This dish is one of my diet-friendly favorites. The secret to keeping it super low carb, and getting a filing amount of food is the shirataki rice noodles. They’ve got a bad rap because of the weird smell and texture, but when used as a filler, these noodles are just that…a filler. It’ll takes on the taste of whatever it is cooked with, so it works perfectly in this dish because of all the asian-style zest. It can be a bit tricky to locate shirataki rice at the grocery store, so I usually opt to buy mine in bulk on Amazon. If you aren’t as avid of an Amazon fanatic as me, try scoping them out at your local grocer or online. If you are a shirataki-skeptic, you can substitute this ingredient with regular rice or cauliflower rice. Liquid aminos are another ingredient that can be tricky to find. This is a health-ified version of soy sauce (so much so that I cannot tell the difference!). Usually they can be found in the organic/healthy food section of the grocery store, but when in doubt, Amazon has you covered if you are willing to pay a bit more for the convenience. So give these Asian-Inspired Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce a try for yourself!
Ingredients (per serving)
- For the lettuce wraps:
- 1 head of lettuce
- 3.5 oz 99% lean ground turkey
- 1/2 bag Shirataki rice
- 1 tbsp liquid aminos
- 4 oz chopped mushrooms (I used canned)
- 1 oz chopped yellow onion
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp ginger
- Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, ground ginger
- For the sauce:
- 6 g powdered peanut butter
- 1 tbsp liquid aminos
- .5 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sriacha chili sauce
- 1/4 tsp cornstarch
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
- I like to start by prepping all my ingredients. I chop my onions, measure out & set aside weighted ingredients, and get out my seasonings. The real first step is making your sauce. Super simple! All you do is mix the wet and dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix. You may need too add water to get a more liquid texture.
- Next, in one small pot, start boiling 1-2 cups water, and spray a separate small-medium pot with Pam (I used the coconut oil version), then turn to medium-high heat. Add your onions, mushrooms garlic, and ginger to the sprayed pot. Saute until fragrant.
- Next, add your ground turkey, liquid aminos, and seasoning to the saute mix. Brown the meat, then cover and turn the heat down as low as possible.
- Once your water is boiling, add you shirataki rice after draining and rinsing it in a mesh strainer. Let it boil for 2 minutes, then restrain it to remove all water.
- Add your dry shirataki rice to the pan with your other ingredients, stir, and mix in additional seasonings and liquid aminos to taste.
- From there, you can assemble your lettuce wraps and top with peanut sauce. Enjoy!
- Calories, for entire serving: 235 calories
- Macros: 33p/14c/4.5f