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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

May 29 2012

Five-Spice Turkey and Lettuce Wraps

    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

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