Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

A great way to prepare summer salad vegetables and a healthy alternative to the sandwich!

Ingredients

For the sauce

2 tablespoons  crunchy, peanut butter (made using only peanuts)

2 tablespoons tamari

Juice of 1 lime

100 millilitre water

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the wraps

1 kilogramme summer vegetables sliced into matchsticks, grated or shredded - such as spring onions, cucumber, french beans, carrots, fennel, celery,, courgettes, spinach, sorrel.

8 large soft lettuce leaves

1 cup of brown rice

3 centremetre piece of peeled and grated ginger

Small bunch of coriander including stalks

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Method

1:  Place the rice in a sieve and rinse in cold water for a few minutes

2: Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan with the brown rice, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes until the rice is tender. Take rice off the heat and leave for 10 minutes then drain

3: Heat all the ingredients for the sauce gently in a small saucepan until they have blended together

4: Heat a large pan or wok on a medium high heat and add the coconut oil until it has melted.

5: Add the spring onions, ginger and any root vegetables for 2 minutes

6: Add any leafy vegetables for 2 minutes

5: Take the pan off the heat and add the cucumber and any salad leaves

6: Add the sauce and mix into the vegetables

7: Add a spoonful of rice, vegetable mix and chopped coriander to each lettuce leaf

8: Fold the lettuce leaf into an envelope and eat!

 

photo credit: pixabay



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