Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry

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A delicious mild curry to serve with steamed or boiled rice that's relatively simple to prepare. The use of lettuce in cooked meals is also an interesting novelty for Western tastes used to having it only in salads and buffet dishes.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 5 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • 5 tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chile sauce

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 (28 ounce) can canned diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups lettuce leaves, torn into 1/2 inch wide strips

Directions

  1. In a pot, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 minutes.

  2. In a bowl, mash together the sugar and 1 clove garlic with a pestle. Mix in the fish sauce, water, chile sauce, and lemon juice.

  3. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat, and quickly saute the 3 cloves garlic. Mix the beef into the wok, season with cumin, and cook until evenly brown. Pour in the tomatoes and about 1/2 the fish sauce mixture. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes, until thickened.

  4. Toss the lettuce into the beef mixture. Serve at once over the cooked rice with the remaining fish sauce mixture on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

529 Calories
21g Fat
57g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1481mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 44mg 221%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 10mg 53%
Potassium 710mg 15%

* 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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