Lately I’ve been all about meals that are quick, delicious, nutritious and pretty. I discovered brown rice spring roll wraps by Star Anise foods, and my life has changed. It’s not often that I have to take my lunch with me, but when I do, it’s wrapped up within these wraps. I can eat on the go, and not have to worry about having a fork. I think that’s pretty cool!
I mostly fill my brown rice spring rolls with protein rich tempeh, brown rice, vegetables and herbs. A dipping sauce is always welcome, but if you’re taking the wraps to go, pour the sauce in with the filling. Play around with fillings. My other favorites are: shiitake mushrooms, beets and carrots, cilantro, spinach, tofu and black rice. The wraps are so easy to make. After filling, simply fold up the ends, and roll–like a burrito.
In New York City Star Anise foods are only available at Whole Foods. Visit their website to purchase the wraps, and a wide variety of tasty brown rice noodles. I think it’s fine to use traditional spring roll wrappers that are made with white rice. However, if you can get your hands on the brown rice wrappers, do. They’re healthier and heartier.
Now, for the recipe : )
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tbsp chipotle chili powder