Veggie Nori Wrap is a great idea for a healthy lunch or dinner. I learned this recipe idea from my mom when I was in college.
It was then (in 2007) when my father learned that he had early signs of diabetes. This news took him by surprise and he vowed to do a 360 change to his diet and lifestyle. In fact, I remember him vowing to never eat white rice or meat any more. I didn’t think he was serious. But amazingly, he did do just that on that day, cutting out meat and rice from his diet 100%. In cold turkey fashion.
10 years later, and he still hasn’t touched meat or white rice. My mom would love when I visited home from college. We immediately went to go eat Korean BBQ together! For the last decade, my dad ate a variety of whole grain, beans and legumes as his “daily rice”. And he replaced meat with seafood. I am still amazed by his determination and grit! Six months after his transformation, the glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol all returned to normal ranges. He fought off diabetes and stays true to his commitment to this day.
One of the dishes we started to enjoy as a family was this Veggie Nori Wrap. It’s basically gimbap without the rice and meat, and with much more vegetables. I started to really like this dish as it never made me feel too full or bloated after the meal. I felt light on my stomach and high in energy. I thought it would be a good recipe to share with you in case you want to introduce more veggies into your weekly diet.
Veggie Nori Wrap
Yield 2 persons
Veggie Nori Wraps is a healthy lunch or dinner idea. A go-to recipe for my dad during his transition to a vegetarian lifestyle.
- Gim - 5 sheets
- Bell pepper - 1/2
- Red cabbage - Couple layers
- Avocado - 1
- Eggs - 3
- Radish sprouts - pinch of
- Soy sauce - 2 tablespoon
- Wasabi - a dash
- Julienne bell peppers, cabbage and avocado into thin strips. Place onto a large plate.
- Wash radish sprouts and place onto the plate as well.
Make Egg and Gim
- Crack three eggs into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Put frying pan on a low heat. Pour mixture in. Flip the egg patty once it has cooked on one side. Then place onto chopping board. Cut into thin strips. Clean out the residual oil from the frying pan with a paper towel.
- Then place one gim sheet into the pan. You will see the gim slightly shrink and crinkle from the heat. Gently pat down the sheet with a spatula for a 3-5 seconds. Repeat for the other sheets. Cut the sheets with a pair of scissors.
- Pour some soy sauce and wasabi into a small dipping plate. Then arrange all the vegetables.
- To eat, fill each gim squares with vegetables of your choice. Dip it in soy sauce and enjoy. Bon appetit!