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Aug 5, 2013

Turkey lettuce wraps

Do you love PF Changs? Do you ALWAYS order their lettuce wraps for an appetizer because they are so yummy! So excited to share one of my favorite recipes with you. These are so much like PF Changs, you will think you are dining there! I changed a few things based on what I had on hand. :)


NGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (I used ground ginger)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced (I used green pepper)
  • 1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder, (see Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated (I used bagged lettuce and served "salad style")
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/or chives (did not use fresh herbs)
  • 1 large carrot, shredded



PREPARATION

  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, divide lettuce leaves among plates, spoon some of the turkey mixture into each leaf, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.

TIPS & NOTES

  • 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.
  • 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.

NUTRITION

Per serving: 285 calories; 11 g fat ( 3 g sat , 1 g mono ); 66 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 26 g protein; 5 g fiber; 543 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (150% daily value), Vitamin C (140% dv), Iron (25% dv), Folate (20% dv).



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