Another Way to Get Your Brown Rice: Gluten-Free and Nutritious Brown Rice Tortillas
On Sunday I wrote about how brown rice has been added to the list of whole grains and urged BlogHer readers to eat more brown rice. Today I'm back with another idea featuring brown rice. Brown rice tortillas are a lower-glycemic index alternative to corn or flour tortillas, as well as being a perfect idea for anyone who needs to avoid gluten in their diet.
In Utah I can find brown rice tortillas at Whole Foods, but I haven't seen them at my regular grocery store yet. For me, they're worth making an extra trip, and besides I have to go to Whole Foods occasionally to get my favorite Greek Yogurt anyway! The brown rice tortillas are in the refrigerated case at Whole Foods, and I keep them in the fridge or freezer at my house too.
I've only recently discovered them, and so far have only used them for Baked Brown Rice Tortilla Chips (pictured above.) Since I try to avoid corn and white flour due to their high glycemic index, these chips were a perfect snack for me.
Plenty of other food bloggers were ahead of me in discovering the brown rice tortillas. I first noticed them this summer when Karina's Kitchen posted her fried version of Brown Rice Tortilla Chips (pictured above.) And though Karina cautions that the tortillas are only good when they're fresh, she uses them in dishes like Gluten-Free Pesto, Bacon and Tomato Wraps and Gluten-Free Tostada Nuevas.
Another blogger who used the tortillas to make a snack was Book of Yum, who calls her version Brown Rice Pita Chips. She didn't like the brown rice tortillas for wraps, but did enjoy this use of them as a flat-bread type snack. Then she made her own brown rice crepes and used them in Savory Crepes with Peanut-Veggie Filling (pictured above.)
If you're interested in eating more nutritious brown rice and/or avoiding tortillas that contain gluten or white flour, there are some tasty ideas to get you started. BlogHer readers, what other tasty ideas can you think of for brown rice tortillas?
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