Recipe by oloschiavo
This is a great recipe adapted from an Australian Institute of Sport cookbook... so it must be good for you! Good for an appetizer at a big dinner party, or on its own for a main meal.
Top Review by NataschAnn
These were pretty tasty. My husband and son both thought that they were lacking in flavor, my daughters and I thought they were fine. My husband ended up using some Hot Sesame Chili oil on his and liked them better that way. When I got to the part about adding the Coriander, I wasn't sure how much to use, as it's not indicated in the ingredient list. I also was not certain when to add the cilantro or the rice. I think the instructions could have been a little clearer.
- olive oil flavored cooking spray (1 spray)
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 300 g ground chicken
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons minced ginger
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (more if you like)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 5 cups cooked long-grain rice
- 12 leaves iceberg lettuce
Directions See How It's Made
- Spray pan with oil and heat.
- Cook onion until soft.
- Add chicken mince, garlic and ginger. Cook until chicken is browned.
- Add pepper, cook until soft.
- Add fish sauce and sweet chilli sauce to taste.
- Add cilantro.
- Scoop one spoonful of rice and one spoonful of chicken mixture into a lettuce leaf. Parcel it up to eat with your hands. Yum-o!
- Based on NataschAnn's helpful comments I have made some improvements to this recipe. Firstly, I have changed step 6 to read "cilantro" instead of "coriander". They are one in the same, in Australia we call it coriander, and that's what I had written in the ingredients section. However, the Zaar's automatic ingredient formatter changed my coriander to cilantro and confusion has ensued! That'll learn me -- Second, I have rewritten step 7 so it is clearer to understand. The original intent of this recipe is to keep the rice separate from the chicken mixture, but really it's up to you - feel free to combine them before spooning into the lettuce, like in Stormylee's pic (which is beautiful by the way, thank you Stormylee!). I hope this clears up any issues. Thanks again for the constructive criticism.