Rice paper is made by combining rice flour, tapioca flour, or potato starch with cold water and salt. The mixture is stirred until it has a glue-like consistency, then poured onto a plate covered with plastic wrap and spread evenly to form a circle/disc. The sheets are then dried in the sun. The sheets are typically pressed between bamboo mats to get flattened. The mats leave a distinct basket weave impression on the paper.
Ingredients: Tapioca starch, rice flour, refined salt, purified water.
Usage: Vietnamese summer rolls, also known as salad rolls or rice paper rolls, are a refreshing and healthy appetizer. They are made by wrapping rice paper around a variety of ingredients, including rice vermicelli, lettuce, shredded carrots, herbs such as basil, mint and cilantro, and protein such as tofu or tempeh The rolls are often served with a dipping sauce, such as peanut sauce.
To Use: dip each disc in lukewarm water to rehydrate for 5 seconds then fill them and wrap them up burrito-style. If you over dampen them, they can turn too soft and sticky to work with