Here's a couple of very simple examples.
|Peanut rice parcels|
Peanut rice parcels
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons grenadine syrup (or lemon juice)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon hot water
2 cups cooked brown rice
Nori sheets cut into quarters
1. In a bowl big enough to hold all the ingredients, stir the peanut butter and hot water together, then add the grenadine (or lemon juice - I just happened to have grenadine and felt like using it!) and salt.
2. Stir in the rice.
3. Lay the nori squares on a board, so that they look like diamonds rather than squares. Have a small bowl of water handy. Dip your fingers in the water and flick some water on the nori to make it easier to work with.
4. Dip your fingers in the water again, then with your wet fingers, scoop up about a tablespoon of the rice mixture and put it in the centre of the nori.
5. Fold the bottom corner of the nori up over the rice, then do the same with the left and right corners. If the nori is stiff or your mixture is a bit dry, you may need to moisten the corners of the nori.
6. I sprinkled each parcel with a seaweed/sesame sprinkle mix from the Asian supermarket - not necessary, but it dresses it up a bit!
This is simply edamame cooked until al dente, then blended in the food processor with lemon juice, garlic, salt and a tiny amount of tahini. Delish! And although you can't tell from the photo, it was a really pretty pastel green. I topped it with some violets from the garden.