Easy Rice Paper Boba

If you’re ever jonesing for boba and you’ve got some leftover rice paper sheets, here’s how you can make it in just 10 minutes!

A glass of rice paper boba in brown sugar syrup and milk.

2-Ingredient Boba

Here's how to put any leftover rice paper sheets to good use; make BOBA!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course beverages, Snack
Cuisine Taiwanese
Servings 2

Equipment

  • large bowl
  • knife
  • medium saucepan
  • skillet
  • boba straw optional

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 sheets rice paper The square ones work best, but the round ones work, too.
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. molasses (optional) Skip this if using dark brown sugar.
  • 12 oz. whole milk Use any milk to your liking.
  • ice

Instructions
 

Making the boba

  • Fill a large bowl with water. Dip the rice paper sheet into the water, rotating to ensure that the entire sheet is wet.
  • Lay the dampened rice paper onto a clean flat surface and smooth out any air bubbles. When the rice paper becomes flexible (~30-60 seconds) carefully roll it into a tight cylinder, smoothing out any air bubbles along the way. The finished roll should be approximately 1/2" in diameter. Repeat for the remaining rice paper sheets.
  • Spray the blade of a sharp knife lightly with cooking spray. Use a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Cut the rice paper logs into 1/2" pieces.
  • In a small saucepan bring a few inches of water to the boil. Add the boba pieces and boil until tender ~1-2 minutes. Taste one to make sure that it's fully cooked and strain with a slotted spoon. Set aside.

Syrup

  • In a skillet and the brown sugar, water, and optional molasses. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook 3-5 minutes or until the syrups thickens to the consistency of maple syrup.
  • Add the boba to the syrup and stir to coat.

Assembly

  • Add half of the boba brown sugar syrup to the bottom of a glass. Rotate the glass to coat.
  • Add a handful of ice and top with milk. Add a straw and drink up.

Notes

This recipe was inspired by Feed MeiMei.
Keyword boba, brown sugar, drinks, easy, homemade boba, milk tea, rice paper
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1 thought on “Easy Rice Paper Boba”

  1. Looks so delicious, can this work with a brown sugar substitute for a tasty diabetic friendly version?

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