Calories in Plain Rice Paper

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.

Spring rolls wrapped with rice paper. (Image: corey mckenna/iStock/Getty Images)

Calorie Content

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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