Dinner Recipe - Rice Paper Rolls

This is one that the whole family can get involved in making their own. Serve all the ingredients on the table and let the kids choose their fillings. I make a rule of trying 3 ingredients so they try some variety. My children love being involved with making their own dinner & I find they always eat more when their actively involved.


  • 2 carrots - cut into matchsticks

  • 1 cucumber - cut into match sticks

  • 1-2 cups bean sprouts

  • 2 spring onions - thinly sliced

  • 1-2 cups red cabbage thinly sliced

  • 15 mint leaves

  • 1 packet of rice paper

  • 1 packet thin rice noodles

  • 500g organic chicken thighs

  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey



  1. Thinly slice chicken thighs into strips & marinate for at least 1 hour in soy sauce, oyster sauce & honey.

  2. Heat a skillet on medium to high heat with a tablespoon of coconut oil & add chicken to a hot pan. Cook chicken for 5-10 minutes (depending on thickness)


  1. Prepare the veggies by slicing into match stick size pieces & display on a plate or board.


  1. Follow the instructions to cook the rice noodles and serve in a bowl.

  2. To assemble – dip 1 sheet of rice paper into a bowl of warm water, removing it when soft – after about 1 minute.

  3. Place a mint leaf on the rice paper then a slice of chicken followed by a tablespoon of vegetables on top (be careful not to overfill). Turn in the sides and carefully roll up into a cigar shape.

  4. Enjoy plain or dip into tamiri for extra flavour.