Korean Fusion:
Rice Paper Wraps

Rice Paper wraps are quick and easy. They can be served as a fun, build your own dish, pre-rolled as a side or accompaniment to other dishes, as a snack ....

Servings: 6
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Fusion, Main Dish, Snack, Wrap


2 eggs
4 ounces rice noodles
2 medium cucumbers
2 medium tomatoes
2 medium avocados
1 pkg imitation crab
1/2 head lettuce
1 pkg rice paper wraps
4 green chilli peppers (hot, sweet, or both)

Optional Additions:
hot dogs
sesame leaves
Perilla/wild sesame leaves (kkaennip 깻잎)
par boiled spinach

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon wasabi


Selecting the Vegetables:

Cucumbers: Two medium cucumbers should weigh roughly 1 pound, with dark green flesh and no soft spots.

Tomatoes should weigh about 14 ounces and should be a firm variety that can stand slicing.

While any type of lettuce can be used, iceberg is probably better because it is crisp. Lettuce should weigh about 1 pound for a small head.

Peppers should be a uniform green or shading from green to red depoending on ripeness of the pepper. They should not have yellow blotches, wrinkled skin, or soft spots.


Crack eggs into a bowl and whip together lightly.
Spread the eggs in a thin sheet in a pan over medium low heat.
Cook until the top is just beginning to set, then flip and finish cooking.
Repeat until all egg is cooked.
Set aside and let cool.
Once cool, cut into strips about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide.

Rice Noodle:
Bring about 1 quart of water to a full boil.
Reduce heat to medium, dropping the water to a fast simmer/low boil, then add the rice noodles.
Cook until desired texture. (3 to 8 minutes)
Rinse immediately in cold water and let drain.


Peel the cucumber, then cut in half lengthwise and gently scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Cut the cucumber into strip about 1/4 inch wide and about 4 to 5 inches long.

Cut the avocado in half from top to bottom and remove the seed. Cut each half into quarters and remove the peel.

Cut the tomato in half from top to bottom, then cut each half into quarters.

Shred 1 quarter of a small head of lettuce.

Remove the stem from the chili peppers, then slice on a bias (diagonal).

Arrange all fillings on a platter.

Making Wrap:

Just prior to assembling wrap: Soak one sheet at a time in very warm water for 2 to 5 seconds. The sheet will become limp quickly. Do not oversoak.

Place a single sheet on a plate, then put desired fillings near the closest edge to you. Add sauce if desired.

Fold a portion of the sheet over the filling then fold both sides over to close the ends, then roll gently so as not to tear the sheet.

Eat and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 Wraps (About 12 ounces)
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 294.76
Calories From Fat (26%) 76.47
Calories From Protein (11%) 31.48
Calories From Carbohydrates (63%) 186.81
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.99g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.52g 8%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.47g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.19g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 996.18mg 42%
Potassium 582.98mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 47.21g 16%
Fiber 4.84g 19%
Sugar 5.47g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbohydrates 42.37g
Protein 8.25g 17%
Vitamin A 547.68IU 11%
Vitamin C 18.77mg 31%
Calcium 36.46mg 4%
Iron 1.02mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.58mg 16%
Vitamin D 4.25IU 1%
Thiamin 0.15mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.18mg 11%
Niacin 1.46mg 7%
Vitamin B6 0.31mg 16%
Folate 72.6mcg 18%
Vitamin B12 0.28mcg 5%
Pantothenic Acid 1.14mg 11%
Vitamin K 26.79mcg 33%
Phosphorus 152.18mg 15%
Magnesium 47.15mg 12%
Zinc 0.87mg 6%
Copper 0.24mg 12%
Manganese 0.28mg 14%
Selenium 9.76mcg 14%
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 219.56g 0%


Fresh and Seasonal is Best

Garden fresh vegetables are the best. Local grown, in season offerings from Farmer's Markets or the grocery will give the next best options.

More Fillings

Seafoods, Meats, Egg Strips

Just about any kind of fresh or flash frozen seafood can be used - shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, oysters, various fish, etc. Korean style grilled or fried meats like spicy pork, grilled bulgogi or chicken, or kalbi are great additions. Bacon, ham  

Assemble and Roll

Place your favorite fillings and roll

Briefly dip the rice or tapioca sheet in warm to hot water, then place your desired fillings on the sheet.
Roll as you would a burrito - fols one edge over the filings, tuck the edge over the sides, and roll


Eat and Enjoy

Once you have finished admiring your construction efforts, simply eat and enjoy.

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