Kid-approved chicken rice paper rolls

Kid-approved chicken rice paper rolls




  • 16 rice paper sheets
  • 5 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 barbecue chicken (skin off, finely diced)
  • 1 cucumber (medium, cut into ribbons)
  • 1 carrot (medium, cut into ribbons)
  • 1 avocado (thinly sliced)


Place one rice paper sheet in a shallow dish of warm water, let it soften for 15 seconds, or until just soft. Place the rice paper sheet on a damp tea towel.

Spread 1tsp of hoisin sauce across the centre of the rice paper, then place a heaped tablespoon of chicken on top, a few ribbons each of cucumber and carrot and then top with a slice of avocado.

Fold the shorter edges of the sheet up over the filling at both ends to secure, then fold one of the long edges straight up and over, and finish by rolling it all toward the other long edge.

Serve immediately on a platter or cover with a damp tea towel and refrigerate until needed.

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  • These rice paper rolls aren’t authentically Asian but in my time I have found that most kids just aren’t into shredded raw cabbage (if yours are then high five!), but you can always amp up the flavour with a sprig of coriander, a mint leaf or two or some snow pea sprouts.
  • Keep rice paper rolls covered in something damp if you’re going to store them for later because they are sticky and are likely to tear open. I actually laid mine on some lettuce leaves which looked pretty, kept them from sticking and provided a chance to eat some leafy greens too!
  • This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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