Rice Paper Rolls for the New Year with Thai Caliente

Thai Caliente Food Blog focuses on Thai Recipes, Mexican Recipes, and Easy Recipes for busy families. Renee Fuentes is here to show us how to make rice paper rolls with tofu and a peanut dipping sauce. Rice paper rolls may look intimidating to make, but with a little practice they can be easy and fun to make. Find more Thai, Mexican, and easy recipes on ThaiCaliente.com, or on YouTube at ThaiCaliente.


Recipe: Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls are a healthy meal or appetizer that can be customized with your favorite fillings and paired with a creamy peanut sauce.

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 20 mins

COURSE: Appetizer



CALORIES: 147 kcal



▢ Large Bowl of Warm Water

▢ 6 Rice Paper Skins

▢ 12 Cooked Shrimp

▢ 6 Lettuce leaves

▢ 1 Cucumber Sliced into strips

▢ 1 Carrot Shredded

▢ 1 Green Onion

▢ Fresh Mint Leaves


Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

▢ ¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter Or any kind of nut butter

▢ 1 tablespoon Honey Or Agave syrup or 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar

▢ 2 teaspoon Rice Vinegar Or apple cider, regular vinegar, or fresh lime/lemon juice.

▢ ½ teaspoon Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos

▢ ¼ teaspoon Sesame Oil. Omit if you don’t have any.

▢ 1 tablespoon Sriracha Hot Sauce Or your favorite hot sauce or omit for no spice.

▢ 2-4 tablespoon Water. Add 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.



Peanut Dipping Sauce

1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl for the peanut sauce. If the peanut butter is refrigerated you’ll need to microwave it for 15 seconds or so to get it softened. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and keep whisking until desired consistency is reached. Set aside. Rice Paper Rolls 1. Get a large microwavable bowl filled with water. Microwave for a minute to a minute 30 seconds. The water should be hotter than body temperature, but not boiling.

2. Dip rice paper wrapper into water and move around till all sides are wet. When you remove it from the water it should still have some structure to it. The rice paper will soften as you are rolling it.

3. Place wet rice paper on a plate or cutting board and your fillings on top. Fold the bottom over and make a tight wrap, then fold the sides in and continue rolling up.

4. Rice paper rolls are best eaten immediately, however they can be stored in the fridge if wrapped individually in plastic wrap and placed in an airtight container.


NOTES:  Rice Paper Rolls are best enjoyed right after making them. If you need a make ahead option, then prep all the filling ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to make them.