Chicken & Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

I recently found this recipe on the New York Times cooking website and decided to make a version of it. As for rice: I rarely make rice, but the method below works great for me. It gives really sticky rice, which I love.

You'll need (for 2 people)

- 30 mL of soy sauce

- 2 tbsp sunflower oil

- 3 spring onions

- thumb size piece of ginger

- 2 garlic cloves

- 2 tsp light brown sugar

- 350 gr chicken thighs

- 1 small red onion

- 125 gr white button mushrooms

- 1 small romain lettuce

- 100gr sushi rice

To serve:

- Kimchi (I use the Oh Na Mi Kimchi and it is SO good)

- hemp seeds for on top

How to make it

  1. Chop the spring onions into big 4cm long pieces. Grate the ginger and the garlic.

  2. Slice the chicken into 1..5cm thick strips and put into a big zip- lock bag.

  3. Peel the onion and cut into quarters, so you get wedges. Add to the bag.

  4. Add the soy sauce, oil, spring onions, ginger, garlic, sugar and a good crack of black pepper to the bag. Close the bag and knead it so the marinade gets everywhere. Put into the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.

  5. Start cooking your rice. Wash the rice until the water is clear. Add the rice and 160mL of water and bring to a simmer. Close the lid and simmer for 15 minutes (don't peak!).

  6. While this is cooking clean and quarter your mushrooms. Remove the leaves from the romain lettuce, wash them and pat dry.

  7. Heat up a griddle. We used our panini griddle, works like charm.

  8. Remove the rice pan from the heat and let steam for another 5- 10 minutes.

  9. Add the mushrooms to the chicken bag, close, give a quick mix.

  10. Time to grill! Add the chicken & mushroom mix to the grill and grill until cooked and slightly charred.

  11. Build the wraps as follows: Lettuce leaf, rice, chicken & mushroom mix, kimchi

Let me know what you thought of this when you made it. Also: if you are not used to eating kimchi and are worried how to finish a jar. You can eat this with anything. One of my favourite combinations lately is a grilled cheese: bread- mayo- kimchi- cheese- bread. But I can imagine it would go great on a hotdog or with your ham sandwich too for example.

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