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Rice paper rolls

Image of rice paper rolls served in a large container with baking paper and a dipping sauce on the side
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Makes: 20
Serves: 5
Image of rice paper rolls served in a large container with baking paper and a dipping sauce on the side
  • 0.75 serves of vegetables per 
  • roll
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1 cup baby spinach
1 yellow capsicum, cut into thin strips
1 zucchini, cut into thin strips
2 carrots, cut into thin strips
3 leaves wombok (Chinese cabbage), finely sliced
200g firm tofu, cut into strips
20 rice paper rounds

1 clove garlic, crushed
½ lime juiced
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp rice vinegar
30mL reduced-salt soy sauce*
15mL water

* Gluten free if using a gluten-free soy sauce

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Chicken, avocado or tuna
Yellow capsicum
Any coloured capsicum
Extra spinach



Step 1
Fill a large bowl with warm water.

Step 2
Quickly dip a rice paper round into the water until it is soft. Spread flat on a work surface.

Step 3
On the bottom third of the rice paper, layer the vegetables, starting with the spinach, then top with the capsicum, zucchini, carrot and wombok and finally the tofu.

Step 4
Fold in both sides of the rice paper, then lift the bottom edge over the vegetables. Tightly tuck and roll the rice paper away from you. Set aside seam side down. Repeat with the remaining rolls.

Step 5
To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients together ensuring the sugar is dissolved.

Serving suggestion: Cover with damp paper towel, then wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate to avoid drying out. 

Food safety tip: If you are packing for lunch, rice paper rolls need to be kept cold so pack an ice brick. 




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