These Nori Carrot Wraps make a wonderful lunch or dinner and are filled with lots of good-for-you nutrients.
I had a huge pot of rice left over from dinner last night, so I made it a point to use some for lunch. I’m bound and determined not to let that darned pot of rice go bad this time. I hate being wasteful. It seems so “rude” in this day, age and economy.
So I stomped off to my kitchen, starving and determined as I’ve ever been to create something… anything with rice.
I skeptically opened my fridge to see what I had in there and I was somewhat disappointed as I hadn’t done my grocery shopping for the week yet. But then I saw a light at the end of the starvation tunnel.
I had some carrots. That was good.
I had some chicken broth. Getting better.
I just bought some roasted sesame seeds last week. Things are improving.
I always keep nori in my cabinet. My day has sunshine.
I had a brand new bottles of garlic and onion powder. The clouds have parted and the birds are singing!
So here’s what I came up with while standing in front of that very empty fridge.
NORI CARROT WRAPS RECIPE:
- 3 large carrots (grated)
- 2 cups cooked brown rice (warmed until hot if cold)
- 1/4 cup chicken broth (vegetable broth works too if vegan)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 2 tbsp. roasted sesame seeds (plus extra)
- 4 standard sheets of nori
- Put the broth into a frying pan.
- Grate carrots into a frying pan.
- Add 1-2 Tbsp. sesame seeds to the carrots as they cook. (You may have to add additional broth as you cook. Cook the carrots until they are the texture you enjoy most.)
- Add garlic and onion powder.
- Make sure your broth is cooked down almost completely before turning off the stove. Once done, set aside.
- Lay out your nori on a flat surface.
- Spread warm rice over nori in a thin layer.
- Spread carrots over rice and sprinkle sesame seeds to your liking.
- Roll up the nori.
- Serve with low sodium soy sauce for dipping.
- Other additions: Usually, I'll add long, thin strips of tofu to the wrap as well, but I didn't have any due to the empty fridge situation.
- You can also add 1 tsp. of ginger powder, or 1 Tbsp. of fresh, grated ginger to your carrots while they cook.