Do you love the look of Japanese maki but aren't drawn to raw fish?And are you a fan of Southwest flavors and color? Well, these might be for you! The orange of a chile flour tortilla replaces the nori wrapper; the rice filling is replaced by black bean puree, and the crab and avocado provide a colorful center.They are great fun to make and eat .Kids love to get involved because they come together quickly and the possible variations are endless.(Uh oh, PB&J maki?!) These spirals were inspired by John Rivera Sedlar's "Modern Southwest Cuisine".
I have provided a dipping sauce but I prefer the flavor of the rolls unadorned. Their refrigerated shelf life is about 5 days, and because the black bean puree is not wet, they will not get soggy.
. —LE BEC FIN