Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings

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Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings

Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings

I recently stumbled upon this cool ‘hack’ video on TikTok where people were making all sorts of dumplings using rice paper.

Making homemade dumpling wrappers is a bit of a pain (and ready-made wrappers are not available where I live), so I tried this why-did-I-never-think-of-this trick.

And it worked beautifully! The filling is made with spiced & juicy tofu-carrot-onion and the dumplings themselves have a nice crispy layer.

I paired them up with chili garlic Asian sauce and it was truly delicious.

Let’s go!

Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings

Easy and delicious Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings recipe
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Course -Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine -Asian
Keyword -dumplings, tofu
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -18 minutes
Total Time -28 minutes
Servings -24 dumplings
Calories -102kcal
Author -Veganbell

Recipe Video

Ingredients

To prepare tofu filling,

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 400 gm firm or extra-firm tofu (crumbled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1.5 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

To prepare rice paper,

To saute the dumplings,

To prepare the dumpling sauce,

Instructions

Step 1 : Prepare tofu filling

  • Set a pan over medium heat. Add olive oil. Once it's hot, add ginger + garlic + chili and stir-saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the crumbled tofu + turmeric powder and stir-saute for 3 minutes, or until much of the water evaporates.
  • Now add carrot + onion + salt + pepper + soy sauce. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Next, add freshly chopped green onion + cilantro and give everything a quick mix. Tofu filling is ready. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Step 2 : Prepare rice paper

  • In a large bowl (that isn't shallow), add around 3 cups of water. Dip 1 piece of rice paper for 5-6 seconds and immediately remove it from the water. Make sure it doesn't stick to itself. 
  • Transfer the paper to a chopping board. Repeat the same for the other rice paper and stack it on top of the earlier one. Gently press them together and remove air pockets, if any.
  • Add 2 heaped tablespoons of tofu filling just below the center of the rice paper.
  • Carefully roll the paper - folding the sides as you roll your way up to the top (see recipe video for reference).
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the paper. This recipe makes around 24 dumplings.

Step 3 : Saute the dumplings

  • Set a non-stick pan over medium heat. Drizzle olive oil all over the pan.
  • Place the dumplings to the pan (I could comfortably fit 4 dumplings at once) and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until they're crispy and golden-brown. Flip and saute the other side.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining dumplings. Dumplings are now ready!

Step 4 : Prepare the dumpling sauce

  • In a small mixing bowl, add sweet chili garlic sauce + chili oil + rice vinegar + toasted sesame + green onion. Mix well. Dumpling sauce, done!

Step 5 : Serve

  • Now that we've prepared everything, it's time to serve. Drizzle the dumpling sauce over the dumplings and garnish with **some more** freshly chopped green onion.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  1. If 24 dumplings are too many, simply half the tofu filling ingredients. 
  2. The tofu filling is super delicious - you can enjoy it with toasted bread.
  3. Schezwan sauce is a great alternative to the sauce I made here. If you're in a pinch, use ketchup. 😉 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 dumpling | Sodium: 354 mg | Calcium: 47 mg | Vitamin C: 5 mg | Vitamin A: 1385 IU | Sugar: 3 g | Fiber: 2 g | Potassium: 67 mg | Calories: 102 kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Fat: 3 g | Protein: 6 g | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Iron: 2 mg
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10 Responses

  1. Heather K. says:

    5 stars
    AWESOME recipe! I actually purchased the sweet garlic chili sauce and it was incredible. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    I went overboard and wrapped with 3 and then 4 papers lol. I think 2 is the perfect number (as instructed in the recipe). This has opened up so many possibilities for me. I can now make momo dumplings without making the wrappers.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. I found it on Reddit. Nice blog, too!

  4. Franziska says:

    5 stars
    That is such a great idea. Definitely trying it.

  5. 5 stars
    Looks so good. Where can I find rice paper other than Amazon? Whole Foods? Trader Joe? Any asian market?

    Also, 3T soy sauce is too much sodium for me. Would 1T soy sauce + 2T water make it tasty enough or better yet 1/2T soy sauce with 2.5T water? Also found you on Reddit. Smart of you to post there.

    Also, how do you get the tofu crumbled like that? With a box grater?

    I hope I get a notification of your reply because if not, I’ll probably forget to come back here.

    1. 5 stars
      Never mind where to find rice paper. Apparently everyone carries it including Aldi. No mention of TraderJoe but I’ll certainly inquire.

    2. Veganbell says:

      Hi Marge, thanks for your comment.

      You should be able to find rice paper in any Asian food store.

      I don’t recommend thinning out the soy sauce, but you can def replace it with tamari sauce – which is low-sodium. Or try low-sodium soy sauce options.

      I crumbled the tofu (I used firm tofu) with my hands. If you’re using extra firm tofu, try a potato masher.

      Hope it helps, thanks! 😊

  6. Firm or Extra firm tofu?

    1. Veganbell says:

      I’ve used firm tofu here, but extra-firm will work just as well. Thanks!

  7. Karen Fraser says:

    Can these be frozen

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