Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

Perfect for a light lunch or supper — crisp and fresh lettuce filled with shrimp and Minute® Rice are perfect any time of day.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 4-6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice, uncooked
  • ½ cup plum sauce
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 1 lb large shrimp, cooked
  • 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cucumber
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 12 bibb lettuce cups

Instructions

  • Made with Minute® White Rice, these tangy lettuce wraps are the perfect gluten-free midweek meal.

    Step 1

    Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

    Combine plum sauce, soy sauce and sriracha in medium bowl; reserve.

    Step 3

    Combine cooked rice, shrimp, pineapple, carrots, cucumber and cilantro in large bowl. Toss with ¾ of the sauce. Divide evenly among lettuce cups; drizzle with remaining sauce.

    Recipe Tip: Great with chicken, too. Or try this with tofu for a vegan dish.

Shrimp Tips for Perfection

Instead of buying pre-cooked shrimp, do it yourself! Shrimp is easy to prepare, but also easy to overcook – all it takes is one minute too long and they will firm up and become rubbery.. For best results follow these tips!

First, rinse the shrimp under cold water and pat them dry. If you buy frozen shrimp, leave them in cold – not hot – water to thaw. Leaving frozen meat in hot water will begin the cooking process, making it cook unevenly and giving it a weird texture! 

Next, peel off the shells. It is optional to devein by scoring the back of the shrimp with a sharp knife. This helps them cook more evenly. 

Then, heat a cast iron pan or any other pan over medium-high heat and add oil or butter. When the pan is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Only cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are pink and opaque. Once the shrimp curl into themselves, turn off the heat! 

Seasoning with lemon, garlic, paprika, or any of your favorite seasonings and serve immediately! 

Lost in the Sauce 

Plum Sauce is a sweet and sour condiment that you can find in the asian section of the grocery store or at your local asian market! It is often used as a sauce for spring rolls, noodles and roast duck. It is made with plums or other fruit like apricot or pineapple, as well as sugar, salt, vinegar, ginger and chili peppers. 

Combining soy sauce and sriracha will create a sweet, sour and spicy dipping sauce for your wraps – just be careful with the extra sriracha because plum sauce already contains chili! A little goes a long way, so taste as you go  before adding too much spice. 

Fresh is Best!

Instead of using a can of pineapple chunks that will be preserved with added sugars, opt for  fresh pineapple! If you have too much leftover, chop it up, freeze it, and use it for your morning smoothies or use it in this Pineapple Thai Rice

Wrap it Up

Have extra lettuce? Sounds like the perfect excuse to whip up some lettuce wraps!  Try these Asian Lettuce Wraps made with Minute® Chicken & Herbs rice cups for an easy and aromatic meal. Or these easy and delicious Sweet and Spicy Salmon and Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps are ideal  midweek lunches!

 

 

 

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