Thai Lettuce Wraps with Sticky Cashews recipe

Thai Lettuce Wraps with Sticky Cashews

This recipe makes it easy to prepare lettuce wraps, a favorite appetizer in Thai and Asian-fusion restaurants. The Bibb lettuce leaves add a crisp outer layer to a delicious mix of organic quinoa, brown rice, veggies and cashew. It becomes totally irresistible when you add the drizzling sauce!

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

0 min

Servings

4

Ingredients

Wraps:
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsps. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cashew halves
  • 1 package (8.5 ounces) SEED OF CHANGE™ Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Assorted vegetables, such as shredded carrot, chopped green onion, bell pepper strips and sliced radish
  • Assorted fresh herbs, such as chopped cilantro, mint and/or basil
Drizzling Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. plain rice vinegar
  • 1 small clove finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped gingerroot
  • 1 tsp. honey

Directions

  1. Spray 12-inch square of aluminum foil with nonstick spray; place on heat-proof surface. Set aside.
  2. In 8-inch nonstick skillet, stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice and cayenne pepper.
  3. Heat over medium heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minutes.
  4. Stir in cashews; continue cooking 1–2 minutes longer or until soy mixture is thicken and clinging to cashews.
  5. Immediately transfer nuts to aluminum foil. Separate nuts with 2 forks; let cool.
  6. Heat SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice as directed on package.
  7. For each lettuce wrap, place 1/4 cup SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Organic Quinoa & Brown rice in center of lettuce leaf.
  8. Top with about 1 tbsp. cashews and desired amount of vegetables and herbs.
  9. Drizzling Sauce: In small bowl, stir together 2 tbsps. light soy sauce, 1 tbsp. plain rice vinegar, 1 small clove finely chopped garlic, 1 tsp. finely chopped gingerroot and 1 tsp. honey.
  10. Spoon drizzling sauce over each wrap.

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Nutrition Info
Servings 4
Calories (per serving) 270
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Fat % DV 12%
Saturated Fat % DV 8%
Trans Fat % DV 0%
Cholesterol N/A
Cholesterol % DV N/A
Sodium 530mg
Sodium % DV 22%
Total Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 16g
Total Carbohydrates % DV 14%
Dietary Fiber % DV 12%
Protein 7g