Spring roll wrappers (also known as rice paper, spring roll skin, edible rice paper, summer roll wrappers) are used in both Vietnamese and Thai cuisine for preparing fresh or fried spring rolls.
Rice Paper consists of edible ultra thin sheets of paper rolled out from a mixture of water, rice and tapioca flour and salt to taste. Traditionally used in Vietnamese cooking, rice paper constitutes the wrap in that culinary delight we all know and love: the spring role! On a more historical note, rice paper has actually been used for many centuries as paper for scripture and art by people from both China and Japan. So while you may know your rice best as a delicious base of steaming white starch that goes marvellously with your spicy curry or saucy stir fry, rice actually has many surprisingly industrial as well as delicious uses, such as for making rice milk, vinegar, flour and even wine!
The humid tropical climate and abundant rains of Thailand have nurtured some of the best growing soils for rice in the world. As such the Thai people have learned from centuries of harvesting this crop what the best methods for acquiring the healthiest and best quality yield are. UP Foodstuff Joint Stock Company, based in Vietnam, is a company that embraces the heritage of Thailand by producing and exporting top quality rice products, including rice paper.
XO rice paper is sold in sheets of thin translucent paper, 22cm in diameter, which can be dipped, ever so briefly, in warm water to soften them up and then used to wrap either a savoury or a sweet filling. While the rice flour comprises the body of the paper, tapioca flour is added to give is a smooth and glutinous appearance and texture, so that it doesn’t break apart.
Making rice paper can be a tedious process, which is why XO makes it that much easier for you to introduce unique and delicious Southeast Asian cuisine into your home without the hassle and frustration. Check out the numerous recipes for rice paper and order yours online from XO today!
Store in a well sealed container out of direct sunlight for up to one year.
Ingredients: Rice flour, tapioca flour, water, and salt.
Product of Thailand.