Five-Spice Turkey Lettuce Wraps


Author: EatingWell Magazine Today!
Description: lettuce wraps with brown rice and Turkey
1/2 cup water

1/2 cup instant brown rice/ or regular brown rice

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

1 large red bell pepper, finely diced

1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth msg free

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, (Dees recipe)

1 teaspoon five-spice powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated

1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/or chives

1 large carrot, shredded


1.Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add rice; reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

2.Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey and ginger; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until the turkey is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice, bell pepper, water chestnuts, broth, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder and salt; cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

3.To serve, spoon portions of the turkey mixture into lettuce leaves, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the filling (through Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Serve cold or reheat in the microwave. Notes: Hoisin sauce is a spicy, sweet sauce made from soybeans, chiles, garlic and spices. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least a year.u. Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section. If useing regular Brown rice increase the water to 1 cup and cook for 20 minutes


Preparation Time: 30 min Difficulty:very simple
Portions:1 portion Amount:1 1/4 cups filling each
Country/Region:United States of America Costs per Portion:?
Vegetarian:No lactose free:No
gluten free:Yes Calorie:285
Fat:11 g Protein:26 g
Carbohydrates:24 g
Last Updated:Sat 22 Jun 2013 12:05:35 PM MST viewed:4422 times viewed