Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a easy, wonderful, light yet filling meal with turkey or beef, rice and fresh veggies! Fun to eat! You will need at least 8 - (10 inch) bamboo skewers for cooking the meat.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 cup water
- 16 large lettuce leaves
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1 cup green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
- 1 cup sliced radish
- 1⁄3 cup light soy sauce
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- In a medium bowl, mix together ground turkey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and 2 teaspoons ginger. Form into 16 meatballs and roll into ovals. Cover and refrigerate.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine rice with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
- Preheat the grill or broiler.
- Arrange rice, lettuce leaves, carrots, scallions, radishes and red peppers onto a serving platter or place each into a small bowl.
- In a medium bowl, mix together 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup water, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons garlic, 1 tablespoon ginger, and sugar. Divide into 4 small dipping bowls.
- Thread two meatballs onto each 10 inch skewer. Grill or broil for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally to brown all sides. If broiling, line the broiler pan with aluminum foil and drain fat after 6 minutes.
- To eat, place a leaf of lettuce onto the palm of your hand, spoon on a little rice, then a meat roll, and a few of the vegetables. Roll up and dip in dipping sauce or spoon sauce over.
FANTASTIC and FUN! I made this as directed but made the turkey mix into small patties and broiled them in my cast iron skillet. I cut my carrots into ribbons with my peeler and added some cilantro to the plate. I used short-grain brown rice cooked with dehydrated ginger and fresh minced garlic. We found this a bit difficult to roll in the lettuce leaves so ended up tearing up the lettuce and making salads. The dressing is wonderful! Freddy Cat says thanks for the turkey! Made for the Please Review tag game.
This was so different for us and I love how healthy it is. I thought it was delicious and so did my 13 yr. DS. We both give it five-stars. Dad said three and my DD of 15 yrs. said 3-4 and my youngest daughter, who's pretty picky about veggies, gives it a 4. The benefits of this recipe are: its inexpensive, healthy, tastey and quick. I would recommend preparing the dipping sauce way ahead to give the flavors time to meld. I also added extra sugar, ginger and garlic. It was really good. Thanks!