rice paper


Definition of rice paper

1 : a thin papery material made from the pith of a small Asian tree or shrub (Tetrapanax papyriferum) of the ginseng family also : a thin paper made from various usually Asian plants (such as the paper mulberry)
2 : a paper-thin sheet of dough made from rice flour and tapioca that is usually used to wrap a filling (as of minced vegetables or ground meat) Ground pork, carrots, onions and cellophane noodles are wrapped so that the green vegetables show through the translucent white rice paper.— Donna Hilts

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Recent Examples on the Web Davis created an image of herself on rice paper by manipulating the text of the 13th amendment, the 1865 addition to the Constitution that ended slavery. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "130 artworks at the Atheneum tell the truth about the black American experience. Here are 8 of them.," 22 Oct. 2019 Organizers said the lanterns are also environmentally friendly and are made from wood and rice paper. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "A magical water lantern festival is headed for Houston this weekend," 17 Oct. 2019 Even that wrinkled rice paper was surprising and delicious, fried and lightly coated in canola oil, crispy rice taken to its logical extreme. oregonlive, "Berlu is Portland’s 2019 Rising Star restaurant," 13 Sep. 2019 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Her grandfather died on Valentine’s Day, so on Saturday the couple will float a rice paper lantern, illuminated with a small colored light, onto the San Antonio River in his memory. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio River will glow with lanterns honoring loved ones," 21 Aug. 2019 Refrigerate any leftover meat, then thinly slice and use it to stuff into sandwiches, summer rice paper rolls or tacos. Los Angeles Times, "Up your summer grilling game with lemongrass-marinated Vietnamese pork chops," 20 Aug. 2019 Artists use rice paper, Sumi-e ink, ink stone and brushes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vista Family opens new ‘Little Free Library’," 16 Aug. 2019 Place noodles, about the thickness of a pencil, just below the middle of the rice paper, running left to right and leaving about a half-inch on either side. Eric Velasco, al.com, "How to make two no-cook, Asian-inspired summer meals," 23 July 2019 Cut cucumbers into matchsticks and wrap up snugly in rice paper with bell peppers, tofu and herbs for these refreshing, no-cook Vietnamese Cold Summer Rolls. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Tips and recipes to make the most of your cucumbers," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of rice paper

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rice paper

from its resemblance to paper made from rice straw

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The first known use of rice paper was in 1810

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6 Dec 2019

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“Rice paper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rice%20paper. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of rice paper

: a type of thin paper that is made from an Asian plant
: a food that looks like paper and that is used for wrapping other foods

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