Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in December 2018 shows a Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "Complete Diabetes." (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Servings: 4

Start to finish: 1 hour, 20 minutes

1 cup short-grain brown rice, rinsed

1 1/2 cups water

1 pound ground chicken

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 Thai or jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced

2 teaspoons grated lime zest plus 1 tablespoon juice

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/4cup chopped fresh basil

3 scallions, sliced thin

1/4cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped

12 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Bring rice and water to simmer in medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes. Off heat, lay clean dish towel underneath lid and let rice sit for 10 minutes.

Mash chicken in bowl with back of wooden spoon until smooth and no strand-like pieces of meat remain. Heat oil in 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add ground chicken, chile and lime zest and cook, breaking up meat with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, and cornstarch together, then add to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened, about 45 seconds. Off heat, stir in basil, scallions, and peanuts. Gently fluff rice with fork. Divide chicken filling and rice evenly among lettuce leaves and serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 318 calories; 159 calories from fat; 18 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 98 mg cholesterol; 782 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 25 g protein.

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