Recipes

Crispy lettuce cups

A crunchy alternative to the humble wrap.

Crispy lettuce cups

Method

  1. Prepare the rice vermicelli following the instructions on the pack. Drain, then cut the vermicelli into short lengths and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and chicken mince and cook over high heat until golden, season with the soy sauce.
  3. Stir in vegetables. Cook over high heat for a further 3 to 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
  4. Add vermicelli to the pan and gently fold it in. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Spread spring onions on top. Turn the heat off and allow to cool.
  5. To serve, spoon the mixture into lettuce cups. Top with coriander.

Tips

To make glute-free, replace soy sauce with sweet chilli sauce.

To keep the contents secure in the lunchbox, you can wrap the lettuce leaf closed and pin it with a toothpick.

Note

Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. Search ‘food and choking' at health.govt.nz

Crispy lettuce cups

To serve

To serve: 12

You need

  • 150g rice vermicelli
  • 500g mince (chicken, beef or pork)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 Tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 600g seasonal or frozen vegetables e.g. diced green beans/ capsicum, match sticked carrot, frozen mixed peas, corn and carrot
  • 2 Tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 medium iceberg lettuce

Method

  1. Prepare the rice vermicelli following the instructions on the pack. Drain, then cut the vermicelli into short lengths and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and chicken mince and cook over high heat until golden, season with the soy sauce.
  3. Stir in vegetables. Cook over high heat for a further 3 to 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
  4. Add vermicelli to the pan and gently fold it in. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Spread spring onions on top. Turn the heat off and allow to cool.
  5. To serve, spoon the mixture into lettuce cups. Top with coriander.

Tips

To make glute-free, replace soy sauce with sweet chilli sauce.

To keep the contents secure in the lunchbox, you can wrap the lettuce leaf closed and pin it with a toothpick.

Note

Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. Search ‘food and choking' at health.govt.nz

Crispy lettuce cups

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