Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lettuce Wraps

I've never been to a P.F. Changs but I have heard wonders about the lettuce wraps, I found a recipe on line but I changed it a bit to suit me and my family. They were super yummy and I just stir fried some rice noodles along side with some carrots and broccoli.

5 Chicken breast, boneless skinless, small diced*
1 pkg white mushrooms, small diced
1 can water chestnuts, small diced
1/2 onion, minced
2 T garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated**
2 dried chiles***
1 head of iceberg lettuce, seperated

3 T cornstarch
3 T soy sauce
1 T oil

2 T cornstarch
3 T soy sauce
3 T Hoisin sauce
3 T Oyster sauce
2 T white vinegar

Combine chicken in the marinade and toss. Heat wok and cook chicken till completely cooked. Remove from heat, add the rest of the indredients and allow to cook. Meanwhile combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside. Return chicken to wok and add the sauce. Simmer till combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve in lettuce cups and enjoy!
* ground chicken can be subsitituted
**store in freezer and use a small grater to grate the ginger.
*** more chiles can be used depending on your preference of heat.


  1. The wraps sound great! Lately I have been experimenting with various kinds of rice, you know like basamati and red rice and I am trying to find some "forbidden" rice. I'm just curious and I like the red rice-it is chewier and nuttier that even brown rice. Do you know any great rice ideas or have any suggestions?

  2. rice is not my friend. I have a bunch of recipes but I'm never really happy with them. However the one rice dish I happen to love is Risotto, usually made with arborio rice but can be made with long grain, super yummy with lots of cheese. I don't think I've heard of forbidden rice... let me know if you find some I'd be interested in checking it out too!