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rice paper rolls – Italian Cuisine

rice paper rolls


When you want a fresh, colorful and light lunch break, trust the rice paper. Here's where to find it and how to use it in the kitchen

What we propose today is an excellent alternative to the classic quick lunch based on sandwich, piadina or pizza slice.
A healthy and very light recipe that comes from the East and that will make your colorful and fresh sundresses.

What is rice paper

Rice paper or wonton pasta (bành tràng in original ligua) is a Vietnamese preparation based on rice flour, water and salt.
It looks like a kind of wafer, it is round and can be used for the preparation of many rolls and rolls like the ones we offer today. It can be used raw, but it is also suitable for steaming and grilling.

Where to buy rice paper

If before it was very difficult to find it, in recent years, with the spread of Asian cuisine, this has also become a product from the supermarket.
You can also find it in organic and natural food stores or in Asian food stores.

How to use rice paper

To create the rolls, just dampen it with cold water and then shape it with your hands.
Stuff it by making a strip in the center with all the ingredients following the diameter, but still leaving some space at the ends.
Then bend towards the inside first two ends and then roll the sheet over the filling.
At this point the roll will be ready and if it remains a little open, stick it with a brush of water.

How to stuff the rolls

The nice thing about this dish is that you can prepare it with what you prefer, using colors in particular.
So choose particularly brilliant raw vegetables such as carrots, lettuce, avocado, radicchio, peppers whether yellow or red or green and everything that comes to mind.
The only care is to cut the vegetables very thinly into strips, so that they can be aligned according to a chromatic order and with a certain criterion within the rice paper.
The roulade, once ready, is served cut into sections to show the beauty of the colors inside.

The ideal ingredients for the summer

This season you have lots of vegetables available and then use them as we explained in the previous paragraph.
Cut the carrots and matches and the cucumbers too, keeping the skin and an avocado not too ripe.
Also cut the iceberg salad and lettuce into a banner.
Also add some sprouts because they make color and give freshness and crispness.
As for the protein portion of the dish, add grilled tofu or chicken.
If you like legumes we recommend lentils or cannellini beans cream.
And speaking of cream, it must never lack inside a sauce that assembles and gives a little creaminess.
Hummus, guacamole, tzaziki, yogurt sauce or vegan mayonnaise. You decide.

Omelet with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

Omelet with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

by Pam on October 17, 2012

I was craving an omelet for breakfast so I went in search of ingredients. I found some asparagus, grape tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. I like my omelets with one egg because I love the really thin egg layer; but if you prefer a thicker egg layer then use two or three eggs. I simply sautéed the asparagus and grape tomatoes before putting them in the omelet.  It was light and flavorful but hearty enough to fill me up.  There is something so delicious about asparagus, tomatoes, and eggs.  YUM!

Heat a skillet that is coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the asparagus spears and tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until the asparagus and tomatoes are tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Remove from the skillet and set aside for later use.

Clean the skillet out with a paper towel then spray it with cooking spray. Turn the stove to medium low and turn the broiler on in your oven. Crack one egg into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk until well blended; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl so the pan is evenly coated with egg.

Once your egg is starting to set, spoon on the asparagus and tomato filling then top with the shredded cheese.

Move the skillet to the oven and place on the top rack (don’t put the handle in the oven if it’s not oven safe) and let the broiler cook the top part of the egg, it takes only 20-30 seconds or so. Remove the pan and flip the other part of the egg mixture on top of the veggie mixture. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Omelet with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Mozzarella




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 3 min.

Cook Time: 7 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

Handful of grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
5 spears of asparagus
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

Heat a skillet that is coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the asparagus spears and tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until the asparagus and tomatoes are tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Remove from the skillet and set aside for later use.

Clean the skillet out with a paper towel then spray it with cooking spray. Turn the stove to medium low and turn the broiler on in your oven. Crack one egg into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk until well blended; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl so the pan is evenly coated with egg.

Once your egg is starting to set, spoon on the asparagus and tomato filling then top with the shredded cheese.

Move the skillet to the oven and place on the top rack (don’t put the handle in the oven if it’s not oven safe) and let the broiler cook the top part of the egg, it takes only 20-30 seconds or so. Remove the pan and flip the other part of the egg mixture on top of the veggie mixture. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photo by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Zucchini Lasagna


By replacing the lasagna noodles with thin sliced zucchini you can create a delicious, lower carb (gluten-free) lasagna that’s loaded with vegetables, and you won’t miss the pasta!

This recipe is from the archives, but needed a photo-makeover. I also like to make some of my older recipes over to see if I can improve them. I made slight adjustments to the original recipe, so if you have an old printout, you may want to re-print it. This feeds eight, and is quite filling. Everyone in my house likes it, including my picky daughter.

The first time I made this, I didn’t grill the zucchini first, but there was a lot of liquid so I found grilling it first greatly improved it. I soaked up as much of the liquid as I could with paper towels before layering the ingredients. I think the next time I make this, I’ll try it with turkey sausage in place of the ground beef, I bet it will be spectacular!

Tip: Using a mandoline[1] is a must to slice the zucchini thin, and it’s quick and easy. You can also make the sauce ahead of time if you want to speed this up for a weeknight.

Zucchini Lasagna
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/8 • Old Points: 8 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 345 • Fat: 17 g • Carbs: 16 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 36 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 801 (without salt)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb 93% lean beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • 15 oz part-skim ricotta
  • 16 oz part-skin mozzarella cheese, shredded (Sargento)
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 large egg

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked drain in colander to remove any fat. Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 2 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for at least 30-40minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick.

Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8″ thick slices, add lightly salt and set aside or 10 minutes. Zucchini has a lot of water when cooked, salting it takes out a lot of moisture. After 10 minutes, blot excess moisture with a paper towel.

On a gas grill or grill pan, grill zucchini on each side, until cooked, about 1-2 minutes per side. Place on paper towels to soak any excess moisture.

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well.

In a 9×12 casserole spread some sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini to cover. Then place some of the ricotta cheese mixture, then top with the mozzarella cheese and repeat the process until all your ingredients are used up. Top with sauce and mozzarella and cover with foil.

Bake 45 minutes covered at 375°, then uncovered 15 minutes. Let stand about 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

References

  1. ^ mandoline (www.amazon.com)

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