Tuesday, January 11, 2011

nori burritos

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I am only an "occasional" meat eater and the rest of the time I love preparing tasty recipes that make use of simple pairings of vegis and different flavors. One of my recent favorites is nori burritos inspired by a recipe from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone.


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I LOVE this book and while it is a vegan cookbook, there is so much really great information on nutrition, inspiration for cooking and ways to "flirt" with vegan meals. These nori burritos are super easy to change up, use your favorite ingredients and put your own unique twist on- which is exactly what I did.



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The key to this recipe are the nori wrappers. If you eat sushi you will recognize this edible seaweed wrapper- they are made from algae and feel like paper. They taste exactly as you would imagine- a nice light seaweed or grassy taste that is not all all over powering. If you haven't tried seaweed in some form at least once in your life then you haven't lived- it is quite delicious!


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I prepped all kinds of different fillings.

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basil leaves and shredded cabbage,


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brown rice


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sprouts


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apples and carrots


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arugula


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cucumbers


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and I decided to also grill up some fish with a little bit of sweet soy sauce.
Once my fillings were prepped I started making the burritos with different combinations of the fillings.



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I laid out the nori



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and added rice,


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a big basil leaf,


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a handful of sprouts,


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some shredded carrots,


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and a couple of apples.


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Then I folded up the bottom,


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rolled from one end to the next


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and used a little water to dampen the edge to get the wrapper to stick to itself.


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I used my different ingredients to create different combos- the variations and possible fillings are really endless- you could use ANYTHING!


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And there you have it a plate full of healthy nori burritos that I proceeded to eat...like all eight of them- YUM!


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