Asian Lettuce Wraps

Diet Types:

Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 4

Serving Size: 2 lettuce leaf cups

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 8 pieces iceberg lettuce leaves, whole

Nutrients per serving

Calories 308

Protein 26 g

Carbohydrates 17 g

Fat 15 g

Cholesterol 77 mg

Sodium 311 mg

Potassium 591 mg

Phosphorus 252 mg

Calcium 46 mg

Fiber 1.1 g

Preparation

  1. Mince garlic. Chop cucumber and bell pepper.
  2. Mix the ground meat until well combined with garlic, sherry, soy sauce, red chili sauce, brown sugar and ginger in a medium bowl.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat.
  4. Add the beef mixture and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until cooked through (about three minutes).
  5. Stir in the sesame oil and keep warm.
  6. Heat the rice.
  7. Combine cucumber and red bell pepper in a bowl.
  8. Fill each lettuce leaf with 1/4 cup ground beef, 1/4 cup cucumber/red pepper mixture and 2 tablespoons rice. Wrap and enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • Look for Asian-style chili sauce. Compare to find the lowest sodium brand.
  • Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef.
  • Dry vermouth can be substituted for sherry cooking wine.
  • Serve with green tea.

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