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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Crispy Rice Paper Cups with Chickpea Salad aka “Chuna”

Have you ever ever had a few of these prawn crackers often served at a Thai restaurant earlier than your meal arrives? Effectively these rice paper cups are actually just like that! I do not know the science behind this course of however it’s actually some form of meals magic, the very second rice paper hits scorching oil, it begins to curve, pop, and crisp up! The frying course of is finished inside 3 seconds, actually, it should not take longer than that.

And this chickpea salad mash is my absolute go-to at any time when I want a fast however nonetheless nourishing meal. It’s paying homage to a canned tuna salad that everyone knows too properly however so significantly better ofc. You should use no matter veggies you want or have readily available and I added carrots, celery, apples, and onions right here. Another improbable add-ons are pickles, capers, grapes, pecans, the likelihood is countless.

One factor value noting is that these crispy rice paper chips or cups do get soggy and can soften after they get moist or uncovered to moisture for too lengthy. So that you positively do not wanna be drizzling any liquid sauce or lime onto them such as you would possibly do with lettuce cups. And since there’s pure moisture within the chickpea salad as properly, I extremely suggest making ready the salad mash and rice paper cups individually, and solely filling the chickpea mash into the cups proper earlier than you serve.

Benefit from the satisfying scorching and crunch within the video beneath! And in the event you do this recipe please tag me on Instagram and Tiktok I would actually like to see it!


2 rice paper, makes 8 cups

1 can chickpea, drained and rinsed

1/2 small crimson onion

1 carrot

3-4 celery stalks

1/2 crimson apple

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

A squeeze of lemon

Salt and pepper to style

Non-obligatory toppings –

1 Avocado, cubed

Pickled onions


– Finely chop the onion, carrot, celery, and apple;

– Rinse and drain the chickpeas, switch to a big bowl, and mash with a potao masher or a fork, go away some texture do not get it utterly mushy;

– Add all of the chopped veggies;

– Add all the remainder of the seasonings, stir to mix properly;

– Lower the rice paper into 4 equal items;

– In a pan, warmth some excessive smoke level oil, it doens’t have to be too deep, about 1/2 inch;

– A great way to check whether or not the oil is heated sufficient is to make use of a small piece of spare rice paper, dip it in there, if it instantly begins to sizzle and curl then the oil is prepared, if not, hold heating;

– When oil is scorching sufficient, fry the rice paper for about 2 – 3 seconds, they’ll immediately pop, curl, and crips up, switch onto a plate lined with paper towl to soak up any extra oil;

– Proper earlier than you wanna serve the meals, fill every rice paper cup with the chickpea salad mash, prime with avocado and pickled onions, take pleasure in!

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