I have many talents. Rolling rice paper rolls…not one of them.

And since I hate sucking at stuff, I came up with a non-faff alternative.

Oh hey there, rice paper roll in a bowl.

It’s kind of brilliant, when you think about it. Let me elaborate.

  • All the yummy taste of a rice paper roll, but you literally can’t go wrong making this recipe.
  • Legitimately, could be the most delicious 10-minute meal you ever eat.
  • You can fit more in a bowl, than you ever could in a roll.
  • Fully flexible. Adding your favourite rice paper roll ingredients, highly encouraged.
  • Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, without even trying, or compromising on taste. Cos, that’s how I [rice paper] roll.

The other thing I LOVE about these bowls. No actual cooking. They are literally the perfect summer dinner. Because delicious and filling without having to turn on a hot oven or stove. Amen.

If had to describe my rice paper roll in a bowl in 3 words it would be – Fresh.Crunchy.Yum. I rest my case.

I would love to hear what you put in your rice paper roll in a bowl. Let me know in the comments and we can compare notes.

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Rice Paper Roll in a Bowl - You Totally Got This - Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

Rice Paper Roll in a Bowl

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  • Author: Rani – You Totally Got This.
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


All the fresh, tasty yum of a rice paper roll, in half the time. Oh hey, there rice paper roll in a bowl.




  • 100g vermicelli noodles
  • 1/2 supermarket roast chicken
  • 1/4 red cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 continental cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tbs peanuts
  • 1/4 bunch mint
  • 1 long red chilli (optional)


  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp rice malt syrup
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 1 small clove garlic


  1. Boil the kettle
  2. Place the noodles in a large heat proof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes to soak. Drain.
  3. Shred the chicken. Crush the peanuts. Grate the carrot, peel and chop the avocado into two quarters and thinly slice the cucumber, cabbage and chilli. Pick the mint leaves. Set aside.
  4. Crush the garlic and juice and zest the lime. Add the fish sauce, rice malt syrup/honey, lime juice and zest and garlic to a jar. Secure the lid and shake until all the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Divide the noodles, cabbage, cucumber, carrot and mint between two bowls. Pour half the dressing over each bowl. Garnish with crushed peanuts and sliced chilli (if using). 


  • Cheat alert. Use a bag of prepared coleslaw mix instead of slicing the cabbage and grating the carrots separately. Who said cheaters never win?
  • The easiest way to crush peanuts? Pop them in a paper bag and pound them with a meat tenderiser. Bonus points for doubling as a stress release.

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