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Kale and Rice Rolls

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Gluten Free



12 medium sized lacinato kale leaves

½ of a medium sized onion, finely diced

4 oz of asparagus, chopped into ¼” pieces

2 teaspoon olive oil

1½ cups of cooked Lundberg Whole Grain Rice and Wild Rice or Rice and Quinoa side dishes

2oz of goat cheese, crumbled

Salt and pepper to taste


½ cup of plain greek yogurt

Zest and juice of ½ a lemon

½ a stalk of green garlic or 1 clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper


To prepare the kale, first bring a large pot of water to a boil, season with salt. While water is heating, remove ⅔ of the rib from each kale leaf, reserve for filling. Place all leaves into the water and blanch until soft and flexible, about 3 minutes. Remove leaves from water, drain and pat dry.

To prepare the filling, cut the kale ribs, asparagus and onions into small pieces. Heat 2 teaspoon of olive oil in a medium sized skillet over medium heat, add the onion and kale ribs, season lightly with salt and pepper and cook stirring frequently, until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the asparagus and continue cooking until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more. Add prepared rice and stir until well combined and all components are heated through. Remove from heat, add crumbled goat cheese and stir to combine.

To make the rolls, place the kale veined side down, and put 1-2 tablespoon of the filling in the middle. Fold the bottom of the kale leaf over the filling, then fold the top of the leave over the center, tucking and rolling the leaf into a tight roll. Press slightly to seal the top of the leaf to the roll. Place on a serving platter, with the top of the leaf tucked down. Repeat with remaining rolls.

To prepare sauce, mix together all sauce components until well combined, chill until ready to serve.

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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 94g

Amount Per Serving

Calories 100

Calories from Fat 35

Total Fat 4g

Saturated Fat 1.5g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 5mg

Sodium 430mg

Total Carbohydrate 12g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Sugars 2g

Protein 6g