The name Rice Paper originated from the Rizla brand. Lacroix is ​​the original company behind Rizla and 'Riz' is the French name for 'Rice'. The name is therefore an amalgamation of: Riz La croix. Since 1860, Lacroix has been making cigarette paper that is reminiscent of rice due to its texture and color. Originally, Lacroix actually made the rolling paper with rice as a raw material. Nowadays, the Rizla brand is owned by Imperial Brands and rice is no longer used as a raw material.

Although the name Rice Paper is well known, this is actually no longer a justified name. There is no longer any rolling paper that uses rice as a raw material. White rolling paper is generally made from wood fibers with, among other things, bleach as an addition that gives the rolling paper a white color.