Rice Paper Rolls: Kung Pao Chicken
Published on January 9th, 2014
This is one great healthy food staples that has endless possibilities! I had seen them used in various recipes on Pinterest and Food Network and had even looked for them at various specialty grocers previously with no luck. I was certainly thrilled to find these low calorie, gluten-free dieter dreams at Sprouts. I had a bag of Kung Pao chicken that we normally have from time to time in the freezer so I picked up some carrots, zucchini and lettuce to vamp up my new creations.
I’m not a great cook and have had my fair share of #nailedit flops courtesy of Pinterest showing how “easy” one culinary dish can be to make only to find out people lie. 🙂 I fully was prepared to ditch the rice papers if need be due to another #nailedit cooking moment. However, I didn’t have to; the rice papers are so easy to use! You just dip them in warm water for about 10 seconds, pick up and let some of the excess water roll off, lay on plate, load up and roll! They were delish! We were stuffed after one and ate less than half of what we would normally when making the exact same meal all by simply putting it in roll form!
That’s a double win: Save calories by putting it in rice paper rolls and money because you can use leftovers for another rice paper roll night!
I picked mine up at Sprouts off Park in Hillcrest area. Each pack has 30 sheets and costs less than $4.
Sprouts – Kung Pao Chicken (Try Veggies Only or Organic Chicken Instead)
Sprouts – Jasmine Rice (I had Organic Jasmine Rice from Von’s)
Sprouts – Lettuce, Carrots, Zucchini
Sprouts – Rice Paper Sheet Pack
Soy Sauce for dipping!
Make your rice. (Rice Tip: 1-2 tbsp of oil, add 1 cup dry rice (stir while heating on low-med) until some rice turns a bright white. Add 1 1/4 cup of water. Bring to boil. Cover, turn to low for about 20-30 minutes depending on how sticky you like it.)
Make the Kung Pao Chicken in a wok according to package directions.
Steam Carrot and Zucchini shavings while cooking Kung Pao Chicken.
While Kung Pao Chicken and veggies are cooking/steaming. Wash and tear up lettuce.
Once all parts of your roll stuffing has been complete set it out buffet style and let your family/guests get in on some of the rice paper fun!