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Calories in Plain Rice Paper

author image Nina K.
Nina K. is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been published by,, Healthy Living Magazine, Organic Authority and numerous other print and web publications. She has a philosophy degree from the University of Colorado and a journalism certificate from UCLA.
Calories in Plain Rice Paper
Spring rolls wrapped with rice paper. Photo Credit: corey mckenna/iStock/Getty Images

If you love Asian spring or summer rolls, you're probably familiar with the delicate, starchy taste of rice paper, a thin wrapper that's relatively low in calories. However, you might not know that unlike wonton wrappers or other wheat products, you do not have to cook rice paper. For a low-calorie appetizer option, serve your rice paper-wrapped rolls fresh instead of frying them.

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The number of calories in your rice paper wrappers depends on the variety and brand. One version of Thai rice paper contains about 20 calories per piece, while one major brand of Vietnamese rice paper contains about 34 calories per piece. While all rice paper is made from rice-flour dough, the surface area and thickness are variable.

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