Easy and fun to eat, this gluten-free, healthy turkey lettuce wrap recipe has zesty Tex-Mex flavor. Serve the lettuce wraps with tortilla chips and your favorite salsa. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring rice and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 30 to 40 minutes (see Tip). Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey, onion, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and cayenne; cook, stirring, until the turkey is cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes. Add black beans and cook until heated thorough, about 2 minutes. Serve with the cooked rice, guacamole and sour cream in the lettuce leaves.

Tips

To have the most success cooking whole-grain rice, use a pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook on your coolest (or simmer) burner, making sure the rice is simmering at the lowest bubble. When preparing a recipe that calls for less than 1 cup of dry rice, like this, we found that rice is done quicker than when cooking a larger amount. So, when cooking a small batch of rice, start checking it after 30 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; 23.7 g total fat; 5.9 g saturated fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 639 mg sodium. 922 mg potassium; 42.4 g carbohydrates; 9.5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 30.9 g protein; 3633 IU vitamin a iu; 31 mg vitamin c; 82 mcg folate; 93 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2019
My husband & I both love this recipe! Made the taco filling spiced as written omitted the salt and combined rice with the mixture. Of course adding the rice made the taco portions larger. I served two tacos in small corn taco shells & 2 in lettuce wraps. This recipe would also work great as part of a taco salad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2015
Tasty and filling We liked these a lot and felt well fed. Easy and quick to make. Our only problem was not having access to bib lettuce leaves big enough to act as wraps. They worked just as well just putting the taco filling on top of a bed of the rice as you might with a stew or something you might get at a Chinese restaurant. Pros: Nicely seasoned filling easy to prepare Cons: Hard to get lettuce big enough to act as a wrap Read More