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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Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings

Easy and delicious Rice Paper Tofu Dumplings recipe
Pin Recipe
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


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 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,


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!


  1. If 24 dumplings is too many for you, 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. 😉 


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1385IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
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If you liked this Rice Paper Tofu Dumplins recipe, check out this delicious Vegan Summer Rolls recipe I posted earlier.

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