Perfect for a light lunch or supper — crisp and fresh lettuce filled with shrimp and Minute® White Rice is perfect any time of day.
Made with Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice, these tangy lettuce wraps are a perfect, gluten-free midweek meal.
Heat rice according to package directions.
Combine plum sauce, soy sauce and Sriracha in a medium bowl; reserve.
Combine rice, shrimp, pineapple, carrots, cucumber and cilantro in a large bowl. Toss with 3/4 of the sauce. Divide evenly among lettuce cups; drizzle with remaining sauce.
This recipe is also great with chicken. Or, for a vegan dish, substitute the shrimp with tofu.
Instead of buying pre-cooked shrimp, do it yourself! Shrimp is easy to prepare, but also easy to overcook – all it takes is 1 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. To devein, score the back of the shrimp with a sharp knife and remove the vein. Scoring the shrimp also helps them cook more evenly.
Then, heat a 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!
Season the shrimp with lemon, garlic, paprika, or any of your favorite seasonings, and serve immediately!
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.
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 in this Pineapple Thai Rice.
Have extra lettuce? Sounds like the perfect excuse to whip up some more lettuce wraps! Try these Asian Lettuce Wraps, made with Minute® Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice, for an easy and aromatic meal. Or, these easy and delicious Sweet and Spicy Salmon and Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps are ideal for midweek lunches!