Easy and Simple Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps


This is an easy and simple recipe that my 4-year-old daughter loves. It great lunch for a hot summer day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 splash olive oil

  • 1 cup rice

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 head romaine lettuce leaves

  • 1 dash soy sauce, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 splash lime juice, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir rice in hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes; add onions and garlic and cook until the onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  2. Pour vegetable broth and water into the saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook rice at a simmer until tender and the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Fluff rice and cook 1 to 2 minutes more.

  3. Scoop rice mixture into lettuce leaves. Season with soy sauce or lime juice, as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
2g Fat
43g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 284mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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