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It seems that these days, I'm in the mood to try something new all the time.  I guess I'm just bored with food. It seems I can almost always eat Asian-inspired dishes and tonight was one of those nights.  I decided tonight's mission was to try my hand at making Asian chicken lettuce wraps; however, I wasn't sure how well this would be received by my picky little 7 year old.  She seems to like a lot of Asian dishes we have had at various restaurants, so all hope wasn't lost. 

Here's what you'll need

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps w/Brown Rice

1lb ground chicken
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup hoison sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp Rice vinegar
2 cloves garlice, minced
1 medium carrot, grated
3 green onion, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 head lettuce (iceberg, butter, or bibb)
2 cups brown rice
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp black pepper

Begin by preparing brown rice according to package instructioins.


In a 10 inch skillet, add olive oil and heat.  Add chicken and brown.


While chicken is cooking, prepare vegetables.


Add onions, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and hoison sauce to chicken.  Stir to combine.  Cook until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes.


Add scallions, water chestnuts, and carrots to mixture.


Sprinkle with ginger and black pepper.  Stir to combine and cook and additional 2 to 3 minutes.


Stir on lettuce leaves.  Can accompany with brown rice.

My daughter loved this meal!  She ate everything which rarely happens so it must have been good.  If you like your chicken to be a little more spicy, you can add 1 tsp Chinese Hot mustard or more to taste.  I left this out because my daughter does not eat things that are spicy; however, this didn't really impact the taste of the dish as everyone in my family really enjoyed it!


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