Not only is this easy rice paper roll recipe kid friendly to eat, but they are fun for kids to make too. We made these together New Year’s Eve to take to a lunch and then again as finger food for the NYE family party we attended. You could make all sorts of variations with ingredients depending on the likes and dislikes of your family. This recipe was based on this one I found on Taste.com.au.
Easy Rice Paper Rolls
- 250gms shaved ham
- 2 red capsicums
- 4 large carrots
- 3/4 medium iceburg lettuce leaves
- 24 small rice paper wrappers (found in Asian section at most supermarkets)
- 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon honey
On the kitchen bench, place a clean and dry tea towel to use as your work space. Dip a rice paper into the water and make sure it is fully submerged. Let it soak for 10 to 20 seconds (no more). The rice paper will soften further once it is out of the water. Drip off excess water and then place on tea towel to fill with ingredients.
I let the kids choose the fillings as they made the rice paper rolls. All of them with the exception of one added everything. The 4 year old only wanted ham and lettuce. We placed the ingredients towards one edge and made sure to leave room at the top and bottom. It is important not to let the kids stuff too much in other wise the rice paper does split (we learnt that too!). Fold in each end and then roll the rice paper up.
Place the rice paper rolls on to a platter with the seam on the bottom. If you aren’t eating them straight away, wet another clean tea towel, wring out excess water and cover the plate. We kept ours in the fridge covered with the tea towel for an hour or so before we left for our lunch and they didn’t dry out at all.
As we were taking the rice paper rolls out with us, to make dipping sauce, I placed all the ingredients into a clean jar added the lid, shook vigourously and the dipping sauce was ready to go. We made 24 rice paper rolls from these ingredients.
The Family Menu Plan For This Week
Baking: Chocolate Balls
Monday: Home Made Hamburgers And Salad
Tuesday: Roast Vegetable Lasagne
Wednesday: Left Overs
Thursday: Chicken Noodle Soup
Friday: Fried Rice
Saturday: Marinated Chicken Sticks With Salad
Sunday: Roast Lamb
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.finger food, self serve