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Official Opinions: Five Spice Turkey and Lettuce Wraps

Looking for an exciting and new summer recipe to add to your back  pocket? How about trying yummy Five Spice Turkey and Lettuce wraps to keep you feeling light and refreshed while having your taste buds gratified! Chinese and Mexican influenced, this fun and edgy cuisine can be served as an appetizer or a meal. With a little extra chile-garlic sauce, ginger, cilantro and diced mangos, this dish will be a tempting and colorful presentation to your friends and family before or after any special occasion this summer! Thank you to our brand new intern N’Jameh Camara, for finding this new food for the Stitely group!

Ingredients:

Photo courtesy of Delish.com

  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 cup(s) instant brown rice
  • 2 teaspoon(s) sesame oil
  • 1 pound(s) 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh ginger
  • 1  large red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup(s) water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon(s) hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon(s) five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 head(s) Boston lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/or chives
  • 1  large carrot, shredded

Directions

  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, spoon portions of the turkey mixture into lettuce leaves, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.

Thanks to Delish.com for sharing this recipe for such friends at the Stitely office to have some good eats!

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