Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Rice
Get weekly recipes and ingredients delivered.
Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 1/2 cupjasmine rice
- 1/2 ounceginger
- 2 tablespoonsroasted salted peanuts
- 1/8 ouncecilantro
- 1head Boston lettuce
- 2 tablespoonsrice wine vinegar
- 1 clovegarlic
- 1 packetgluten-free soy sauce
- 12 ouncesground beef
- 2 packetshoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoonlight brown sugar
- 1 packetSriracha
What You’ll Need
- 6" small pot with lid
- 10" medium pan
In a small pot, combine rice, ¾ cup water, and ¼ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir once, reduce heat to medium low, cover pot, and simmer until water is fully absorbed, 10-12 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand, still covered, until Step 6.
While rice cooks, rinse all produce. Trim and discard skin of ginger and mince. Roughly chop peanuts. Roughly chop cilantro leaves, discarding stems. Pat lettuce dry with paper towel and separate large leaves for wraps. Peel shallot and thinly slice into rings; place in a small bowl with vinegar and set aside to pickle. Mince garlic. Pat beef dry with paper towel.
Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add ginger and garlic and sauté, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Brown beef and make sauce
To pan with aromatics, still over medium-high heat, add soy sauce and beef. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired and cook, breaking up, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together hoisin sauce (to save time, try using a pair of scissors to cut packets open together), brown sugar, and Sriracha (feel free to skip or use half for less heat).
Finish beef filling
Using a slotted spoon, transfer browned beef to bowl with hoisin sauce and stir to coat. Stir in half of cilantro to combine. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
Plate Thai beef lettuce wraps
Drain pickled shallot, discarding pickling liquid. Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in remaining cilantro. Fill lettuce wraps with cilantro rice, top with beef, and garnish with peanuts and pickled shallot. Dig in!