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Pork rice paper rolls recipe

Rice paper rolls are an easy healthy recipe you can enjoy in warmer weather. Full of pork mince, these rice paper rolls are perfect for the lunch box. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp hoi-sin sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin strips or even peeled into thin ribbons
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander, leaves removed from stalks
  • ½ bunch fresh mint, stalks removed
  • Rice paper rolls


In a frying pan, combine the mince, garlic, ginger and sauces and cook, stirring, until cooked. Set aside to cool.

Before you begin to make the rice paper rolls, prepare a work station of all the ingredients you will need including a shallow bowl or plate of warm water to soak each rice paper in before filling it with ingredients.

The station should include in separate containers : Rice papers, container of water, lettuce, carrot, coriander, mint, cooked pork.

Soak the rice paper in the water for 30 seconds or until it has become soft and pliable.

Lay the rice paper on the bench and begin to fill the middle of the paper with the filling of your choice – the ingredients should form a small sausage shape through the middle.

Roll the rice paper folding in the top and bottom flaps first and then rolling one side over the other to seal.


  • If you’ve never made these before because you thought they would be too hard and fiddly, let me tell you that they’re not! They are really easy and your kids will love building their own. They taste every bit as good as the shop-bought ones and you can tailor the filling to suit your taste.
  • When it comes to filling your rice paper rolls, less is definitely more! My kids always go crazy packing too much into their rolls – which, of course, end up exploding as soon as they bite into them.
  • These make the perfect dinner/lunch/snack during hot weather and they make an excellent change from sandwiches for lunch.
  • My favourite ones are made with the pork, but you can substitute that for cooked prawns, some left-over BBQ chicken or even if you are very lucky, BBQ pork or duck from a Chinese butcher, or use tofu for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Pork mince is affordable and tasty, and pretty easy on the palette.
  • Rice paper rolls are very cost effective - you can get a couple dozen for under $3.00 in supermarkets these days but if you are unsuccessful there try an Asian grocer.
  • This recipes was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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