Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups are diabetic friendly!

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups – This is the easiest, quickest meal you can make. If you are quick in the kitchen, you can get these on the table in less than 20 minutes. Plus, it’s budget-friendly and you can easily double or triple the recipe, as needed. What more could you ask for? I’ve found that the filling keeps well in the fridge. This means that I can make a big batch for dinner and then have the leftovers for lunch over the next few days, or make this for a party without cooking at the last minute. Add a splash of chicken broth if the filling looks dry; otherwise, heat up what you need in the microwave.

Serve this with some crispy Ragoons, Soybean Sprout Soup or some crunchy Mushroom Spring Rolls.

  • Author: Taste of Home
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30

Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce, optional
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and, if desired, chili sauce until blended. In a large skillet, cook turkey and celery 6-9 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain.
  2. Add ginger and garlic to turkey; cook 2 minutes. Stir in soy sauce mixture, water chestnuts and carrot; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in rice; heat through. Serve in lettuce leaves.

Notes

  • Nutrition Facts: 2 filled lettuce cups: 353 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Serving Size: 4

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