Gluten-Free Pigs in a Rice Sheet

Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket

Good bye gluten, hello easy lunch!  These pigs in a blanket made with rice wrappers provide a superbly simple alternative to their doughy counterparts.  Let the good times roll! Gluten-Free Pigs in Rice Wrappers Is avoiding gluten a good move?  When  I lived in Vietnam, I ate far less gluten than I do now.  We also didn’t own a car, so I did a lot of walking, and I was ten years younger.  So I am wondering if avoiding gluten will help me get into better shape or not.  Cutting out wheat is not easy since I love bread.   Further more, where I live in Canada, even store bread tastes almost as good as homemade. However, in my quest to eat less wheat, I invented this new version of pigs in a blanket.  Rice paper is so much simpler than making some sort of gluten free dough that doesn’t quite measure up to wheat-based dough.  I did make a version of traditional pigs in a blanket for my kids.  But then I happily rolled up this spring-roll-like version for myself in just a few minutes.  The results were fabulous!  Even when my kids were happily munching on their homemade wheat bread “blankets”, I did not feel that I was missing out at all.  I was the fortunate one!  So even if you aren’t eating gluten-free, these are a delightfully different take on a classic.

Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket

  • Servings: 6 to 8
  • Time: 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Gluten-Free Pigs in a Rice Sheet

  • 16 to 20 round rice wrappers (9-inch diameter)
  • 2 carrots, peeled into thin strips
  • 3 Napa cabbage leaves, thick portions removed, cut into strips
  • 8 to 10 gluten-free beef franks, pork wieners, or vegetarian hot dogs

Directions:

  1. Cut hot dogs in half.  Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 degrees F (180 C).  Soften one rice wrapper in warm water.  Wrap a hot dog in cabbage and carrots strips and then fold and roll the hot dog and vegetables in a soft rice wrapper, like a burrito.  Repeat with remaining wrappers, hot dogs, and vegetables.  Baste each wrapped hot dog with oil.
  2. Place wrapped hot dogs onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for about 15 minutes, until wrappers are slightly crisp.  Serve warm with dipping sauce such as sweet chilli sauce.

    Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket

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9 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket

  1. I am slowly trying to lower the amount of gluten in our diets and have been feeling much better. Love that you used rice paper for these, that’s such a great idea and it looks fantastic, Julia 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  3. I love pigs in blankets, such a great idea. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  4. This is a great idea! Your technique is also good for making healthier spring rolls – instead of deep-frying in oil, just put them in the oven for a while. I’ve been craving spring rolls for a while, but I can’t handle deep-fried things well anymore. This is something I’ll definitely be trying out 🙂

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