Rice with fruits?? Yep that’s right. My mum had been making a lot of cooked veggies wraps for me recently. But all I am craving with this super warm weather is raw food, and fresh fruits. So this is my version of rice wraps; refreshing, healthy, hydrating, crunchy, and above all, so savoury.
“Marlène, what you made was really really delicious! If you keep doing that, you’re gonna make me go vegan.” Words pronounced by the Spanish exchange student my family is hosting. I don’t know what she loved the most; the explosion of flavour of this perfect fruits combination, or the crunch coming from the cucumber and almonds? I personally loved the extra crunch and taste of the nuts.
Calories per serving: 70 – Macros: 2g P/ 9g C/ 3g F
Prep time: 10 minutes – Yield: 7 servings
- 7 rice papers
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 slice of watermelon
- 1 slice of pineapple
- 1 kiwi
- 28 almonds (4 per wrap)
- 1/2 lemon
- Cut the watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, and cucumber into long and thin slices (see picture below).
- Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip a rice paper in warm water for 3 seconds, or until rice paper is moistened. Lay the rice paper onto a work surface (I use a plate).
- While your rice paper is soaking up the paper, lay 2 cucumbers slices, 2 pineapple slices, 2 kiwi slices, and 2 watermelon slices on the edge of the wrapper that is closest to you. Add 4 almonds in between slices (see picture below).
- Press some lemon juice on top of the fruits.
- Roll the edge of the wrapper over the fruits. Fold in the sides. Then start to role away from you, while tucking in the fillings with your fingers to keep the roll tight. Put on the side and repeat for the other wraps.
- Store in the fridge for up to one week. Serve cold and enjoy!
-I recognise my tuto of how to roll a wrap is kind of sketchy, so I invite you to find here a clearer description of “how to roll rice paper rolls” if mine was not explicit enough.
-I don’t peel my cucumbers, neither do I peel my kiwis. Both of them are edible and actually full of vitamins! Just make sure you rinse them well, especially if they are not organic. However, if the texture of the skin bothers you it is totally fine to peel the fruits for this recipe!
-The wraps will stick together if you store them too closed to each other. So make sure you leave a small space between each wrap, if you don’t want them to end up destroyed. Aka don’t do the same mistake I did…
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