Chicken rice paper rolls (gluten free)

I do like rice paper rolls a lot! This recipe also contains sweet chilli sauce which is a stand out flavour addition for me.

This recipe is gluten free, but do check when you buy your rice paper sheets to make sure there is no wheat flour contained in the ingredient list if it is important to you that the food be gluten free.

As you can see from the photo below, when I sent Mr I off to our local Asian grocer, I didn’t think to tell him to check the ingredients! The rice paper sheets on the left contain wheat flour.
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The recipe also uses Pureharvest Tamari soy sauce which is a  great gluten free alternative to other soy sauces, as it contains no wheat.
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Don’t be deterred from making these rice paper rolls because you think they are hard or time consuming to make. Once you set your self up properly and then work through making the rolls in an orderly process, it is quite quick.
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I use a measuring cup to make sure each rice paper rolls has the same amount of ingredients. And while on the topic of ingredients, you could add a whole bunch of different veggies to this filling if you wanted to – carrot, cabbage, snow peas etc.

I have tried this but found with the younger kids tended to not eat them in their lunch box when made with extra veggies. I include the rice paper rolls as a serve of protein in the lunch boxes and as they have fruit and veg in their lunch boxes, I just keep it simple and make them plain chicken so they will be eaten!
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Adults love these too! I make a simple dipping sauce using a couple of tablespoons of Tamari and a couple of tablespoons of my homemade sweet chilli sauce and combining well.
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Chicken rice paper rolls (gluten free)
Recipe type: Lunch box
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat, add chicken and cook until browned.
  2. Add the Pureharvest Tamari soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and coriander to the chicken and cook for another couple of minutes, until the sauce has heated all the way through and thickened slightly. Once the sauce is ready turn the heat off.
  3. Next set yourself up on a space with some room. You will need a dish of warm water, a clean dry tea towel, a container to place the spring rolls into and your chicken mixture.
  4. Place the rice paper into the warm water for a couple of seconds. Drain off excess water then place on the tea towel.
  5. Place ¼ cup of mixture close to one end of the rice paper.
  6. Once the rice paper is soft, fold the end over the meat, then fold in each side, then roll the mixture up tightly.
  7. Place it in the container and repeat the process until you have made up all of your spring rolls. We made 12 large spring rolls.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. If you are going to keep them in the fridge over night, wet a clean tea towel, wring out excess water and place on top of the rice paper rolls. This will help them not dry out.
My kids love to take these in their school lunch box. If the weather is very warm I will wrap them with a damp cloth, then place them in the reusable wrap and make sure they have an ice brick in their lunch box.

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week

As noted in my monthly review of August, to help me get through September with my sanity in tact, I am recycling menu plans from a similar time last year.


Week Commencing 24th August

SatLamb Souvlaki Wraps Kids Self ServeSouvlaki
SunChicken sticks

Easy BLT Recipe

Chocolate Balls recipe
Chicken sticks and salad

Easy BLT

Chocolate Balls
MonSlow Cooker Roast BeefSlow cooker roast beef
Tueroast chickenRoast chicken and vegetables
WedMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
ThuMoroccan Minted BeefMoroccan minted beef
Frislow cooker spag bolSpaghetti and Zucchini Bolognese
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 24th Aug

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What have you been making for the kids’ lunch boxes recently?