Easy Rice Paper Rolls (that are kid friendly!)

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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Dipping sauce

  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon honey

Method:
Easy Rice Paper Rolls
Grate carrot, tear lettuce and cut capsicum into fine strips as shown above in photo.

Easy Rice Paper Rolls - Rice Paper
Grab a bowl large enough to place your rice paper sheets into flat. Half fill it with warm water. (If you are making lots like we did, you need to make sure the water is refreshed so it stays warm.)

Easy Rice Paper Rolls - Teatowel
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.

Easy Rice Paper Rolls - Folding Rice Paper
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.

Easy Rice Paper Rolls - Platter
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.

Easy Rice Paper Rolls Kid Friendly
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 vigorously and the dipping sauce was ready to go. We made 24 rice paper rolls from these ingredients.

Easy Rice Paper Rolls (that are kid friendly!)
 
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Recipe type: finger food
Ingredients:
  • 250gms shaved ham
  • 2 red capsicums
  • 4 large carrots
  • ¾ medium iceburg lettuce leaves
  • 24 small rice paper wrappers (found in Asian section at most supermarkets)
Dipping sauce
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon honey
Method:
  1. Grate carrot, tear lettuce and cut capsicum into fine strips as shown above in photo.
  2. Grab a bowl large enough to place your rice paper sheets into flat. Half fill it with warm water. (If you are making lots like we did, you need to make sure the water is refreshed so it stays warm.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 vigorously 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.

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Comments

  1. says

    They’re great. We’ve used the little wonton wrappers with a ravioli mould I have, the big girl loved being able to make them all by herself.

  2. says

    These look fantastic! I used to make these all the time before my son came along but with chicken, cucumber and peanuts but these sound really kid friendly. Thanks for the inspiration

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