Here’s a great lunch idea for when you need a change from sandwiches, salads and wraps. These Rice Paper Rolls With Satay Dipping Sauce are absolutely delicious and surprisingly easy to make.
Making your own rice paper rolls might sound difficult, but it’s actually lots of fun and pretty easy once you get going. We love using rice paper rolls in our meal plans for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
The papers themselves are available in the Asian section at most supermarkets, or from Asian delis or supermarkets, often near the noodles.
Stuff your rolls with whatever healthy salads, meats, herbs and spices that you have on hand. You could also add things like coriander, grilled haloumi, cooked prawns, mint leaves, bean sprouts – anything goes!
Today we have gone with a classic chicken, avocado and salad combo, which we topped off with a spicy satay dipping sauce.
- 2 cooked chicken breasts sliced lengthways
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 2 medium carrots grated
- 1 medium cucumber peeled into strips with a veggie peeler
- 1 avocado sliced into long strips
- 8 rice paper wrappers
- 6 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
- 2 tsp small red chilli finely chopped
- 4 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 6 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp sesame or peanut oil
To make the dipping sauce simply combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Stir well to combine and pop into the fridge to chill.
To make the rice paper rolls, place one wrapper at a time into a bowl of warm water to moisten as per packet directions.
Lay out flat on a chopping board and add your fillings of choice.
Fold the bottom and tops in, then pull over the left side of the rice paper and wrap tightly, rolling over to join onto the right side.
Place on a plate lined with baking paper.
Serve with the dipping sauce.
Recipe makes 8 rolls with 265 calories per roll.