Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

Healthy meal for two

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

Health bhi taste bhi

Another of my creation born out of cleaning up the refrigerator. Very easy to put together and healthy to the boot. All you need is some lettuce leaves and rest is totally up to you. You can even use cabbage leaves if you like.

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

Make ahead meal for busy weeknights

I would love to use purple cabbage in place of lettuce. You can also substitute chickpea with cowpea or kidney beans and brown rice with any rice of your choice.

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

It tastes great when served cold

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

½ cup of brown rice
½ cup of chickpea (chole)
3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil
¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
8-9 leaves of iceberg lettuce
¼ cup of tomatoes cubed
¼ cup of onions cubed
¼ cup of cubed zucchini and yellow squash
2 tablespoons of cheese cubed
salt to taste

Preparation

1.Soak chickpeas overnight. Boil it till tender. Set aside. Cook rice with roughly 1¾ times of water till reaches al dente stage. Drain if any water is leftover. Pour little oil on top to avoid grains sticking together. Set aside.
2.Mix all ingredients together, except lettuce leaves, in a large bowl. Set lettuce leaves and scoop out a generous helping of salad and place it in lettuce leaves. Drizzle some herb oil or any topping of your choice and enjoy the healthy meal.

Notes

It tastes best when served cold.

The salad is very forgiving and you can substitute or add any thing as per your taste or preference.

I used apple cider vinegar as it was in the pantry, else balsamic vinegar will go very well with it.

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    a very good way to take vegetables, specially for people like me who avoid vegetables…
    very delicious post.

  • I know the feeling. It was great to create this recipe too and feel good about binging. :)