wraps ~ pork, veggie, rice & cheddar

This is a method – I repeat, this is a method – designed to use whatever you have on hand – in combination with the same ‘ole, same ‘ole, to create a brand new meal. Switch it up, combine things differently – you, your family and your friends will be amazed how a little imagination can transform the same ‘ole, same ‘ole, into the brand new, brand new! The contents of your wrap are as endless as a lot of things – so in an attempt to keep it light on the never-ending front – we all know about good & evil, love & hate, fraud & corruption, birth, death, taxes, disease, disaster & destruction – so how about dust, dishes & dirt – now that’s a never-ending story if I ever heard one!

vegetable rice pork wraps

The secret to pulling this off at a moment’s notice is to never, ever, ever, be caught without tortillas, (the whole-grainier the better) and you will be in a position to wrap whenever the urge strikes – Jay-Z beware, forget about empire, how about inspire state of mind!

vegetable rice pork wraps

As it happens regularly in my kitchen, I’m once again staring at the makings of a meal – a protein – in this case, a pork loin, a few vegetables – in this case, a head of cauliflower, an onion, a bit of garlic (!), a couple of carrots and a carb – in this case,  brown rice and a few tortillas. The question becomes, now what? Well, read on to see how a little pork loin, a couple of vegetables and rice come together like they’ve never come together before. It’s a new day – and this method, by the way, can bring anything together, kinda like community farms, church & velcro! Happy wrapping!

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vegetable rice pork wraps

1. Start with onions, garlic & cauliflower.

vegetable rice pork wraps

2. Mince the garlic, not all of it – 3-4 cloves will do – the rest is headed elsewhere!

vegetable rice pork wraps

3. Chop up the cauliflower – you could use any vegetable – broccoli, zucchini, celery, mushrooms, peppers …

carrot cake/carrots

4. Peel & half the carrots.

coleslaw

5. Grate the carrots – they cook much more quickly.

vegetable rice pork wraps

6. Stir-fry all the vegetables until softish.

vegetable rice pork wraps

7. I’m using pork loin – I diced it up. Like the veggies, you could use chicken, beef, fish, shrimp – just dice it up.

vegetable rice pork wraps

8. Get it cooking in a hot pan.

vegetable rice pork wraps

9. Keep going until it’s seared and caramelized.

vegetable rice pork wraps

10. Just like this – brown bits mean big flavour!

vegetable rice pork wraps

11. Cook some rice – or small pasta or diced potatoes …

vegetable rice pork wraps

12. Grab the tortillas and get ready to assemble. You’ll need something spreadable which acts as the “glue”. Open your fridge – it could be cream cheese, any dip, creamy salad dressing, roasted tomato, corn & black bean salsapasta or pesto sauce, plain yogurt, light sour cream or ricotta, refried beans, split-pea lentil diproasted red pepper purée or hummus – I had a little leftover artichoke dip.

vegetable rice pork wraps

13. Spread it to cover the tortilla.

vegetable rice pork wraps

14. Lay on a little of the vegetable mixture.

vegetable rice pork wraps

15. Top with a little rice.

vegetable rice pork wraps

16. Add a little pork.

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17. A little grated cheese brings it all together.

vegetable rice pork wraps

18. Roll it up burrito-style and repeat – fold the bottom of the tortilla over the filling, keep it snug, bring in both edges and keep rolling.

vegetable rice pork wraps

19. Fire up a pan to medium-high heat, and brown the tortillas on all sides – no oil required.

vegetable rice pork wraps

20. Flip and brown again.

vegetable rice pork wraps

21. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about – the outside is crispy, the inside is oozy, you’re impressed & your family is woozy!

vegetable rice pork wraps

22. Who could resist this? I serve it with a little spiced up plain yogurt or light sour cream. A dip always takes it over the top – deelish!

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