Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce + Video |

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you may not realize that the food we eat has changed drastically. Gone are the days of McDonald’s and Burger King. Today, we have all sorts of quick and easy options to choose from, and if you’re lucky you might even find something that tastes the same as before the change.

This is one of my favorite things to eat when I get the chance. It’s super inexpensive, super low in calories, super delicious, and super filling. So I try to make this whenever I can. It’s also really easy to make, so if you’ve never tried it before, I would recommend giving it a try.

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Shrimp Rolls made of rice paper are a nutritious dinner or snack that may be made with a variety of ingredients and served with a creamy peanut sauce.

Additional comments and video were added to the post in May 2020.

Overhead view of rice paper rolls on a plate with a side of peanut sauce.

Rice Paper Rolls may seem difficult to prepare, but with a few pointers and practice, you’ll be an expert in no time!

These shrimp rice paper rolls are far simpler to prepare than Fried Spring Rolls, and they’re also more healthier. For special events or gatherings, I still like fried spring rolls, but rice paper rolls are ideal for a light lunch, particularly when it’s hot outdoors and you want something cold and refreshing.

Wrappers made of rice paper

Rice paper wrappers or spring roll skins are required. I’ve included a link to the brand I used below, although the pricing on Amazon is much more. I was able to locate them at a few of local grocery shops, but they are more likely to be found in an Asian grocery store.

Rice paper on a cutting board and ingredients laid out on top.

The wrappers must be rehydrated, and a big basin of warm water is required. I typically simply microwave the dish of water for a minute to 1:30. The water should be somewhat warmer than body temperature, but not quite boiling.

The trick to keeping the rice sheets from breaking is to rehydrate them fast, just until they are moist, and avoid leaving the wrapper in the water for too long.

Three rice paper rolls on a plate with a bite in the top one.

As you roll the rice paper, it will continue to soften as it comes into contact with the water. So, if it’s still too stiff, keep rolling and it’ll soften in a matter of seconds.

The Stuffing

I used cooked shrimp, lettuce, sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, green onion, and mint to make these Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls.

By eliminating the shrimp or adding crispy tofu to the rolls, you can make them meatless. I’ve also used rotisserie chicken and grilled beef in them.

Shrimp, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, and green onion on top of rice paper.

Cooked rice noodles, shredded cabbage, edamame, and even fresh fruit may be added for a sweet/savory variation. With these rice paper rolls, you may be as creative as you want.

Sauce for dipping peanuts

The dipping sauce is my absolute favorite part of rice paper rolls. This sauce is also used in my Lettuce Wraps with Thai Chicken. It’s so delicious that I use it as a vegetable dip!

Roll being dipped into peanut sauce.

The following are the additions to the Peanut sauce, as well as substitutions:

For a nut-free recipe, replace the creamy peanut butter with any nut butter or Sunbutter. If your peanut butter was refrigerated, you’ll need to reheat it for approximately 15 seconds in a microwave-safe dish to soften it.

Agave syrup or granulated sugar may be used instead of honey.

Apple cider vinegar, ordinary vinegar, or fresh lime/lemon juice may be substituted for rice vinegar.

Soy sauce or liquid aminos may be used in place of fish sauce.

Sesame Oil- I add a little amount for the fragrance, but if you don’t have any, you may leave it out.

Sriracha Sauce—Substitute your preferred spicy sauce or leave out entirely for a milder flavor.

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Here’s a video of me making Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls:

Other delectable Thai appetizer dishes include:

Fried Thai Spring Rolls

Satay with Thai Chicken

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Overhead view of rice paper rolls on a plate with a side of peanut sauce.

Rice Paper Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce

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Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls are a nutritious dinner or snack that may be made with a variety of ingredients and served with a creamy peanut sauce.

15-minute prep time

Time to cook: 5 minutes

20 minutes total

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dipping sauce with Thai peanuts


Rice Paper Rolls

  • Fill a large microwave-safe bowl with water. Microwave for about a minute and a half to a minute and a half. The water should be warm but not hotter than body temperature.

  • Dip the rice paper wrapper into the water and move it around until it is moist on all sides. It should still have some structure when you take it out of the water. As you roll the rice paper, it will soften.

  • Place your fillings on top of wet rice paper on a plate or cutting board. Tuck the bottom over to form a tight wrap, then fold the sides in and roll up.

  • Rice paper rolls are best eaten right away, but if wrapped individually in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container, they may be kept in the fridge.


Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce + Video Every so often I find myself craving rice paper rolls. When this happens I don’t want to wait for the regular grocery store to get these little noodles. I’m always annoyed by them because they’re not always the best quality, but I’m even more annoyed at the time it takes to get them.. Read more about dipping sauce for rice paper rolls and let us know what you think.

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