23 May, 2024

Fresh and Delicious Rice Paper Rolls for Your Outdoor Adventures

Shrimp rice paper rolls with peanut butter sauce | Rouleaux de printemps aux crevettes avec Sauce aux arachides

Fresh? Check. Healthy? Check! Ultra tasty and easy to bring along on your next hike? Check and check. Rice paper rolls are portable, colourful and delicious, ideal for your next outdoor adventure along the Trans Canada Trail! Try out our vegetarian and non-vegetarian options below, accompanied by a zesty peanut sauce.

Rice paper rolls are entirely customizable. Our suggestions are below, but we recommend you choose your favourite veggies and go from there.

Shrimp rice paper rolls


Shrimp rice paper rolls ingredients | Rouleaux de printemps aux crevettes Ingrédients

3.5 oz (100 grams) vermicelli noodles

8 rice paper sheets

1 cup bean sprouts

1/2 cup (40 grams) shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce

1 medium cucumber, sliced

1 large carrot, grated

1 cup red cabbage, chopped

1 avocado, pitted and sliced

1 mango, sliced (optional)

1 tsp (5 g) toasted sesame seeds

8-10 mint leaves, sliced with scissors

6-8 large, cooked shrimp, peeled and halved

How to prepare

Shrimp rice paper rolls ingredients | Rouleaux de printemps aux crevettes Ingrédients

1. In a large bowl, cover the vermicelli noodles in boiling water and soak for 5 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, soak 1 rice paper sheet in hot water for 10-15 seconds, or until pliable. Remove from water and set it on a dry, lint-free cloth or parchment paper. Pat dry.

3. Put about 1/8 of the vermicelli noodles on the bottom third of the rice paper sheet and top with the ingredients listed above. Make sure to leave approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) of space around the edges.

4. Roll the rice paper sheet tightly up from the bottom. Bring the lower edge up over the filling, then fold in the sides. Continue rolling up to the top, making sure the roll is tight.

5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the rest of the rice paper rolls.

6. Enjoy!

Variation: vegan rice paper rolls

Follow recipe above, but omit the shrimp and add 1 cup tofu, cut into strips, marinated or sauteed in vegetable oil and soy sauce beforehand.

Add additional vegetables as desired, including grated beets, sliced green onions or whatever else you feel like!

Peanut sauce


1/2 cup (125 grams) creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)

2 tablespoons (30 mL) rice vinegar

2 tablespoons (30 mL) soy sauce

1 tablespoon (15 mL) honey or maple syrup

1 tablespoon (15 mL) toasted sesame oil

2-3 tablespoons water (30–45 mL) (as needed)

How to prepare

1. Mix all ingredients well.

2. Adjust consistency by adding more water.

3. Enjoy!

Variation: almond butter sauce

Follow recipe above, but omit peanut butter and use unsweetened almond butter in its place.

Recipes adapted from: