Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

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Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining.

 Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup instant brown rice

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, (see Note)

  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder, (see Note)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/or chives

  • 1 large carrot, shredded

Directions
  1. Prepare the filling (through Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Serve cold or reheat in the microwave.

  2. 4 servings, 1 1/4 cups filling each

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
286
Carbohydrates
24g
Fat
11g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
26g
Cholesterol
65mg
Dietary Fiber
5g
Potassium
414mg
Sodium
596mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1/2 starch
2 vegetable
3 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1 1/2
Vitamin A (146% daily value)
Vitamin C (97% dv)
Folate &amp
Iron (23% dv).

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4 replies

farang
farang 2013-07-01 23:38:51 -0500 Report

instant rice equals SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATE equals RAPID METABOLISATION equals SUGAR SPIKE!!!

Grammy Holly
Grammy Holly 2013-07-01 17:50:58 -0500 Report

Am I missing something? It says (see note) under 5 spice powder and Hoisin sauce yet I don't see the note. Also, it says prepare filling to Step 2. Where does Step 2 begin? This recipe is not friendly to me. Yet I'd love to make it if I knew what the 5 spice powder was. HELP!