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Rainbow Rice Rolls with Natural Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce


Make time: 15 minutes | Makes 3-10 wraps | Vegan | Gluten Free

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We want to dip everything in this Natural Peanut Butter Ginger Sauce. 

Did you know that the more vibrant the food, the more antioxidant dense it is? These wraps are an easy way to pack a ton of nutrients into just one easy-to-make meal! Splash these crunchy and fresh rolls in our homemade, decadent Natural Peanut Butter ginger sauce, and you’ll have a new go-to lunchtime treat that you will want to eat all year round. These rice wraps are packed with every colour of the rainbow, to celebrate some of our favorite things: nature's beauty, pride, and nutritious and natural foods!  

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Who knew tasting the rainbow could be so healthy? Here is a quick refresher about the amazing benefits of these colourful vegetables, following the classic ROY G. BIV of the rainbow!

R - Red!

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One bell pepper can provide up to 169% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This helps absorb the natural amount of iron found in it as well, and increase the effectiveness of iron-rich foods (like peanuts or dark greens), that taste great in these wraps as well. 

Plus, wonder where red bell pepper gets their bright colour? That is thanks to a powerful antioxidant called capsanthin, which has many amazing health benefits

We see no reason for them not to be featured in your rice roll!

O - Orange!

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Although they were originally purple, carrots today are one of the most iconic orange foods (well, other than, ya know, oranges.) Their carotenoids and anthocyanins (antioxidants!) give them their appealing colouring that adds to our beautiful veggie rainbow roll. 

Tip to storing carrots: keep them in a cup of water in your fridge to keep them fresh and crisp for longer!

We cut them into matchsticks for extra crunch on our wrap, but they are also delicious when grated or cut into circle-shaped slivers.

Y - Yellow!

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Bell peppers are seriously so good for your health, we just had to include them twice. Plus - the more fibre in your diet, the greater chances of you lowering cholesterol levels, controlling your blog sugar and maintaining a healthy weight. You can never have too many veggies!

G - Green!

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There are so many green veggies… we couldn’t choose just one. Some of our favourites for our refreshing rice rolls are lettuce and cucumber! These greens are both an excellent source of water, antioxidants, and essential nutrients, and we love finding ways to incorporate them into our diet. Lettuce celebrate about good food!

BIV - Blue, Indigo, Violet

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We realized that almost half of the rainbow has shades of what could be considered as blue colours, which are seldom in the natural food world. So, for a hint of a more cool colour, we chose to incorporate purple cabbage! 

This vegetable is, you guessed it, high in antioxidants, and often has 4x higher levels than just green cabbage. Economically, purple cabbage is one food that gives you the highest amount of antioxidants for your dollars spent!

Okay… but are you pretty disappointed that we include a blue food in our rainbow rolls? Us too. Looking back, we wish we put in some blue spirulina algae powder! This health food is surprisingly high in protein, blue-green algae is commonly accessible as a power which is made from the antioxidant-rich underwater plant. It also looks amazing in smoothie bowls too!  

The other nutrient rich ingredient that couldn’t be missed in our rice wraps was nudemarkt natural peanut butter! The list of reasons why this spread is super good for your health is incredibly long… so much so we wrote a whole other blog about it. But, we know you are done with the reading, and are ready to make what you came for: rainbow rice rolls with natural peanut butter dipping sauce!

Rainbow Rice Rolls with Natural Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Rice paper wrappers
  2. Romaine lettuce
  3. Purple cabbage
  4. Yellow bell pepper 
  5. Carrot 
  6. Cucumber
  7. Green onion, cilantro and mint
  8. Sriracha 

Peanut sauce

  • ⅓ cup natural Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons agave, honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger

Method

  1. Chop lettuce, cabbage, bell pepper, carrot and cucumber into thin long strips. Cut green onion (using scissors is a stellar hack), cilantro and mint depending on the herbs you would like to add.
  2. Mix Natural Peanut Butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, agave, sesame oil, garlic and ginger to make the dipping sauce. 
  3. Add cold water to a plate or pan that will fit and submerge the rice sheet. Put paper in and push it down gently with a wooden spoon. until completely submerged (it may float up so keep an eye on it so you can poke it down again). Soak for about 10-20 seconds then take it out of the water, shake it off and move to a plate.
  4. Pile on lettuce, cabbage, bell pepper, carrot, cucumber, green onion, cilantro, mint, sriracha and any other filling items you like. Fold rice wrap like a tortilla: fold the bottom up and roll over to one side and press the rice wrap up to seal the other end. Repeat until you have as many wraps as you hope to make!

 

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Commonly asked questions 

What is the difference between summer and spring rolls?

Unlike spring rolls, which have a crispy fried, flour based wrapper, summer rolls are served cold with rice paper wraps. You may have also heard them be called Vietamese spring rolls, fresh spring rolls or salad rolls, and they are often served with a peanut or hoisin dipping sauce!

How do I store summer rolls to keep them fresh without plastic wrap?

Rub them down lightly with sesame oil to prevent sticking. Then, place a damp paper towel or cloth around them, and place them in an airtight container with a lid in the fridge.

What is the trick to hydrating rice paper and working with it? 

  • Use cold water. It makes the wrap less sticky and fragile. 
  • Only a few seconds in water are needed. The wrapper will continue to soften as you add your toppings.
  • Keep them wet to prevent them from sticking to the surface you are rolling them on. 
  • Don’t overfill to avoid tearing the rice paper wrapper. 

Can I use the sauce as a salad dressing instead?

Absolutely! This natural peanut ginger sauce is sooo delicious on a salad made with the same vegetables, a crunchy peanut Thai noodle bowl, or even just some plain lettuce!

 

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Rainbow Rice Rolls with Natural Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Make time: 15 minutes | Makes 3-10 wraps | Vegan | Gluten Free

Ingredients

  1. Rice paper wrappers
  2. Romaine lettuce
  3. Red cabbage
  4. Yellow bell pepper 
  5. Carrot 
  6. Cucumber
  7. Green onion, cilantro and mint
  8. Sriracha 

Peanut sauce

  • ⅓ cup natural Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons agave, honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger 

Method

  1. Chop veggies and herbs. 
  2. Mix Natural Peanut Butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, agave, sesame oil, garlic and ginger to make the dipping sauce. 
  3. Add cold water to a plate or pan that will fit and submerge the rice sheet. Soak for about 10-20 seconds then take it out of the water, shake it off and move to a plate.
  4. Pile on veggies on rice wrap with any other filling items you like. Fold rice wrap like a tortilla: fold the bottom up and roll over to one side and press the rice wrap up to seal the other end. Repeat until you have as many wraps as you hope to make! 

What are you waiting for? Let's get rolling!

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