I’ve been so encouraged recently by some of my close friends who are making more health conscious decisions and eating more raw plant based foods! It really makes me feel great and know that the journey I’m on is inspiring others and doing amazing things for me and my body.
This wrap came as inspiration from a friend who tried a collard wrap for the first time! I was so impressed I decided to go home for lunch and put my own wrap together. Sadly, I didn’t have collard, but I did have rice paper and nori seaweed sheets. I’d tried the other night to make my own sushi rolls with the nori and buckwheat groats but it just crumbled and fell apart. Using the rice paper as the base to wrap around the nori and stuffings was the best idea to keep everything together!
I’m really happy with how these turned out. I added all sorts of things to these lovely wraps and my own tamari ginger dipping sauce which paired perfectly!
So, what is Nori? It’s an edible seaweed and can be purchased from one of my fave companies Giddy Yoyo. These awesome sheets are high in the B Vitamins which is important for vegans and vegetarians, as well as fiber, iron, calcium, manganese and is very alkalizing (woohoo!).
To make 1 wrap:
1 sheet Nori
1 sheet rice paper
handful of thinly sliced veggies – I used, avocado, pepper, celery & carrots
1 lemon wedge
3 heaped tbsp of hummus
handful of lettuce
Soak your rice wraps as per instructions on package – mine suggests adding a soaked cloth to cover rice paper and allow it to soak for 1 minute and repeat on the other side.
Once the rice wrap is ready, place the nori sheet directly on top of rice paper and smooth on your hummus. It is best to put the hummus down the center of the wrap and not all over to avoid it getting too messy.
Add the veggies and lettuce and then squirt the lemon wedge on top. Roll the wrap slightly folding in both the top and bottom end (to keep all the veggies and goodness inside) and cut in half. You are now ready to enjoy your Nori rice wraps! You can have these as a meal or as a side to another main dish.