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Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe
  • READY IN 47 mins

Asian Lettuce Wraps

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"After many attempts and searching for recipes, I have ended up with this one. Easy to do and great as a summer meal outside. Try different versions by alternating optional ingredients, such as peanuts, peppers, shrimp, steamed rice noodles, diced teriyaki chicken, scrambled egg, or bean sprouts. The possibilities are endless!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    32 mins

    47 mins


  1. 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.
  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Cook the pork, green onions, and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly brown. Add the tofu, carrot, Hoisin, and soy sauce, stirring frequently until heated through. Remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil and chile paste.
  3. 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.
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  • Optional additional stir fry ingredients
  • These may be used in place of or in addition to the tofu: chopped peanuts, peppers, shrimp, rice noodles, diced chicken, scrambled egg or bean sprouts.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made this last night for dinner. It was terrific. I substituted cabbage and water chestnuts for the tofu, used more garlic than called for and left out the vegetable oil completely. It was very tasty and a good summer time meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

Sorry, but I have to tell you...this just didn't work for me at all. I made the filling exactly as described and it was very tasty. But when I tried to wrap the filling, the lettuce kept breaking and they ended up looking just awful.

Dec 01, 2005

This is one of my all-time favourite recipes.. you can easily make it low-carb with switching to low-carb hoisin sauce, and swapping out the carrots. All my friends wanted the recipe.

Jan 06, 2005

Outstanding recipe! Tasted better than PF Changs!

May 19, 2005

Very good. It did need additional hoisin, chile paste, soy sauce, & sesame oil. We mixed the rice into the pork mixture which made filling the lettuce leaves a bit easier; however, they are still quite messy. Messy, but yummy!

Jun 22, 2006

My husband and I Loved this! We love to eat the wraps at the Yardhouse- and this seemed close to that recipe! I doubled the sauce per someone elses review and added 1 cup crushed peanuts! Awesome! Will definitely make this again

Feb 02, 2006

I had been looking for a great lettuce wrap recipe ever since I had them at a famous asian restaurant. These are it!! I made them with local shrimp and they were just divine. I need more practice with pulling the lettuce off in a whole leaf, but this recipe is good enough to keep trying!

Sep 01, 2004

This Recipe is great! I have had somehting similar at a restaurant and we loved them! I skipped the meat & used a good amount of tofu.


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  • Calories
  • 836 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 95.5 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 31 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 8 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 45.8 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 774 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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