Perfect for picnics, as a party appetizer, or a healthy quick meal, these Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls are ready in 15 minutes. Fresh veggies and flavorful shrimp are wrapped up in rolls and served with Peanut Sauce for dipping.
Who’s ready for picnics and outdoor entertaining?
The weather is finally getting warmer, mostly anyway. But at least the days are getting longer, which means that spring is coming. If spring is coming, that means that summer is on its way. Summer always means there is more time for outdoor activities like picnics!
Can you tell I’m excited?
I seriously love spring and summer! I start to feel more optimistic as the days get longer and warmer, the flowers start to bloom, and I can start planning my outdoor activities. One of my favorite things to do in the summertime is host outdoor picnics. We live close to a beautiful park that is absolutely perfect on a hot summer’s day to just sit and chill while eating food with our friends. One of my favorite parts about picnics is definitely the food!
I love creating fresh and tasty recipes for picnics that are both easy and transportable. Transportable is a key factor in picnic food, and these Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls tick all the boxes (as do these sausage rolls!). There is nothing worse than arriving at your picnic location to find your food is ruined.
That’s why I love choosing foods that I know are stable and can be stored easily.
Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls, Perfect for Outdoor Parties!
These shrimp rice paper rolls are the perfect picnic food for multiple reasons. Not only are they fresh and healthy, they are light enough to eat along with other food, and are so easy to carry around. To store, I simply line an airtight container with parchment paper then layer the rice paper rolls on top of each other, separating each layer with more parchment paper. This prevents sticking.
This appetizer is easy to bring together, requires simple ingredients found in most supermarkets or Asian markets, and can be made ahead, meaning less stress. Paired with the dreamiest, creamiest peanut butter dipping sauce, you and your friends will absolutely love these shrimp rice paper rolls!
- 10 rice paper sheets
- 15 small cooked shrimped, tails removed and cut in half lenghtwise
- 1.5 oz vermicelli noodles
- 10 snow peas, finely sliced
- 2 oz carrots, julienned (about 1 small carrot)
- 3.5 oz cucumber, julienned (or 1 small Persian cucumber)
- 20 mint leaves
- 1/4 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
- 1.5 tbs lime juice
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp sambal oelek (chili paste)
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp hot water
- salt to taste
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.
- Adjust flavors according to taste.
- Cook noodles according to packet instructions - usually this requires simply pouring boiling water over the noodles and letting them cook for 5 minutes until soft.
- Fill a large bowl with warm water - big enough to fit the rice paper sheets.
- Submerge rice paper sheets for about 20-30 seconds until they are slightly firm. They will start to go sticky if they have been submerged for too long.
- Place rice paper sheet on a non stick silicone mat or clean plate.
- Fill with vegetables and shrimp.
- Roll according to packet instructions (kind of like a burrito).
- Continue to make rolls until ingredients are gone - this will make about 10 rice paper rolls.
- Serve with dipping sauce or place in a container lined with parchment paper.
Home Chef Tip: Poached chicken or tofu would make a perfect substitute for shrimp.
Sambal Oelek is a chili paste, fresh chili will be fine as a substitute.
Most of these ingredients are available in major supermarkets, or Asian grocery stores.
Rice wine vinegar can be substituted for white wine vinegar
We hope you enjoy these Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls from SoFabFood Home Chef, Georgina from The Home Cook’s Kitchen, as much as we do. If you love these small bites, you can find more by visiting our Appetizer Section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!