I'm mostly blogging this so I don't forget the recipe, better write it down while it's fresh in my head! I'm pretty proud of myself, I just made absolutely excellent Southwest Egg Rolls with no recipe, Rice, or Cheese. I'm creative though so I pulled an idea out of my you know where.
Went to the produce stand and got:
2 Roma Tomatoes
1 Bunch of Cilantro
1 Small Jalapeno
1 Red Onion (flat the better, it means they'll be sweeter)
2 pckgs of Frozen Egg Roll wraps (got at ESH's months ago)
2 Chicken Breasts
7 Cloves of Garlic
Now what to do about rice and cheese? Well I didn't have either soooooo I may have used a box of Four Cheese Rice A Roni. Hey kill two birds with one stone, right?
So here's what you do:
~Put a few pats of unsalted butter in a small frying pan and let em' melt
~Lay your chicken breasts on it and turn the heat to medium
~As you breasts are cooking you can mince a few cloves of garlic, a few tbsp of red onion, mince a pinky fingers worth of jalapeno and shred a bunch of cilantro in there. This will allow these elements to cook a little and give the chicken a nice flavor.
~While all this is going on chop up your tomatoes and a bit more of all of your veggies and leave it in a bowl.
~Meanwhile you should be cooking your Rice A Roni or whatever rice you like
~Once your chicken is done take them out and lay them on a plate to rest for a few minutes, this will lock in the juices.
~Throw all your fresh veggies in with your nice cooked ones in the pan and mix them around.
~Once your chicken is cooled a little shred it into the pan and mix everything up
Now that your ingredients are done:
~Lay your wrap out in a diamond, so there's a point facing you.
~In the bottom third lay a small layer of rice
~Then a small handful of your chicken/veggie mix
~Fold the bottom third away from you
~Fold the left and right in to the center so they touch (or at least get close)
~Continue to roll
~Seal the tip with a little water and flour mix or egg yolk
~Fry the babies in a good amount of whatever oil you prefer (olive oil probably not tasty with this, but peanut or sunflower totally) for about 5 minutes or until the outside is golden brown and blistering.
~Finish with a little cilantro then take pictures and make your friends jealous of how cool you are. :-)