I will NEVER turn down something that tastes or looks like mexican food. And because of my lacking meaty and cheesy part in my diet, I have to be a little creative as to what I can substitute for that authentic craving! So here, I present to you my home made Black Garbanzo Bean Spelt Wraps!
You will need:
- ORGANIC Dried Garbanzo Beans (Soaked for 6+ hours)
- Black Rice
- Sea Salt (Non-Iodized)
- Dill Weed (Dried)
- Oregano (Dried)
- Cumin Powder
- Onion Powder
- Ginger Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Fresh Limes (4-5 Key Limes preferred) ORGANIC
- Cilantro (Fresh) ORGANIC
- Grape Tomatos ORGANIC
- Green Onions ORGANIC
- More Cilantro ORGANIC
- More Salt
- Whole Grain Spelt Tortillas (Whole Foods)
- Avocado ORGANIC
(All seasonings should be organic as well. If not, they will have to do!)
Alright. Lets get started!
- First, cook the garbanzo beans until they're soft. Once at a soft texture, add the black rice. Measurements for the beans and rice should be 1/2 and 1/2 depending on size and desired amount. But just make sure its equal parts.
- Once you add the black rice, you will add in the dried seasonings, salt, fresh cilantro, squeeze the juice from a whole lime, and let simmer. For this I used a rice cooker to make sure the beans and rice were perfectly cooked through without burning them or over cooking them. KEEP COVERED for about 20 min, check on rice. If rice doesnt seem to be a what almost looks "popped open", keep the lid on for another 10-15 minutes.
- Next, take your fresh extra cilantro, grape tomatoes, and green onions & make sure they are washed thoroughly. Cut the tomatoes into quarters. Chop the cilantro briefly, and chop the onions finely. Next, put the results into a mixing bowl and add your lime juice, a tad of salt and cut the fresh avocado to top your wraps as a substitute for cheese!
- Finally, lay your Whole Spelt Tortilla flat on a plate, put the beans and rice on first, then top it off with your fresh cut veggie mix and avocado! A SPRITZ of additional lime is optional :) ENJOY!
Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms, onions and tomatoes mixed in with rice and beans to make a brilliant substitute for a meat texture! Season with cumin, lime, basil and oregano for that savory taste. (optional)