Crunchy Veggie Rice Paper Wraps

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

I just threw this together for an appetizer and they turned out as very tasty wraps - lots of crunch and peppy with the sweet chili sauce . It can be vegetarian by leaving out the crab or shrimp- still tasty. These may also be served as a side dish or as a course with an Oriental meal. I usually make the filling early in the day and roll the wraps within an hour or two before serving keep cool if you do these ahead. This recipe was inspired by Vietnamese Soft Rolls with Crab Vietnamese Soft Rolls with Crab by SueL There is a tutorial on making Spring rolls at this link:

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 15 rice paper sheets (6 inch)
  • 12 cup green cabbage, finely chopped
  • 12 cup fresh carrot, finely chopped
  • 12 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 14 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 14 cup sweet green pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 5 ounces imitation crabmeat (optional) or 5 ounces shrimp, chopped (optional)
  • oriental sweet chili sauce (or any other favorite spicy sauce, allow 1/2 - 1 tsp per roll)


  1. Mix all the ingredients except rice paper& Chili sauce Shortly before serving soften each rice paper wrap separately- Do this by submerging the wrap in a bowl of warm water for a minute of two.
  2. When it is pliable it is ready, remove that one from the water and drop in another one.
  3. Lay out a couple of paper towels and place the softened wrap on the towel.
  4. Don't rub it just place it on the towel Place 1-2 tbsp of the veggie mix in the center of the wrap, add 1/2- 1 tsp sweet chili sauce.
  5. Fold up the bottom then fold in the sides and roll to form a sealed roll.
  6. Allow 3-5 per serving.
Most Helpful

Love These. I've made them a few different ways so far and they've come out great each time. Refreshing and delicious. Thanks for the recipe and the reminder of rice paper. BTW...I also use them as a meal. Who can eat just one anyway? (lol)

shadowgirl... January 11, 2013

This was my first time making Rice Paper Rolls, and they turned out great! Once we caught on to the rolling technique, they were actually quite easy. We made ours vegetarian this time, but next time we'll add the shrimp, or maybe even chicken. These were delicious, and looked very impressive on a catering platter. Thanks Bergy! :)

~Leslie~ December 17, 2008

I did not make these to have as an appetizer but had them as my meal on an evening I was on my own and did not want to cook! I used all the vegetables in the recipe, did not have the black sesame seeds so I used white, I dry roasted them in a frying pan first. I also added a dash of sesame oil and I had a great light meal!! I can see all sorts of variations for the filling...a good way to use left over vegetables and still have a healthy meal or appetizer. Thanks Bergy, I will make these again!!

Pets'R'us April 26, 2004