By Lauren Hannaford, NAB RunWest Nutrition partner
A packet of rice paper
1/2 large cucumber, cut into strips
2 carrots, skinned and cut into strips
1-2 avocados, cut into strips
5-10 green onions, cut in half to shorten length
One bunch of sprouts or frisée
8 romaine lettuce or cabbage leaves, cutting out thick ribs
Sesame seeds (as garnish)
strips. The green onions can stay intact. Cut out the thick ribs from the
lettuce; if you leave them in, your roll might look like it has pieces
sticking out of the sides, making it harder to assemble.
with warm water, a plate for creating/rolling the wraps, and a plate to
place your rolls when they are done.
seconds. The paper will start to soften. Next, place the softened rice
paper on the assembly plate. In the middle of the paper, sprinkle a
pinch of nori flakes, and place on your cucumbers, carrots, green onion,
avocado, and sprouts. As for the lettuce, if you are using romaine, try to
compact it on top of your veggies as much as possible to make rolling
around the vegetables, fold the sides in, and continue to wrap until
everything is secure. You can choose to cut them in half to see the
beautiful contents in the middle, or leave them whole for easier eating!
An easy veggie snack that has all the nutrients, tastes delicious and will keep
you sustained. Happy rolling. 🙂