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Lucky Lettuce Cups

Kids imageNote: This recipe, created by Cecily Asplund of Utah, won a national contest and was served at a White House lunch for kids. Her lucky lettuce cups deliver a delicious stir-fry you can eat with your fingers. (If you try this recipe, get a grownup's help because it requires using a knife and the stove.)

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Prep time: 45 minutes

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What to do:

  1. In a large sauté pan over moderate heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Add the chicken and sauté, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Do not wash the pan.
  4. In the same pan, warm the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the 4 thinly sliced scallions, ginger, and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
  6. Add the zucchini, red and yellow bell peppers, peanuts, and rice, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the brown sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  8. Add the cooked chicken, along with the soy sauce, vinegar, salt, and hot chile sauce, if using.
  9. Mound the rice and vegetable mixture in the middle of a large serving plate and garnish with diagonally sliced scallions.
  10. Surround the rice with lettuce cups.
  11. To serve, let everyone spoon the rice and vegetable mixture into lettuce cups and eat with their fingers, taco-style.

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Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: September 2013

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