Sushi and burritos – the two great tastes that taste great together?
Sushi and burritos are my two absolute favorite foods. ¬†I would have never thought to put them together until I heard about the Jogasaki sushi burrito truck¬†and got inspired to make my own. ¬†Jogasaki uses white rice and soy paper to wrap their burritos, but I changed it up to make it a bit more healthy with brown rice and brown rice paper. ¬†Yummy!
Rice paper has a chewy texture and not much of a flavor and serves more as a carry all for food. ¬†They wrap up very nicely to make sure none of the filling escapes which is perfect for transport and eating on the go. ¬†It’s common in spring rolls (which I’m planning on making as well – I bought the rice paper in bulk. ¬†oops?) but you can pretty much wrap anything and I’ve been going to town. ¬†Some of the “burritos” I’ve made:
- brown rice, scallion, seaweed, tamari, wasabi, and salmon (shown above)
- chicken breast, apples, scallion, and taragon (shown above)
- baked tofu and scallion (shown above)
- scrambled eggs, beans, & scallion
- chipotle baked sweet potato and shallot
The possibilities are endless! ¬†I love bringing these on a picnic (wrap in wax paper then in foilf to prevent to rice paper from sticking to the foil) or as a work lunch. ¬†Kind of like the ultimate gluten-free sandwich.
1 sheet brown rice paper
1/4 cup cooked brown rice (optional)
filling of your choice
- Dip the rice paper in warm water for a few seconds and set it down on a plate. ¬†Add the rice and filling of your choice horizontally
- Fold the right and left ends inward (that’s where the beginning and end of the burrito will be)
- Grab the bottom end of the rice paper and roll tightly. ¬†The rice paper will stick to itself to close the roll.