This is an excellent recipe that you can turn into a family activity, everyone can build their own wraps. Veggie wraps make a convenient ready to eat meal in situations where you have to grab a meal on the go. It can be made and served in different ways. It can be frozen or refrigerated for later use or it can be served piping hot in store bought soft tortillas, pita bread or homemade sada roti, if time permits.
Veggie wraps recipe
Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes
Estimated cook time: 30 minutes
Ready in 1 hour
1 cup uncooked brown rice
4 cups water
1 pound shredded New Zealand cheddar cheese
1 can black beans
1 can red beans
1 can whole kernel corn
2 large tomatoes diced
1 scotch bonnet pepper
6 (10 inch) flour tortillas
Combine rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender.
Remove from heat, and cool.
Place black beans and red beans into a colander or strainer, and rinse.
Add corn and diced tomatoes with scotch bonnet peppers, and toss to mix.
Transfer to a large bowl, and mix in rice and cheese.
Divide the mixture evenly among the tortillas, and roll up.
Wrap individually in plastic wrap, place into a large freezer bag, and freeze.
Reheat as needed in the microwave.
If you don’t like your wraps spicy feel free to substitute scotch bonnet peppers with the milder pimento peppers, or leave it out all together.
Try additional ingredients with your wraps
With additional ingredients, everyone could have their favourite wraps. Feel free to substitute ingredients, or add new ones. This recipe is a vegetarian one, however, you can use grilled chicken breasts, beef, pork or fish. In future articles, look out for recipes like, homemade sada roti, pita bread and soft tortillas. With these recipes you would be able to prepare your wraps from start to finish.
April 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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