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Turkey Ginger Rice Lettuce Wraps

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Number of Servings: 8


  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar, granulated or brown
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3/4 pound lean ground turkey (15% fat)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger or 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 8 large lettuce leaves


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a small bowl, blend the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and hot sauce.
  3. In a large skillet, sauté turkey, celery and carrot until the turkey begins to brown, 10 minutes. Break turkey into crumbles as it cooks.
  4. Add ginger and garlic. Cook 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in soy sauce mixture and water chestnuts. Cook 2 minutes longer.
  6. Stir in cooked rice. Heat through.
  7. Serve in lettuce leaves.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • No water chestnuts? Use chopped celery instead.
  • No sesame oil? Use any type of vegetable oil.

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