I’ve made these wraps a few times. I always forget how good they are and I end up saying “Why don’t I make these more often!” They are super healthy, quick and delicious.
They keep well in the refrigerator and I love to have them for lunches. I did think that blanching the pea pods was annoying. I no longer blanch the pea pods when I make them, I just throw them in with the onions and cook them a bit. One less step. I’m all about cutting steps out of things and making it easier.
Peking Asian Chicken Wraps ~ Adapted from Eat Better America
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 green onions
1/4 pound snow peas, trimmed
1 heaping cup of shredded cabbage (I used cabbage mix)
1 cup shredded carrot (I used a bit less as I had cabbage in my mix)
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar (recipe called for unseasoned, I like seasoned better)
2 teaspoons ginger (I used from a jar)
2 cups shredded chicken, cooked (I used 10 oz)
8 whole wheat tortillas
8 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- Cook rice according to directions, set aside.
- Heat water in saucepan to boiling, add snow peas and cook for about 30 seconds. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Cut lengthwise into small strips. In a bowl, stir together snow peas, cabbage, carrot, rice vinegar and ginger.
- Heat sesame oil in pan, add green onions, cook and stir for a minute, then stir green onions and oil into cooked rice. Add rice mixture to the bowl of veggies.
- Add chicken to veggies and rice. My chicken was cooked, but frozen so I threw it in the pan and thawed it out and made it warm.
**The actual recipe called for the rice, veggie mixture and chicken to be all separate. I preferred to throw it all in the same bowl. We liked this warm but you could eat it cold as well. We put the hoisin sauce on the bottom of a toasted tortilla and then a scoop of the chicken/rice/veggie mixture. This made 8 wraps using 8 inch whole wheat tortillas.
Total calories = 2140 calories8
servings = 268 calories per wrap