Kick up the flavor and the heat with these simple and delicious Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps made with bold ingredients and fragrant and fluffy Mahatma® Jasmine Rice.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Heat oil in large skillet or wok set over medium-high heat. Cook ground beef, salt and pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until slightly browned. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until fragrant and caramelized. Stir in soy sauce, sesame oil, sambal and brown sugar. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is cooked through and well coated with sauce.
Add rice; cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring, until well combined. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice.
Serve rice and beef mixture as filling for lettuce wraps. Garnish with carrot, radishes, green onions and sesame seeds.
Alternatively, shred carrots on box grater or in food processor.
Are you in the mood for bold and international flavors? These fun and tasty Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are sure to hit the spot. Made with soy sauce, sesame oil, sambal, fresh ginger, and garlic, get ready for this incredible mix of flavors with a spicy kick. And, if you’re thinking it might not be filling enough, don’t let the lettuce fool you, this recipe is not only tasty but hearty for a filling and satisfying meal because it’s made with fluffy Jasmine rice and ground beef.
Although for best results we recommend you enjoy them right after making them. If you’ve got a busy schedule, this recipe is perfect to make ahead of time. Prepare your filling and store separate from the lettuce. When you’re ready to enjoy simply reheat, stuff and enjoy every tasty bite.
If you’re a lover of Korean-inspired flavor and you’re missing a bit of kimchi, try this Bacon Kimchi Paella with Chicken Thighs for a filling dish! Or use some gochujang sauce for a tasty Bibimbap Rice Bowl.
For a slightly less spicy alternative, or if you have trouble finding sambal at your local grocer, or if you just happen to be a Sriracha fanatic, you can use it to substitute in this recipe as the flavor profile for both are similar and will not affect the delicious results. More than just a topping for burritos or Mexican rice recipes, this delicious hot sauce actually has its origins in Asian cuisine.
Meal Tip: End a spicy meal on a sweet note with an easy arroz con leche.