Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wrap and Roll Vegetables

I love my vegetables, but sometimes a green salad is just a little boring, so take that salad and wrap it up!

 Rice paper is a great way to wrap up salad.  Simply wet a rice paper round, place your veggies of choice inside, and roll them up!  The wet rice paper holds everything together. You can use shredded lettuce, shredded carrot, cilantro, chopped avocado, shredded cabbage, olives, thin sliced red pepper, chopped tomatoes, sprouts, chopped cucumber, and thin sliced turkey, prawns, tuna, or any other form of protein you would like.  You can also add rice noodles to the mix, and I love a sprinkle of turmeric!

Seaweed wraps are another great option.  Use similar ingredients to above.  You can use some rice as well to make it more "sushi" like, or use finely shredded cabbage instead, which has a rice-like consistency.  For seaweed wraps, I add all ingredients to one end of a dry square, leaving about an inch of open seaweed at that end (enough to roll over your mound of veggies), then roll up from that end.  Once the roll is made, wet your finger with water and dab along the open edge of the wrap, to seal it up.  Let the roll sit for a few minutes for the moisture of the vegetables to soften the seaweed, and then cut into one inch pieces.  A bamboo sushi mat makes this process much easier!

Have some fun with your vegetables, and enjoy!

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