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One of my favourite quick lunches is vegan rice paper rolls with hummus.  Vegan rice paper rolls are a great alternative to salad and sushi, yet are just as convenient on the run (see my storage tips below).  They are also super simple and quick to make.

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I love adding hummus as the protein to my rice paper rolls (hence being vegan-friendly).  It’s totally personal preference and you can definitely swap it out for meat if you prefer.  A good tip, however, is to not overfill the rolls, as the rice paper will spilt.  And that makes for not-so-convenient eating.

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Rice paper can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets and usually comes in large 30+ sheet packs.  Once opened, it stores well in the pantry.  I was surprised to hear a lot of people had not used rice paper before, so some quick tips:

  • Lay out baking paper before you start.  This helps with the rolling if you are new to rice paper;
  • Run each sheet front and back under warm water and then set down on the baking paper.  You don’t need to soak the paper as it will soften while you are adding the ingredients (I learnt this the hard way);
  • Use the baking paper to help roll.  Roll and seal the edges as soon as you can, like your wrapping a birthday present.
Vegan rice paper rolls
Recipe type: Rice paper rolls, Salad, Healthy, Vegan
Serves: 5 (1 serve)
  • 5 small/medium sheets of rice paper
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, julienne peeled or sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 lebanese cucmber, julienne peeled or sliced into thin pieces
  • 2 handfuls of rocket
  • 1 tomato, deseeded and sliced into thin pieces
  • ½ avocado, sliced lengthways
  • 5 tbsp hummus (1 tbsp per roll)
  1. Lay out baking paper as a base to work from;
  2. Remove your rice paper from the packet and rinse each one separately under warm running water, making sure you wet each side. Set each sheet on the baking paper, making sure to lay them flat and away from each other. If you do not have a lot of space you can make one at a time;
  3. Lay small amounts of the sliced vegetables in the middle of each roll. Spoon one tablespoon of hummus into the centre of each wrap.
  4. Roll the rice paper gently as though you are wrapping a present. The rice paper becomes sticky and seals as you roll it. If you have larger sheets of rice paper you can tuck in the edges, but this is not necessary.
  5. Store in the fridge (see my storage tips below) or eat immediately. Serve with soy sauce and Fountain no-added-sugar sweet chilli sauce, or make your own Asian dipping sauce using the recipe below.

These vegan rice paper rolls are delicious served with Fountain no-added-sguar sweet chilli sauce, or my Asian inspired dipping sauce.

You can find the recipe for my homemade healthy hummus recipe here.

Storage tip:

Rice paper rolls are sticky and difficult to store.  I found that individually wrapping them in baking paper before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge prevented them from sticking to one another, and also stopped them from becoming overly sticky/wet.  To save resources, you can use the same sheet of baking paper you have been working off to roll them.  I personally wouldn’t store them for any longer than 24 hours in the fridge because the rice paper does not keep well once made.  If you have any other storage tips for rice paper rolls then let me know in the comments below!

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Would you eat a meatless rice paper roll, or do you prefer meat as your protein source?

7 Responses
  1. I love rice paper rolls Krissy!
    I made them once but found the rice paper a little fiddly to work with, ever since I’ve just gone with store/café bought. Now with your tips I feel like I need to give them another whirl. Thanks for the inspiration! For the record I’d eat anyway way they come, so yummy!
    Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Friday fun lovely, always a pleasure xx

  2. I love rice paper rolls (spring and/or summer rolls). I make them often. I like them with seasoned and baked tofu, but I like your idea of adding hummus for a different flavor. I always prefer mine dipped into some kind of peanut sauce. These look great. I’m visiting from Pin worthy wednesday linkup

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