Friday, May 18, 2012

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is DELISH. Ok, maybe not quite as good as PF Changs, but most definitely healthier! This meal is especially good for those of you who may be trying to cut down on carbs and increase your protein. Lean ground turkey and colorful veggies wrapped in green leafy goodness, cant get much better than that, right?

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps (Serves 4)
Adapted from here

-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup instant brown rice
-2 teaspoons sesame oil
-1 lb. lean ground turkey
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, chopped
-1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
-2 tablespoons chicken broth
-2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-2 heads boston lettuce, leaves separated
-1/2 cup chopped basil
-1 large carrot, shredded
-1/2 cucumber, diced

  • Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Add rice, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, cook, crumbling with spatula, until turkey is cooked through (about 6 minutes). Stir in cooked rice, bell pepper, water chestnuts, broth, hoisin sauce, garlic powder, and salt. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  • To serve, spoon turkey mixture into leattuce leaves, top with basil, shredded carrot, and cucumbers.
*Sesame oil and hoisin sauce can be found in the "Asian" section in the grocery store.

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