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

Examples of rice paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The creamy consistency comes from actual milk, and there's an edible piece of rice paper between the candy and the wrapper to prevent melting. Lilit Marcus And Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 15 Mar. 2022 Vietnamese spring rolls are wrapped in rice paper instead of fried pastry and served cold instead of warm, and with peanut sauce. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 15 Feb. 2022 The crisp lumpia wrapped in rice paper and herbs triggered a taste memory of my elegant Shanghainese aunts teaching me how to eat spring rolls, which moved me to tears. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 Make sure to try their monster-sized giant clear rice paper shell wraps filled with purple cabbage, orange carrots, and seasoned tempe. Thuc Doan Nguyen, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2021 Water heated in an electric kettle, for example, can be used to quickly blanch vegetables, soak rice noodles or rice paper sheets for summer rolls, or even to steam small shrimp, couscous or other pastas. Laura Monroe, San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2021 For the centerpiece of the event, guests write their hopes, goals or remembrances on wood and rice paper lanterns, which are lit with an LED candle before being set afloat in the harbor at sunset. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2021 This classic accompaniment to rice paper rolls and lettuce wraps is the Vietnamese version of a vinaigrette, with a refreshing mix of salty (fish sauce), sweet (sugar), spicy (chiles), and sour (lime juice and rice vinegar) ingredients. Erin Mayer, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2021 Spoon 1/2 cup of the salad filling in the center of each rice paper. San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2021 See More

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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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3 Apr 2022

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“Rice paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rice%20paper. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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