Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps with Coconut Rice
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
- 1 lb Laura's Lean Ground Beef
- 4 Scallions (diced, whites and greens separated)
- 3 cloves Garlic (finely minced)
- 1 tbsp Ginger (minced)
- Bib lettuce (1 head, washed, torn into cups)
- 5/16 cup Soy sauce
- 2 tbsps Honey
- 1 tbsp Sesame oil
- 3 tbsps Gochugang paste
- 1 can Coconut milk (14 ounce can)
- 1 1/4 cups Water
- 1 1/2 cup Jasmine rice
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 Seedless cucumber (1/4 cup, thinly sliced)
- Basil leaves (optional)
- 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 30 Minutes
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil. When the skillet is hot, add in the ground beef. Cook the beef for 8-10 minutes, until completely browned and no longer pink.
2. While the beef is cooking, make the sauce for the meat. Combine the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and gochugang paste in a bowl. Whisk everything together until it is a cohesive mixture. Set aside until ready to use.
3. When the meat is cooked, add the white parts of the scallions, ginger and garlic. Cook everything together for another 2-3 minutes then pour in the sauce. Lower the heat to medium low and let the sauce simmer with the beef mixture for another 8-10 minutes.
4. To make the coconut rice: pour the coconut milk, water, sugar and pinch of salt into a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and whisk everything together. When the sugar has dissolved (it should only take a minute) pour in the rice.
5. Bring the rice to a boil then cover and reduce to the heat to medium low and simmer. Cook the rice for 18-22 minutes until tender. When the rice is done, remove from heat, but leave the lid on. Let the rice steam for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork. Toss with the green scallions.
6. Make the lettuce cups: Take a large leaf of bib lettuce and scoop a couple tablespoons of the meat mixture on top. If the lettuce leaves are small, you can put 2 together to make a larger “cup”. Top the beef with a couple of slices of fresh cucumber and a basil leaf. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve alongside the coconut rice. Enjoy!
Recipe credit: Rachel Hutchinson from "Food, Life, Love" online blog