Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Toasted Nori Burritos


The Kind Diet gave me the idea to use Nori Sheets (a type of seaweed) as a wrapper for a burrito. Nori is rich in calcium, iron, and protein, as well as Vitamins A, B, and C. When you toast the nori, it develops a nutty, salty smell and flavor that is delicious. If you like roasted fish - how the skin gets all crackly in the pan or oven - you'll like nori.

To toast the nori sheets (which you can buy online here) just put them on aluminum foil in a 350 degree oven for a couple minutes until you smell that salty, nutty smell that means they're done.

We used leftover pesto orzo and whatever random veggies we had in the fridge to make our burritos. That's cilantro, arugula, spinach, sprouts, tomatoes, toasted sesame seeds, and umeboshi plums (which you can buy here!). I just chop one up and put it in anything I want to have an intriguing pop of tangy flavor.

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