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Lettuce Bundles
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Categories: Appetizers, Asian Recipes, Beef, Low fat, Rice, Thai
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Total Time: 20 min.

Watch out, if you don't like spicy food, you might want to seriously cut back on the chile paste.

These appetizers also make a light, refreshing lunch. If desired, serve with some dipping sauces (hoisin is a good choice).

1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 pound lean ground beef
2 scallions - sliced diagonally
1/4 cup rice wine
1 tablespoons chile paste with garlic
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon ginger - finely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 head Boston lettuce leaves - separated
2 cups white rice - steamed

In a small nonstick frying pan, heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink (3 minutes). Drain fat. Add half of the scallions, all the rice wine, chile paste, garlic, ginger, and sugar to the beef. Cook over low heat for 8 minutes. Spoon the filling into a small bowl.

Arrange the lettuce leaves on a serving plate. Sprinkle the rest of the scallions over the filling and serve with rice.

Take a lettuce leaf, add a spoonful of rice and some meat filling, roll into a bundle and enjoy.

Calories: 142 Calories From Fat: 25%
Protein: 6g Carbohydrate: 20g
Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 20mg

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