Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

June/July 2006

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Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with chile-garlic sauce and rice vinegar for extra zip; toss diced mango and strawberries with lime juice for a quick dessert.

"I loved this recipe. I used fresh basil and chives from my garden. Delicious and very filling! "

46 Reviews for Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps


These were quick to prepare and very delicious. Used Trader Joe's frozen brown rice. Even easier than the instant brown rice--no water to boil.

Fast and easy
Easy and delicious

Made this for dinner tonight for my husband and a friend of ours. There's not much left over, as we each ate three very full wraps. I added some basil and 1 tsp of chile garlic sauce. I ended up not having any hoisin sauce so I found a recipe online to make my own. Came out great! (4 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp peanut butter, 1 Tbsp honey or molasses, 2 tsp rice vinegar, 1 garlic clove and 2 tsp sesame oil). The water chestnuts added a nice crunch to it and it was the right amount of spicy for us. Definitely a keeper of a recipe!


Excellent. Used cut up green beans instead of green peppers. Great weeknight dinner!

Easy and healthy
Filling & healthy

Far tastier than I imagined. I added sriracha sauce when serving & used lots of fresh cilantro & mint. When I make brown rice I always freeze any leftovers so I just defrosted a cups worth in the microwave, made this even easier!

Quickly, nutritious, diet friendly
Fast, Flavorful, and Healthy!

Here are my alterations to the recipe:

1.) Added an additional 1 1/2 TSBP of Hoisin Sauce
2.) Included one medium sized hot red pepper, diced
3.) Cooked 1/2 C of Brown rice in rice cooker instead of using Instant Brown rice. *Note- this will not make a full cup of rice, but I like having more meat than rice in my wraps
4.) used 3/4 cup (maybe a little more) of Chicken Broth. I found that the original recipe was a little dry the evening after I made this the first time. Add more broth kept the dish moist for reheating the leftovers.

Sauces I prepared for this dish:
- 2 TBSP of Vinegar, 1 TBSP of soy, 3 dots of Sriracha
- Kung Pao Sauce

Fast, Fresh, plenty of leftovers
Comments (1)


Roze wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

This was a hit!! We couldnt

This was a hit!! We couldnt stop eating it. Cant believe my family is actually excited that we have leftovers!! lol... Other then not being able to find the five spice(had to make my own) everything was simple to prepare.
definitley a family favorite now :o)

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