After many attempts and searching for recipes, I have ended up with this one. Easy to do and great as a summer meal outside. Try different versions by alternating optional ingredients, such as peanuts, peppers, shrimp, steamed rice noodles, diced teriyaki chicken, scrambled egg, or bean sprouts. The possibilities are endless!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
32 mins
total:
47 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan combine the water and rice. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, until water is absorbed. Set aside and keep warm.

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  • Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Cook the pork, green onions, and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly brown. Add the tofu, carrot, Hoisin, and soy sauce, stirring frequently until heated through. Remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil and chile paste.

  • To serve: spoon a small amount of rice into each lettuce leaf, top with the stir-fry mixture, and drizzle with additional soy sauce or hoisin, if desired. Wrap the lettuce leaf to enclose the filling.

Optional additional stir fry ingredients

These may be used in place of or in addition to the tofu: chopped peanuts, peppers, shrimp, rice noodles, diced chicken, scrambled egg or bean sprouts.

Nutrition Facts

836 calories; protein 45.8g 92% DV; carbohydrates 95.5g 31% DV; fat 31g 48% DV; cholesterol 73.9mg 25% DV; sodium 773.7mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (246)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I made this last night for dinner. It was terrific. I substituted cabbage and water chestnuts for the tofu, used more garlic than called for and left out the vegetable oil completely. It was very tasty and a good summer time meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Sorry, but I have to tell you...this just didn't work for me at all. I made the filling exactly as described and it was very tasty. But when I tried to wrap the filling, the lettuce kept breaking and they ended up looking just awful. Read More
(26)
332 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 217
  • 4 star values: 89
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I made this last night for dinner. It was terrific. I substituted cabbage and water chestnuts for the tofu, used more garlic than called for and left out the vegetable oil completely. It was very tasty and a good summer time meal. Read More
(76)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2005
This is one of my all-time favourite recipes.. you can easily make it low-carb with switching to low-carb hoisin sauce and swapping out the carrots. All my friends wanted the recipe. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2005
Outstanding recipe! Tasted better than PF Changs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2012
I made these with ground turkey and didn't use tofu (didn't have it on hand). I also served with a sauce suggested in the reviews of another recipe (1 tsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp chile paste). In my opinion the sauce put this recipe over the top! I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. So easy and tasty. Thanks! Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Sorry, but I have to tell you...this just didn't work for me at all. I made the filling exactly as described and it was very tasty. But when I tried to wrap the filling, the lettuce kept breaking and they ended up looking just awful. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2005
Very good. It did need additional hoisin chile paste soy sauce & sesame oil. We mixed the rice into the pork mixture which made filling the lettuce leaves a bit easier; however they are still quite messy. Messy but yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
My husband and I Loved this! We love to eat the wraps at the Yardhouse- and this seemed close to that recipe! I doubled the sauce per someone elses review and added 1 cup crushed peanuts! Awesome! Will definitely make this again Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2006
I had been looking for a great lettuce wrap recipe ever since I had them at a famous asian restaurant. These are it!! I made them with local shrimp and they were just divine. I need more practice with pulling the lettuce off in a whole leaf but this recipe is good enough to keep trying! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2004
This Recipe is great! I have had somehting similar at a restaurant and we loved them! I skipped the meat & used a good amount of tofu. Read More
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