Tofu Rice Paper Rolls
If you follow me on Instagram you would know that I really like rice paper rolls, like a lot. Once you’ve mastered the rolling, they make the simplest meal. They’re a balanced meal ticking all three boxes; carbs, fat and protein and for an over-thinker like me that is music to my ears. This is my go-to recipe that I make at least 2-3 times a week and they never fail to satisfy that craving.
Tofu rice paper rolls
1 carrot, finely sliced
1/2 - 1 cucumber (size dependant), finely sliced
100g medium - firm tofu cut into thin strips
1/4 avocado, finely sliced
3 big leaves of lettuce, finely sliced (I like butter or iceberg)
Handful of herbs (coriander, thai basil etc)
4 large rice paper wraps
Seasoning for tofu
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce (or sweetener of choice)
1 tsp peanut butter natural
to serve, pping sauce: hoisin sauce, soy sauce & lemon juice, peanut satay
1. Cook tofu in a pan on medium heat with all the seasonings. Allow the sauce to be absorbed by the tofu.
2. Have all fillings ready to go.
3. Wet a rice paper in a wide bowl of warm water (not hot, not cold!)
4. It should feel floppy and easy to fold.
5. Lay it flat on a chopping board/clean surface.
6. Lay a couple pieces of carrot, cucumber, slice of avo, lettuce, some tofu and herbs in the centre of the wrapper, leaving space around the edges.
7. Fold the edge closest to you over the filling and wrap tightly. Tuck either side of the wrapper in and continue rolling until you have a tight roll.
8. Continue with the rest of the ingredients until finished.
- I buy my rice paper from an asian grocer and I find they're much better than the supermarket ones.
- They vary a lot in thickness. I don't have much advice here, as I can't read Vietnamese but find a brand you like and stick to it. I've tried many and I always go back to the same one.
- Persist with the rolling, it will soon become second nature.
- If you don't like tofu, then I don't like you. Just kidding, I get it. You can use protein of choice!
- Get fancy with fillings. Use leftover salad. Add some fruit like mango or apple - trust me, mushrooms are nice too. Go crazy!