, why not try these tasty sweet treats to surprise your Grandma?

Pro Tip:  serve with vegan-based ice cream or whipped coconut cream if you follow a vegan diet

Allergy Information: dairy

10. Rice Paper Candy Straws – Fun and Healthy Party Snack 

Say goodbye to fruit skewers and hello to rice paper candy straws.

All you need is your favorite fresh fruit and coconut sugar to sprinkle. Your children will love this creative rice paper dish.

Serve these cute fruit straws with a chocolate or creamy coconut dip to take it up a notch.  

Pro Tip:  choose fruit in rainbow colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet—for example, strawberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries. Lay them out in that order and roll them up. Colorful, healthy, and fun!

Allergies: none

And it doesn’t stop there!

The Best Rice Paper Snack Recipe

11. Fried Rice Paper Chips – Quick and Crispy

Do you know that rice paper makes crispy chips? 

It puffs up beautifully when shallow fried and in less than 10 seconds! Then, all you need to do is sprinkle with your favorite seasoning.  

This recipe suggests nutritional yeast, sweet smoked paprika, or fajitas spice mix.  

While these all pair well. We recommend plain salt or tajin seasoning.

Pro Tip:  Try these crunchy snacks for your next movie night or gathering alongside a creamy sour cream dip or guacamole.

Allergy information: none

(Important note: Allergy information covers eggs, dairy, gluten, shellfish, and nuts only)

Final Thought

And voila! There you have our list of delicious rice paper recipes to adorn your table as you groove into Summer!

Get stuffing and rolling, and let us know which one or two or few you enjoyed the most. 

We would love to hear from you.  Get in touch!

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