Sunday, September 14, 2008

Amy's Asian Lettuce Wraps

This is a recipe that my friend, Amy, came up with!

4 cups water
2 cups uncooked white rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup chopped peanuts
2 carrots, shredded
3-4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil (opt.)
1/4 teaspoon hot chile paste
1 head iceberg lettuce leaves, separated

In a saucepan combine the water and rice. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, until water is absorbed. Set aside and keep warm. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Cook the turkey, green onions, and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly brown. Add the peanuts, carrot, Hoisin, and soy sauce, stirring frequently until heated through. Remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil and chile paste. To serve: spoon a small amount of rice into each lettuce leaf, top with the stir-fry mixture, and drizzle with additional soy sauce or hoisin, if desired. Wrap the lettuce leaf to enclose the filling.
Serves 3-4.

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