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Easy Rice Paper Dumplings (Gluten-Free)

These rice paper dumplings are crispy and so satisfying. Pair it with a simple dumpling sauce and you have the perfect meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: dumplings, easy recipe, gluten free, rice paper dumplings, viral food
Servings: 2



  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cilantro minced
  • 1 tbsp green onion minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup carrots minced

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tbsp chili oil
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • minced green onions optional
  • sesame seeds optional


  • rice paper



  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling except for carrots. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  • In a pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp of neutral oil and sauté carrots for 2 minutes before adding the seasoned filling.
  • Stir occasionally until fully cooked.


  • Once the cooked filling has cooled down, soak rice paper in warm water for 5-10 seconds.
  • Place 2.5 tbsp of the filling at the center of the rice paper.
  • Fold the top part towards the middle. Then fold the right side inwards followed by the left. Then fold over the whole thing over the bottom part.
  • Repeat the process with another layer of rice paper wrapping the already wrapped dumpling.

Pan Fry

  • In a pan over medium heat, heat up neutral oil. Use enough oil to coat the pan.
  • Once it's hot enough, add the rice paper dumplings folded side down.
  • Optional step: Gently press down the dumplings with a spatula for even cooking.
  • Shallow fry until it's golden brown on each side.

Dipping Sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients and serve with dumplings. Enjoy!


*Add as much chili oil as you want to the dipping sauce. Amount used should be up to heat preference.
*We're using 2 layers of rice paper so that it doesn't fall apart during cooking and to make it crispy.