a Chinese or Japanese paper made from the pith of the rice-paper tree or certain other plants, cut and pressed into thin sheets: a watercolor painting on rice paper.
a thin paper made from the straw of the rice plant, as in China.
(in Southeast Asian cuisine) an almost translucent sheet made from a dough of rice flour and water, used for wrapping spring rolls and other foods.
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How to use rice paper in a sentence
Why rice paper and wonton wrappers should be staples in your pantryThis makes me think about when I first shipped out to college and my parents sent along frozen buns and dumplings so I could easily reach for a taste of home.Homemade dumplings bring me closer to family this Lunar New Year, even from far away | Marian Liu | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
And the Constitution, written on goatskin not rice paper, might be as our country was under Jefferson.
Two of the four walls of the guest-room were of shoji, a lattice covered with translucent rice-paper.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The first thing Tarling saw, when he turned on the light, was a strip of rice paper on which the ink was scarcely dry.The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
He heard the rustle of rice paper—Whong Lee wrapping up some Ginsing roots perhaps.Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
Next lay the construction paper on the Japanese rice paper and trace on it the stencil design.Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools | Virginia McGaw
Again, lay the construction paper on the rice paper and glue the two together.Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools | Virginia McGaw
British Dictionary definitions for rice paper
a thin semitransparent edible paper made from the straw of rice, on which macaroons and similar cakes are baked
a thin delicate Chinese paper made from an araliaceous plant, Tetrapanax papyriferum (rice-paper plant) of Taiwan, the pith of which is pared and flattened into sheets
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