When you are truly short on time or just kinda lazy and want a quick snack, you can make yourself some seaweed rolls or wraps.
I may have mentioned this before, in case I have not, truth is, M’s BFF and her family are our Korean food supplier here in Chiang Mai. They share home cooked Korean food with us as well as Korean snacks, junk food, etc.
So recently, after we returned to Chiang Mai, one of the items we received were two large bags of salted dry seaweed sheets. Yuuummmm! If you don’t have your own seaweed supplier, than you can easily purchase seaweed packages (seasoned ones even) at your local Asian market I’m sure. (I’m just kidding though, our neighbor gave us two packages and we only have one left!).
You will need:
Sheets of dry seaweed (Nori), cooked rice or sticky rice and pan roasted black sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are easy to make . Pan roast them and store them in a small jar for frequent use, including for times when you don’t feel like cooking.
Here’s how you make them.
Lay a sheet of seaweed on a plate
Place some hot rice across the sheet
Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds
If the seaweed is not salted or seasoned at all, than you can sprinkle some salt on the rice. If you want to get a bit fancier, you can add cucumber and some omelet (thinly sliced width of seaweed sheets). Place them across the width of the seaweed.
Another way to add flavor is to mix the soy sauce (just enough to give it some flavor) into the rice before it is placed on the seaweed.
Now, roll it up as if you’re rolling an eggroll!
And it is ready to eat.
We didn’t add anything else to our rolls this time (except I sprinkle chili peppers on mine). It just depends on our mood and what’s in my fridge and pantry.
Tips for Parents: It’s a quick and easy snack even my 8 year-old could help make. Great way to keep a toddler busy with a plate of rice and seaweed. Make sure the rice is not too hot. This is also a snack we could easily make on a road trip or while camping. While out and about it’s easy to use sticky rice which means you can eat it cold.
Hope you’ll have fun experimenting with this. Come back and tell me what you think.
Until the next yummy foodie post, cheers from Chiang Mai, Thailand.