Rice paper wraps are wonderful because, well 1) they’re absolutely gorgeous, but 2) they’re healthy and delicious! It’s a win-win.
For these ones I used specific ingredients (that blend together very well), but I include a list of ideas for additional ingredients at the bottom for you.
Recipe makes: ~10 wraps
Total time: 35-40 minutes
For the rolls:
- 10 clear rice paper sheets (you can purchase rice paper rolls from most grocery stores, they should be in with the ethnic foods)
- 2 cups cooked rice of your choice
- 1-1/2 cups lettuce greens
- 1 cup chickpeas (in already edible form)
- 1 cup shredded red cabbage
- 3/4 cup julienned carrot
- 3/4 cup green onion (keep each piece long)
- Sesame seeds to top
- Bowl of water
- Damp towel
Step 1: Wet a towel and ring out the excess water. Lay it flat on a countertop and place a clear rice paper roll on the right side of the towel, flat down. Now grab the other half of the damp towel and fold it over the rice paper, so that it is completely covering it. Press down with your hands so the rice paper can absorb the water. Leave the towel over the rice paper for at least 1 minute. If your rolls are super thick (like mine were), you may want to pour a tiny amount of water onto the towel.
After a minute or so remove the towel from the top, and remove your rice paper roll. Lay it down on a flat board or plate.
Step 2: Now you can add your veggies and rice. You will want to add the veggies you wish to show off on the very bottom. Make sure all of your toppings are in the center of your wrap, and no bigger than the size you want your wraps to be. You need the other areas to be clear for folding.
Step 3: You can now begin to fold. Fold the top and bottom sides inwards, and seal them shut on both sides. Next, fold over one side and wrap it together. If you find your ends are too long you can simply cut off any excess rice paper with a scissor.
Step 4: Once you’re done rolling you can top with sesame seeds. Below I’ve also listed some additional ideas for ingredients, alongside dips. For mine I simply used tamari, and the taste was divine.
Additional ideas for ingredients:
- Bean sprouts
- Black beans
- Edamame beans
- Bell pepper
- Green beans
Additional ideas for dips:
- Peanut sauce
- Hot sauce
- Spicy vegan mayo