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Rice Paper & Your Asian Market Shopping List

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I'd like to start working rice paper into the rotation but hear some brands may not be gluten-free and may not say this on the label if they're imported. I'd also like to purchase a brand found in Asian markets if possible because this will be a lot cheaper.

Any brand suggestions?

While I'm at it--anyone who typically shops at Asian markets--what brands/food items are you buying in general? I haven't darkened the door of my local purveyor of all things imported and dubiously translated since going gluten-free but I'd love to start again.

Thank you!

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I don't know if I can be much help. I used to love shopping Asian markets and picking up this and that and used to cook 50% of our meals Japanese. But I'm still playing it safe. Right now I'm relying on my husband for translation/research. I question the accuracy of translation on the labels as well, so we've been checking out brand websites, mostly Japanese language. But some companies have English websites as well. I recently bought the dining cards for international cuisines and they have provided me with some helpful information. But we still haven't started shopping yet. What kinds of products did you used to buy? Or catagories, like canned goods snacks etc.? I want to try Thai or Vietnamese rice flour as I've heard it's softer and less gritty than our rice flour.

Update:I always buy dried s$#&ake mushrooms. I even found some that are pre-diced and great for adding to dishes as is because they're small pieces and re-hydrate quickly. Also buy rambutans(lychee) stuffed with pineapple bits for my son's lunch.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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I buy my rice flour (have only found white and sweet rice flour), tapioca starch, and potato starch at the asian market, and also buy huge bags of rice, but that is about all (sometimes coconut milk). I don't know what brands - just pick up whatever they have. If there is an ingredient list, it is usually in english also (most things don't have ingredients b/c there isn't anything in it other than "rice flour" or whatever). I don't venture into the other foods there - too scary. :)

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For asian products, I simply read the ingredients. Most rice noodles and papers should only have rice and water as ingredients. Rice flour usually has just rice. And so on...


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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For asian products, I simply read the ingredients. Most rice noodles and papers should only have rice and water as ingredients. Rice flour usually has just rice. And so on...

I shop at chinese/vietnamese groceries a lot, but normally have my wife and/or mom-in-law along for help. I've found rice noodles and paper to be pretty safe. I'm pretty wary in general. I recently found some rice crackers, clearly covered in sesame seeds, that didn't list sesame seeds ANYwhere on the ingredients, so that makes me leery.

But honestly, if it doesn't have Soy Sauce in it, or something obvious on the list, I'll likely try it.

Geoff


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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Oh yay! A topic near and dear to my heart. I'm still trying to figure out if Chinkiang Black Vinegar is gluten-free or not. I found someone with a gluten-free cooking blog that uses it, so maybe it is!

http://wheatlessbay.wordpress.com/2006/12/...lower-bean-curd

Anyone know?

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I shop at chinese/vietnamese groceries a lot, but normally have my wife and/or mom-in-law along for help. I've found rice noodles and paper to be pretty safe. I'm pretty wary in general. I recently found some rice crackers, clearly covered in sesame seeds, that didn't list sesame seeds ANYwhere on the ingredients, so that makes me leery.

But honestly, if it doesn't have Soy Sauce in it, or something obvious on the list, I'll likely try it.

Geoff

Yeah, that's why I tend to stick with rice noodles, papers and rice/tapioca flours.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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Hey all,

Really dumb question. What do you make with rice paper? Egg rolls probably, but what else? Dumplings? Would you just substitute in a normal recipe, or are there special gluten-free recipes for these things.

thanks, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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Hey all,

Really dumb question. What do you make with rice paper? Egg rolls probably, but what else? Dumplings? Would you just substitute in a normal recipe, or are there special gluten-free recipes for these things.

thanks, lm

i make a thai lasagne.

i also buy rice and soba noodles, oils and vinegars, these really neat rice nuggets (like gnocchi).


Gluten-free, Vegan

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Hey all,

Really dumb question. What do you make with rice paper? Egg rolls probably, but what else? Dumplings? Would you just substitute in a normal recipe, or are there special gluten-free recipes for these things.

thanks, lm

Spring Rolls! Vietnamese style, unfried, with Fish Sauce. You can put all kinds of things in there, my wife and I make a million variations. Love them, had them for dinner tonight. Most are "naturally" gluten free.

Check the following for ideas - I didn't check them all for gluten-free, but they should be or easily made gluten free.

http://www.abc.net.au/farnorth/stories/s988279.htm

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Vietnamese-Fr...lls/Detail.aspx

http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/recip...pringrolls.html

Give them a try!

Geoff


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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Hey all,

Really dumb question. What do you make with rice paper? Egg rolls probably, but what else? Dumplings? Would you just substitute in a normal recipe, or are there special gluten-free recipes for these things.

thanks, lm

They are great for tuna salad sandwiches.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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Spring rolls - they sound yummy.

They are great for tuna salad sandwiches.

Gotta go get some rice paper - there's an oriental market just blocks from my place.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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Hey all,

Really dumb question. What do you make with rice paper? Egg rolls probably, but what else? Dumplings? Would you just substitute in a normal recipe, or are there special gluten-free recipes for these things.

thanks, lm

We used to take spring roll wrappers and lay on a line of raw, baby spinach leaves and a strip of gruyere cheese put a little cornstarch mixed with water on the edges and roll up tightly. Deep fry and serve with soy sauce to which a little spicy chinese mustard( don't know if this ingredient is gluten-free) has been added. Yum!


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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We used to take spring roll wrappers and lay on a line of raw, baby spinach leaves and a strip of gruyere cheese put a little cornstarch mixed with water on the edges and roll up tightly. Deep fry and serve with soy sauce to which a little spicy chinese mustard( don't know if this ingredient is gluten-free) has been added. Yum!

mm,

Are spring roll wrappers rice paper, or normally wheat like regular egg rolls? thanks, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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mm,

Are spring roll wrappers rice paper, or normally wheat like regular egg rolls? thanks, lm

The kind we used were thin and square and fried up thin and crisp a bit like phyllo not thick and blistered like egg rolls from the chinese take out places. Unfortunately the (Harumaki) wraps are not gluten free but we want to try it with the rice paper. Hubby thinks it will work. The ones we bought have a picture of deep fried rolls on the front. Don't fill them up too much for this "recipie" they should be long and thin with several layers of skin to protect the filling from coming out and oil from getting inside. The spinach will cook and shrink . OK I just checked Geoffs links and two of them give instructions on fried rolls using the rice paper. Yeah! THANKS GEOFF! I was cooking dinner tonight and thinking about this thread and this memory came back to me. Still really want to get this kind of stuff back into my like but it's a long process. I don't miss pizza or cake or bread. It's this stuff I miss.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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....fried up thin and crisp a bit like phyllo not thick and blistered like egg rolls from the chinese take out places..... Don't fill them up too much for this "recipie" they should be long and thin with several layers of skin to protect the filling from coming out and oil from getting inside.....

mm,

My good friend's Phillipino wife makes the most awesome "Lumpia rolls". They're thinner like you said without a lot of cabbage like egg rolls have. They serve them with a delicious asian chili sauce. Guess if I want those again, I'll have to make my own.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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Guest AutumnE

They also make tasty crab rangoons. A while back someone posted a recipe for baklava using rice papers.

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