Juanes consist of seasoned rice wrapped in a green bijao leaf. Seasoning typically includes turmeric and cumin, giving the rice a warm flavor and a yellowish color. Most juanes also contain a small piece of chicken, a slice of egg and an olive or two.
Once prepared, everything is neatly wrapped in the bijao leaf, creating a perfectly portable and durable snack. Juanes are a specialty in the Peruvian jungle, where sizes range from manageable to bigger than a house brick (massive juanes are common during the Festival of San Juan).Next, Corn-based Tamales