BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

July 1, 2018

These BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls are a healthy vegan option as a appetizer or even a light lunch or dinner. Stuffed with spicy BBQ chickpea (with a nice kick of heat), tender rice noodles, green bell peppers, avocado, carrots, and spinach, these rolls are the perfect veggie meal that is quick and easy to make, all in about 15 minutes.

BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

I must admit that wrapping these spring rolls was the most challenging thing my husband and I have ever done. Haha.

It’s so incredible to see the wraps turn translucent and thin after being dipped in warm water, however, wrapping these lovelies with an array of veggies isn’t as easy as we initially thought.

But we did get it eventually, so hey! Actually, we had to do a bit of research and watch a few YouTube videos to get it.

Besides the challenge, these spring rolls were so delicious! I enjoyed the fact that they were entirely dairy-free and vegan also! What better way to enjoy a good meal, right?

I chose to use chickpea instead of just veggies, because I love chickpeas and they also make for a great meaty option. Plus, they’re just so good! Did I already say that? Haha.

BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

Speaking of chickpea, you might want to take a quick peek at this Roasted Plantain + BBQ Chickpea Vegan Bowl. It’s the ultimate dinner idea that comes packed with a sweet + spicy side of chickpeas, fresh spinach, baked sweet potatoes, snow peas, and a twist of oven roasted sweet plantains. Pure perfection in one dish.

Our Spicy Tomato Chickpea Sauce + Baked Chicken recipe has loads of bold flavor and real spice that is sure to set your dinner table apart from the rest. Juicy chicken breast (thinly sliced), tomatoes, chickpea, all atop cooked brown rice and lathered in a beautiful chickpea sauce; this is surely the perfect dinner choice.

Now that is has been consistently hot here in NYC, I’ve been less inclined to cook a ton of complicated meals. Who wants to sit in the kitchen all say int the heat, right?

So, these quick and easy meals are perfect, especially when my little guy has become a handful whenever I am not playing or indulging in his “Our Time”. Haha.

But what’s a nice meal without something sweet to follow thereafter? Whelp, to keep things vegan, try this Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread or this Very Vanilla Cashew Milk Milkshake.

Let’s dig right into this recipe!

BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add rice noodles and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, then drain them and rinse them under cold water (to stop the cooking process) and set aside.

Working with one brown rice paper at a time, place it in a medium bowl of warm water (dipping it gently) and remove it from water after 5 seconds.

Place brown rice paper on a flat surface immediately after removing from water and add chickpea, rice noodles, and veggies to the center of the paper. **NOTE: I use about 1 Tbsp of each thing to avoid over-packing.**

Fold over one side of the rice paper, then fold over the top and bottom, before tightly rolling (in a rolling motion) and sealing the opposite side.

Repeat steps until all spring rolls are made.

To serve, cut spring rolls in half, if desired and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Dip in your favorite sauce–peanut sauce, soy sauce, etc.

Bon Appetite!

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BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

BBQ Chickpea Brown Rice Paper Spring Rolls

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients

  • 10-12 Vietnamese brown rice paper wrappers
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium hass avocado, peeled, cored + diced small
  • 3 medium organic carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpea, drained, rinsed + cooked in BBQ sauce (See Notes!)
  • Favorite vegan dipping sauce
  • sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add rice noodles and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, then drain them and rinse them under cold water (to stop the cooking process) and set aside.
  • Working with one brown rice paper at a time, place it in a medium bowl of warm water (dipping it gently) and remove it from water after 5 seconds. Place brown rice paper on a flat surface immediately after removing from water and add chickpea, rice noodles, and veggies to the center of the paper. **NOTE: I use about 1 Tbsp of each thing to avoid over-packing.**
  • Fold over one side of the rice paper, then fold over the top and bottom, before tightly rolling (in a rolling motion) and sealing the opposite side.
  • Repeat steps until all spring rolls are made.
  • To serve, cut spring rolls in half, if desired and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Dip in your favorite sauce--peanut sauce, soy sauce, etc.
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Leftover spring rolls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, in a tightly sealed container.
HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE:
  • 1¼ cup ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 TbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsps onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1-2 Tbsps red pepper flakes
***To Whip it together: Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and whisk together. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, whisking constantly.

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  1. Love the recipe! Just so you know, neither worchestshire sauce (contains anchovies) or honey are considered vegan in their traditional forms.

    • Thanks so much! And yes, thanks for that bit of information. This was only for those who wanted to make their own BBQ sauce, however, I just use a vegan approved BBQ sauce.