Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

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Preparation Time:  30 minutes
Cooking Time:  0 minutes
Course: main dish
Cusine: asian


·  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



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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the filling (through Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Serve cold or reheat in the microwave.
  • Notes: Hoisin sauce is a spicy, sweet sauce made from soybeans, chiles, garlic and spices. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least a year.
  • Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.


Per serving: 285 calories; 11 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 66 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 26 g protein; 5 g fiber; 543 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (150% daily value), Vitamin C (140% dv), Iron (25% dv), Folate (20% dv).

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat


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