How to Make Asian Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
Based on a popular Chinese recipe, these Asian lettuce wraps are healthy appetizers or a light dinner. See how to make lettuce wraps in this video. These turkey and lettuce wraps are quick and easy to make and have less fat and sodium than traditional recipes.
These Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps make a great appetizer or a quick low-cal dinner. And compared with a similar dish at a restaurant, you'll save 1,000 mg of sodium. Start by making the filling. Boil 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup instant brown rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons sesame oil to a large skillet. Add 1 pound lean ground turkey and 1 tablespoon minced ginger. Keep crumbling and stirring until the turkey is cooked through. Stir in the cooked rice along with some colorful crunchy veggies: 1 chopped red bell pepper and an 8-ounce can of chopped water chestnuts. Add 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until that's heated through. To roll the wraps, lay out 6 Boston lettuce leaves for each serving and divide 1/4 of the filling among them. Top by dividing 1 large shredded carrot and 1/2 cup chopped flavorful fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil or mint, among the wraps. Then just roll them up and enjoy. Find this recipe and more healthy recipes and eatingwell.com.